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CLASS OF 22 GRADUATION

GREATNESS UNLOCKED

CONGRATS GRADS, YOU SMASHED IT!
MARK THE DATE IN YOUR CALENDAR AND GET READY TO CELEBRATE OUR INAUGURAL STUDENTS, AT THE FIRST EVER UA92 GRADUATION
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CLASS OF 22 GRADUATION TICKETS

    STUDENT NUMBER*

    FIRST NAME*

    LAST NAME*

    WHAT COURSE ARE YOU GRADUATING IN?

    PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS*

    PHONE NUMBER*

    HOME ADDRESS LINE 1*

    HOME ADDRESS LINE 2

    HOME ADRESS TOWN / CITY*

    POSTCODE*

    WILL YOU BE ATTENDING YOUR GRADUATION ON SUNDAY 10TH JULY?*

    Exact timings for ceremony and celebrations coming soon.

    HOW MANY FREE GUEST TICKETS WILL YOU REQUIRE FOR YOUR GRADUATION CEREMONY?*

    The below are for guests only. Your ticket is seperate.

    WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING ADDITIONAL TICKETS, IF THEY BECOME AVAILABLE?*

    PLEASE PROVIDE THE FULL NAME OF YOUR LEAD GUEST WHO WILL BE ATTENDING ON THE DAY.

    DO YOU OR ANY OF YOUR GUESTS HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS?*

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    BOOK YOUR TICKETS

    Register your attendance and book up to 4 FREE guest tickets to share this momentous occasion with family and friends.

    Make sure you book before Friday 29 April 2022, to guarantee your guest tickets. We may be able to release additional tickets after this date, which will be chargeable.

    Invitations to our graduation ceremony are issued to all final year students in anticipation that you will successfully complete your degree course. This means you will need to register for your graduation ceremony before you receive your results.

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    RECEIVING YOUR RESULTS

    The Board of Examiners is scheduled to meet on Wednesday 8 June 2022 and results will be published on Wednesday 15 June 2022. Students who are successfully awarded their degree at this Board will be eligible to attend Graduation.

    Students who are not awarded at this Board will not be able to attend Graduation. Reasons for not being awarded your degree at this Board would be where there are assessments and/or resits have not been completed and are outstanding.

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    GRADUATION GOWN

    Graduation wouldn’t be the same without a cap and gown – so don’t forget to book yours!

    We are delighted to announce that UA92 will cover the full hire costs for your graduation cap and gown. On the day, you’ll be required to pay a refundable deposit of £50. Once your robes are returned without damage, your deposit will be refunded.*

    All UA92 Graduates are required to wear Graduation attire at their ceremony, if you have any questions about this, contact [email protected].

    To book your cap and gown:

    1. Head to the link below
    2. Select University Academy 92
    3. Enter your student ID number
    4. Provide your height and head measurements – advice for this is on the link below
    5. Confirm any additional requirements

    All graduation attire must be returned to the designated area before the end of the day on Sunday 10 July.

    HIRE YOUR GOWN

    *UA92 have provided Graduation Attire with your student number, name and course of study. You can access our Privacy Notice on our website via this link: https://ua92.ac.uk/privacy-policy.

    How do I book my place at Graduation?

    The deadline for requesting free guest tickets has now passed. We currently don’t have any further guest tickets available. If any more become available we will notify you by email and these will be offered on a first-com, first-served basis.

    Where is my Graduation taking place?

    Your Graduation ceremony will take place over at the iconic Emirates Old Trafford. But you’ll start your day at the UA92 campus first to check in, collect tickets, and pick up your graduation cap and gown.

    What time do I need to arrive for graduation?

    Registration and robing opens for graduates at 9.45am on the UA92 campus.

    Please note guests are not permitted in the robing area with graduates.

    What happens on my Graduation Day?

    UA92 Campus

    9.45am onwards – Arrive to the UA92 campus to check in, collect your tickets, pay your refundable £50 deposit, * and pick up your cap and gown.

    Emirates Old Trafford

    10am – Photography opens

    10.30am – Pre-ceremony reception. Refreshments available for purchase.

    11.45am – Graduates to be seated

    12pm – Guests to be seated

    12.30pm – Class of 22 Graduation ceremony begins**

    After your ceremony – All graduates and guests are invited to raise a glass and have a bite to eat at The Greatness Unlocked Alumni Event.

    *Cash refunds will be processed on the day. Credit and debit cards will be refunded within a specific timeframe.

    **Although the ceremony starts at this time, graduates must be ready to be seated for their graduation at 11.45am.

    What do I have to do during my Graduation ceremony?

    As part of your ceremony, your name will be called out by a presenter, and you will be required to proceed across the stage to receive your award.

