AECC Graduation 2017

Your graduation ceremony will be held at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth on Friday 24th November 2017. This will be a celebration of your achievements here at the AECC.  If you have any queries about the ceremony please contact Julie-Ann Doyle in Registry on 01202 436298 or via email  

If you are graduating from the AECC for the first time you must ensure that you: 

• Have made sure that your name and contact details are correct, please liaise with Registry via email   
• Have paid any outstanding debts to the AECC. Deadline to settle your accounts is the 7 July 2017
• Have returned any library books to Learning Services
• Have paid any outstanding debts with The Spine Centre Ltd
• Return any other property from the AECC Clinics

Failure to complete the above will mean that your certificate will be withheld, until these have been cleared or the property is returned.

If you are unable to attend the Graduation Ceremony, Registry will post your degree certificate along with a copy of the programme during the week after the ceremony takes place. If you have changed your home address details please email

To understand more about the Graduation Ceremony, watch previous years videos over at our YouTube channel: AECC Graduation ceremonies.  

AECC class of 2016 on stage at graduation


Key dates

Visit William Northam  for purchase of after ceremony tickets, gown hire and photography.  Remember you don't need to buy a ticket for yourself. 

Registration opens for after ceremony tickets, gown hire and photography:  

2nd May 2017

Registration closes for after ceremony tickets

3rd November 2017

Registration closes for gown hire and photography    

21st November 2017 

AECC Graduation 2017     

24th November 2017

AECC Graduation Tickets

Graduands can bring an unlimited number of guests to the ceremony free of charge. Each graduand will receive a complimentary ticket to the graduation.  You may apply for up to two guest tickets for attendance at the afternoon reception which will cost £16.00 each.  Feedback received from students was to have the  afternoon tea option as this seemed better value for money.  To purchase tickets for your guests you will need to go to . Remember you don’t need to buy a ticket for yourself. 

Tickets will not be sent to you.  They will be ready for collection when you register on graduation day. If you do require extra guest tickets for attendance at the afternoon reception, please let the registry team know by emailing and your name will be added to a waiting list.  If any extra tickets are available these will be allocated (on a proportional basis) after 3 November.  You will be notified of your ticket allocation on Monday 6 November and these will need to be purchased by Friday 10 November at the very latest.  To purchase extra tickets you would need to contact: William Northam contact details to follow. 

If you need to cancel your graduation tickets

We will give a full refund for any afternoon reception ticket bookings cancelled before 3 November, please let us know by emailing  With regards to the gown hire and photography, there is a £1.50 cancellation fee outside the cooling off period which is 14 days. If you wish to cancel your gown hire, you must notify William Northam at least 7 days before the ceremony date. 




Graduation Gown Hire

The Graduation Ceremony is a formal occasion and all that attend are expected to be appropriately dressed. Details of how to order your academic gown, hood and hat can be found at:  William Northams who are our official gowners. On the day you will need to bring with you, your gown hire reference number and either the printed receipt which will be emailed to you at the time of ordering or via the text message which will be text to you a few days before your ceremony.

Graduation Photography

Details of or how to order your photographs can be found at: . If you are ordering photographs you will need to print out your photography order details which will be emailed to you and bring them with you on the day.

Please note that photos and videos taken by AECC staff will also be added to the AECC Alumni Facebook page:

We will be recording the ceremony and uploading to the AECC YouTube Channel:


Graduation Photos



*Please note that the timetable is subject to change, more detailed instructions will be emailed to you in October 2017.


Academic garments for Graduates will be available in the Theatre Bar (Directions will be clearly signposted on the day). The official photographer will be located in the Lucullus Room, so that Graduates may have individual and family group photographs taken, if required.


Graduands should be fully robed. 


Graduands to be fully robed and assembled in the East side hallway of the Pavilion.


Graduate procession awaits signal to enter the Theatre and proceed to their reserved seats in front of the stage. At the same time, the platform party will proceed to the stage.


Group Photographs followed by Afternoon reception served in the Pavilion Ballroom


On arrival at the Pavilion Theatre, please could you and your guests confirm your arrival at the Registration Desk in the foyer. This is when you will be given your guest tickets which you have purchased for the afternoon reception.

Graduation Speaker

Henrik Lauridsen Henrik Hein Lauridsen graduated from AECC in 1991 and practiced as a chiropractor in private practice for 8 years. In 1999 he completed a M.Sc. in clinical chiropractic from AECC and Portsmouth University, and from 2001 to 2004 he worked in a multidisciplinary spinal outpatient centre alongside teaching at University of Southern Denmark. In 2007 he received a Ph.D. in clinimetrics from University of Southern Denmark, and he is currently employed as associate professor in the Research Unit for Clinical Biomechanics at University of Southern Denmark, where he carries out research in clinimetrics and children’s musculoskeletal health, teaches advanced questionnaire research technique in addition to supervising Ph.D.-students. In addition to his research position, he has been Head of Studies for the education in Clinical Biomechanics at University of Southern Denmark since 2006.


Your guests should be seated in the theatre at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the ceremony, as anyone arriving late may be asked to remain at the back of the theatre until the processions have entered. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Unfortunately seats cannot be reserved.  If you or your guests are blue badge holders please inform Julie-Ann Doyle in advance of the ceremony so that appropriate arrangements can be made.


A photography service will be provided by William Northam Photography. They will be available in the Lucullus Room at the Pavilion Theatre from 10.00 am. You are strongly advised to pre-book this service on-line at  to save time or disappointment on the day.


There is a coffee shop in the foyer, upstairs bar area and a Bistro on the Terrace of the Pavilion Theatre. There are also a number of restaurants along Westover Road. Following the Ceremony, you and your allocated guests are invited to join us in the Ballroom at the Pavilion for an afternoon reception. The bars will be open for the purchase of alcohol. 

Car Parking

Car parking is available at the Pavilion Theatre car park or at several nearby car parks - please be aware
that normal charges apply.


Please use the directions function of the Google map to find the best route to the Pavilion Theatre. 

Disabled Access

The Pavilion Theatre has access for disabled guests. Inside the theatre there is ample provision for wheelchairs and there is a lift situated at the rear of the building, close to the Ballroom, to access.

The AECC Graduation Ball will take place on Saturday 25th November 2017 at The Bournemouth International Centre in the Purbeck Room and your Graduation Committee will be working hard to ensure that your celebrations end with an evening to remember.

We recommend that you order your tickets for the Ball as soon as possible, as numbers will be limited.

For prices and details please contact Hannah Douglas or Carmen Morgan via email at  or

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