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When will my graduation be held?

Graduation for the Class of 2023 will be held on Sunday 9th July 2023. Registration opens for graduates at 9.45am on the UA92 campus. This is where you will collect your robe and guest tickets. The graduation ceremony will begin from midday, over at the iconic Emirates Old Trafford.* Keep an eye out for more info on places to stay – coming soon!

What are the timings for Graduation Day?

9:45am – Campus opens for robing, ticket collection and photography
11:45am – All guests to be at Emirates Old Trafford and ready to be seated
12:20pm – Graduation ceremony begins
2:30pm – Ceremony finishes and after party begins
4:00pm – Event ends
4:45pm – all gowns must be returned to UA92 campus

Where will my graduation be held?

The UA92 Graduation event will take place on Sunday 9 July 2023 at Emirates Old Trafford. The UA92 Campus will be a key part of your day too as this is where you will arrive for registration, gowning and ticket collection at the start of your special day.

Free parking is available for all Graduates and their guests in the UA92 car park off Brian Statham Way.

How do I hire my graduation robe?

Graduation robe hire for all UA92 Class of 2023 graduates is now available free of charge, although you must pay a £50 refundable deposit on the day.

Please note that it is essential that you book your robe hire before Wednesday 31st May.

Book here:

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, by 4pm on Sunday 9 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:

How do I book my 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..

You can pre-book your photography package via our partner Marston Events Photography.

Packages start from £25.00.

Where will I collect my Graduation 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 9 July (before the time agreed), 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 to 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 many tickets can I get for my graduation?

The window to request your free guest tickets has now closed. We may be able to release more guests tickets to purchase closer to the time but these will be limited due to venue capacity. Graduates will be notified by email about any further ticket availability.

Will I be able to get additional tickets for my graduation event?

There is a possibility that additional guest tickets may become available to purchase closer to the date of your graduation event. Additional tickets will be available on a first come first served basis ahead of the event date. We will communicate with you by email if/ when this option is available.

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 refreshments and snacks be provided?

Some refreshments and light snacks will be provided during the event.

Please note Emirates Old Trafford operate a cashless bar service so please bring an appropriate method of payment if you want to purchase additional refreshments.

If you have any allergies or dietary requirements please speak to a member of the Emirate’s Old Trafford catering team on the day.

Will there be a Graduation party?

Yes! Get your graduation weekend off to a fun-filled start and celebrate in style with your fellow graduates. UA92 are hosting a Pre-grad Party in Manchester city centre on Friday 9 July. Get full details and tickets on TicketSource website.

What do I need to bring on the day?

Please make sure you bring your student ID and provisions to pay the £50 refundable deposit required when collected your graduation cap and gown.

Your deposit will be refunded if you return the gown undamaged and before the agreed deadline.

Please note Emirates Old Trafford operate a cashless bar service so please bring an appropriate method of payment if you want to purchase additional refreshment.

Where do I collect my tickets?

All guests must have a valid ticket. These can be collected from the ticket desk on the UA92 campus from 9:45am on Graduation Day.

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.

Can children attend the Graduation ceremony?

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 I/or guests stay over?

We’ve secured some great deals at nearby hotels.

Hilton Garden Inn

Room only:
Friday 7th July and Saturday 8th July exclusive rate £109 per room per night

Bed and Breakfast:
Friday 7th July and Saturday 8th July exclusive rate £119 single occupancy & £128 double occupancy per room per night

Book here by Friday 9 June to secure these special rates.

Hotel Football

Bed and Breakfast:
Single occupancy £90
Double occupancy £100

To book email: [email protected] and quote ‘UA92 Graduation’.

Stock Exchange

Special discount
15% off the best available rate and complimentary glass of fizz.

To book email: [email protected]

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]

Will photos be taken during the event?

Images maybe captured during the event using film photography, digital photography, video or other medium and maybe used by University Academy 92 (UA92) for promotional purposes, on the University Academy 92 (UA92) website, social media, leaflets and brochures and other publicity material.

By attending the UA92 Graduation event, whether as a graduate or otherwise (e.g. guest), you acknowledge that images may be captured during the event by our official agency partner or media team.

UA92 acknowledge its responsibilities in particular reference to:

·       The Protection of Children Act 1978; 

·       An individual’s right to privacy under The Human Rights Act 1998; and 

·       The Data Protection Act 1998. 

Please express any objections to [email protected] prior to the event. Otherwise individuals attending this event are deemed to have given their consent by attending or remaining at the event.

UA92 are not responsible for capture and use of images taken at the event by a third party not directly engaged by us.

How do I arrange a Visa letter?

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:

  • 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.

What happens after Graduation?

UA92 Alumni Community 

After graduation you will automatically join our 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. 

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