    Graduates are not permitted to proceed across the stage with anyone else, except in instances where additional support is required. If you have any additional requirements, please email us at [email protected].

    Will there be a Graduation party?

    All graduates plus two non-UA92 guests* are invited to let their hair down at the Graduation After Show Party, in Manchester City Centre.   

    The event will take place from 8pm till late. Tickets cost £20 per person with three free drinks. Celebrate the Class of 22, with music and live entertainment.  

    Book your tickets here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ua92/greatness-unlocked-ua92-graduation-after-party/e-gkeovq  

    *All guests will require a ticket to attend this event. UA92 graduates must be responsible for their guests. 

    What do I need to do to prepare for my Graduation?

    1. Book your place and confirm up to four free guest tickets before the deadline. 
    2. Order your Graduation cap and gown before Tuesday 31 May through our Graduation Gowns provider, Graduation Attire here.  
    3. Arrange to have £50 cash or on a credit or debit card, to pay a refundable deposit for your graduation attire on the day. As long as the gowns are returned without damage, on Sunday 10 July, this will be refunded. *
    4. Make sure you bring your Student ID with you on your Graduation Day. You will need this to collect your gown and tickets.
    5. Make sure your guests have the information they need for arriving on the day. 

    *Cash refunds will be processed on the day. Credit and debit cards will be refunded within a specific timeframe. 

    How much does Graduation cost?

    There are no compulsory costs for your Graduation. Traditionally, at other institutions, graduates receive two free guest tickets and must pay for their own Graduation gowns. But here at UA92 we’re offering all graduates up to four free guest tickets and are delighted to confirm we will be covering your graduation gown hire costs. 

    The only potential costs will be for optional elements such as merchandise, additional guest tickets, photography, or the Graduation After Show Party. 

    You will need to pay a refundable £50 deposit, cash or credit/ debit card, for your graduation gowns on the day* As long as the gowns are returned without damage on Sunday 10 July, your deposit will be refunded. 

    *Cash refunds will be processed on the day. Credit and debit cards will be refunded within a specific timeframe. 

    How many guests can I bring?

    All guest tickets have now been allocated.

    If we are able to release additional tickets, we will let you know via email. 

    If my guests or I have additional access requirements, who should I tell?

    If you or your guests have any additional access requirements, and you haven’t already notified us during the booking process, please email [email protected] and a member of the team will be in touch to make sure the necessary arrangements are made. 

    Are babies and small children allowed to attend my Graduation ceremony?

    Babies and small children are welcome to attend your Graduation.  

    Due to health and safety requirements, all small children over the age of two require a guest ticket and their own seat in the Point.  

    Children up to the age of two, must be in arms. Prams can be stored in the cloakroom or in the designated space provided outside the ceremony room. Please contact [email protected] if you need to tell us about babies attending your ceremony. 

    Sometimes small children may become restless or upset during the ceremony. For the comfort of other guests, guardians may be asked to take any child that becomes upset outside into the foyer area. 

    Please note babies and small children are not permitted to go across the stage with parents who are graduates. 

    Where can my family go for something to eat after my Graduation?

    Manchester has a thriving food and drink scene, with plenty of restaurants and bars for you to continue celebrating with family and friends after your ceremony. 

    We’ve negotiated exclusive discounts for you and your guests over at: 

    Café Football at Hotel Football 

    All UA92 graduates and their guests can take advantage of 20% discount against food and drink at Café Football. Overlooking the Theatre of Dreams and nestled within Hotel Football, Café Football is a relaxed restaurant with a sports bar flair. 

    Bull & Bear at The Stock Exchange

    All UA92 graduates and their guests can take advantage of 20% discount against food and drink at Bull & Bear Manchester, using code ZUA92. Experience refined British classics, brought to you by Tom Kerridge and his team, in the domed trading room of the Stock Exchange Hotel.

    Where can I and/ or my guests stay over?

    There are plenty of accommodation options in Manchester from hotels to serviced apartments to Airbnb.  

    We’re offering preferential rates for you and/ or your guests over at our partners, Hotel Football, Old Trafford and the Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester City Centre.  

    Hotel Football 

    Graduates and guests of graduates can book a single room at Hotel Football for £79 including breakfast or a double room for a £10 supplement. * You can book via this link, or by calling 0161 751 0430 and quoting ‘UA9.’

    Stock Exchange Hotel 

    Graduates and guests of graduates can claim 20% discount off room bookings at best available rate. To book, simply email [email protected] or call 0161 470 3901 and quote ‘ZUA92.’

