Graduation

Your Graduation is the time to celebrate all your achievements at AECC University College.

Mark your success

Graduation is the time to invite your friends and family to join you in celebrating the culmination of your hard work and study. 

The 2018 Graduation ceremony will take place on Friday 16 November at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth. Use the information below to guide you through the steps to make sure you're prepared for your special day. 

What to expect on the day

From 11.00am

Registration takes place in the Pavilion foyer.  Please give your name to a member of staff.  

Academic gowns will be available for collection in the Theatre Bar.  Please ensure you arrive on time for your course gowning slot:

11.30am BSc (Hons) Human Sciences

11.30am Master of Chiropractic

11.45am MSc Chiropractic

12.00pm Postgraduates

Once you are gowned, you can have your individual and family group photographs taken with the official photographer.

Before the ceremony you will be able to purchase refreshments from the foyer coffee shop, upstairs foyer bar or the Terrace Bistro.  There are also a number of restaurants along Westover Road. 

1:00pm

The Pavilion Theatre will be open for guests to take their seats. Seating is on a first come first served basis. 

1.30pm

You will be asked to assemble in surname alphabetical order in the east corridor of the Pavilion. There will be staff marshals on hand to give guidance.

1.45pm

All guests will need to be seated in the theatre.  If your guests are late, they may be asked to remain at the back of the theatre until the processions have entered.

2.00pm

Graduand procession awaits signal to enter the theatre and proceed to their reserved seats in front of the stage. It is vital that you stay in the order you were assembled in and in your allocated seat as this is the presentation order.

When it is time for you to receive your award, a staff marshal will guide you to the stage. When your name is read out, proceed to centre stage, shake hands with the Principal then continue along the stage to receive your award from the Academic Registrar. Exit the stage and a staff marshal will guide you back to your seat.

The Principal’s procession will enter the theatre at the same time, and be led to the stage. Once the procession party is in place on stage, the ceremony commences.

Approx. 3.30pm

After the ceremony, the procession party will leave the theatre, followed by VIP and guests.  

3.30pm onwards

Afternoon reception will take place in the Pavilion Ballroom for graduates and their guests.

Remember to return your academic gowns before you leave the venue!

Graduation Videos 

Take a look back at some of our graduation ceremony videos spanning recent years, from 2013 - 2017.

Common Questions

Please see the map for directions to the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth. 

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

The Pavilion Theatre has access for disabled guests.  Inside the theatre there is ample provision for wheelchair users and there is a lift situated at the rear of the building, close to the Ballroom, to access. If any of your guests are wheelchair users, please email the Registry team.