    There are also lots of hotels nearby including the Hilton Garden Inn, Emirates Old Trafford, Premier Inn, Trafford Park, Travelodge Salford Quays and AC Hotel Marriott Salford Quays to name a few.

    *Subject to availability.

    How do I order my graduation cap and gown?

    Our Graduation cap and gown provider is Graduation Attire.

    The deadline to order your graduation cap and gown has now past. Please contact [email protected] if you haven’t ordered your cap and gown.

    Remember to bring your Student ID and a £50 refundable deposit on the day to collect your cap and gown.

    Once the gowns are returned without damage, on Sunday 10 July, this will be refunded.** 

    *UA92 have provided Graduation Attire with your student number, name and course of study. You can access our Privacy Notice on our website via this link: https://ua92.ac.uk/privacy-policy. 

    **Cash refunds will be processed on the day. Credit and debit cards will be refunded within a specific timeframe. 

    Can I purchase my cap and gown, or hire it for longer than just the day?

    Yes, when you book your cap and gown there will be an option for you to purchase them or hire for up to seven days after your ceremony. 

    Where do I collect my cap and gown from?

    All graduation gowns will be delivered to the UA92 campus. This applies to everyone, even if you have entered a delivery address when making your order.  

    On the day, you will need your Student ID and £50 deposit, to collect your gown. The robing team will help you with robing. As long as the gowns are returned without damage on Sunday 10 July, your deposit will be refunded.* 

    *Cash refunds will be processed on the day. Credit and debit cards will be refunded within a specific timeframe. 

    What should I wear for Graduation?

    Graduation is a special occasion, so graduates and guests are invited to dress their best. All UA92 graduates are required to wear a graduation cap and gown at their ceremony. If you have any questions about this contact [email protected]   

    A buttoned shirt or blouse is ideal for attaching your hood to. But if your clothes do not have buttons, pins will be provided to secure your hood. 

    How do I book professional graduation photography? 

    Professional graduation photographs are the ultimate memento for capturing your special day. Photographs will be available for purchase in a variety of packs and styles to suit your budget.

    The photography studios will be open throughout the day, before or after your ceremony. You don’t need to book a specific time slot, but we recommend visiting the studio at Emirates Old Trafford before your ceremony.

    Pre-book your package through our official photographers Marston Events here.

    Will there be a picture taken of me going across the stage? 

    All graduates will be photographed going across the stage to celebrate their degree award.

    Photos will be printed out on the day and available to purchase from £10 each, or as part of one of the available packages here.

    Can I still graduate if I’ve not been awarded my degree?

    No, only students who have been awarded their degree by the Board of Examiners are able to graduate at this ceremony.  

    How do I arrange a Visa letter for myself or overseas guests?

    You may wish to invite your friends and family to the UK to attend your Graduation ceremony.  

    They will need to apply for their own Standard Visitor Visa and you can find details here: https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa 

    • If you wish to invite your family and friends to your Graduation ceremony, you will need to send them a short invitation letter from you, confirming your relationship with them and the reason you are inviting them to come to the UK 
    • You will need to provide confirmation from University Academy 92 (UA92) that you have successfully completed your degree course of studies and that you are attending your graduation ceremony in the UK. You can do this by emailing [email protected]   
    • UA92 can provide an invitation letter confirming a student’s eligibility to attend their ceremony.  
    • Once you have requested this and have registered for your ceremony, you will be emailed this letter.  

    A Standard Visitor Visa can be issued for up to six months and will more than cover the length of time they need to be in the UK for your Graduation.

    When do I get my degree certificate?

    Your degree certificate will be available to collect from the certificate stand on the day. If you are unable to make your Graduation, this will be posted out to your home address.* Please allow up to six weeks for delivery. 

     *We will send this to the home address we have on record for you. If your address needs updating, please contact [email protected]  

    What should I do if my name has changed since I registered as a UA92 student?

    If your first or second name has changed since registration, please contact [email protected] . You will be required to provide evidence of your name change in the form of a deed-poll certificate, driving license, passport, or other official document.  

     To allow enough time for your name change to be factored into the Graduation brochure and certificates, please let us know at least four weeks before your Graduation ceremony.  

     

    What happens after Graduation?

    UA92 Alumni Community 

    After graduation you will automatically join our pioneering alumni community, keeping you connected to UA92 for life. We’ll also stay in touch to hear more about your life after graduation, while keeping you up to date with the latest UA92 news and events. 

    Careers 

    Our careers team are here to provide you with support for the first twelve months post-graduation. You can get advice on navigating your next steps, and if you’ve found a job you like, we’ll guide you on preparing your application and even set up a mock interview so you can put your best foot forward.  

    Get in touch at [email protected]UA92.ac.uk to see how we can help.