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Graduation and Presentation 
Ceremony 2022

 

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*Please note our Graduation ceremony has been rescheduled due to the national train strike on the 5 October. The ceremony will now take place on Wednesday 19 October.*


About the ceremony

On Wednesday 19 October 2022, we will be celebrating the academic achievements of our students from our degree programmes and professional qualifications. The ceremony will take place at London's Guildhall on Gresham Street, EC2V 7HH. 

The Guildhall has been the City’s powerhouse since the twelfth century when the Lord Mayor of London rivalled the monarch. Your graduation ceremony will take place in the Great Hall – a vast medieval hall with a high-arched ceiling that is flooded with light from two huge, stained glass windows.

At this year’s ceremony we will confer an Honorary Masters Degree on Anne Boden, the Chief Executive and founder of Starling Bank.

The day will start from 10am with arrival, registration and refreshments. The ceremony will start at 12pm and will be followed by a celebratory drinks reception and afternoon tea.

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For our higher education students

Once you have received your invitation, here are the next steps.

  • Accept or decline our invitation.

    Accept by booking your ticket(s) for you and your guests by no later than Monday 3 October 2022. Tickets will be emailed to students closer to the event. You’ll need to show (or print) your e-ticket and bring it with you on the day. There is limited capacity at the venue so we encourage you to book as soon as possible. 
    To decline your invitation, please email graduation@libf.ac.uk.

  • Order your gown.

Academic gowns must be worn by all higher education students except for:

Chartered Associate Programme
Certificate in Sustainable Finance
Executive Certificate in FinTech

Note: Those graduating with professional qualifications (as indicated in the list below) do not wear the academic gown:

Certificate for Documentary Credit Specialist
Level 6 Diploma in Financial Advice
Advanced Diploma in Banking & Finance 
Professional Diploma in Banking & Finance


Dress code: smart attire.

To book your ticket and gown, go to www.gownhire.co.uk, type ‘LIBF' as your institution and follow the prompts. Please make sure you have your LIBF number as you will be required to input this.

Photography packages are available to pre-book through Ede & Ravenscroft when you order your ticket(s) and your gown. Packages can also be purchased on the day


For our professional qualifications students

Once you have received your invitation, here are the next steps.

  • Accept or decline our invitation.

    Accept by booking your ticket(s) for you and your guests by no later than Monday 3 October 2022. Tickets will be emailed to students closer to the event. You’ll need to show (or print) your e-ticket and bring it with you on the day. There is limited capacity at the venue so we encourage you to book as soon as possible.
    To decline your invitation, please email graduation@libf.ac.uk.

  • Gowns are not required for professional qualification students (see list below):

Certificate for Documentary Credit Specialist
Level 6 Diploma in Financial Advice
Advanced Diploma in Banking & Finance 
Professional Diploma in Banking & Finance

Dress code: smart attire.

Note: Academic gowns must be worn by all higher education students except for:

Chartered Associate Programme
Certificate in Sustainable Finance
Executive Certificate in FinTech

To book your ticket, go to www.gownhire.co.uk, type ‘LIBF' as your institution and follow the prompts. Please make sure you have your LIBF number as you will be required to input this.

Photography packages are available to pre-book through Ede & Ravenscroft when you order your ticket(s). Packages can also be purchased on the day.


For overseas students

  • Attend the ceremony in person.
    Before you plan your trip, please see the UK Government latest rules for entering England.

  • Visa support letter for you and your guests.
    If you require a visa, we can supply you with an electronic letter to support your application. To ask for a visa letter, email graduation@libf.ac.uk. Hard copies of the letter can also be provided on request. Please allow plenty of time for us to send you the letter of support for your visa application to avoid any disappointment.

  • Watch the ceremony virtually.
  • An access link to watch the ceremony will be sent by email to all students nearer the date of the event.


Gown and photography

Gowning and photography services are provided by Ede & Ravenscroft.

Academic gowns must be worn by all higher education students except for Chartered Associate Programme, Certificate in Sustainable Finance and Executive Certificate in FinTech.

Professional qualification students Certificate for Documentary Credit Specialist, Level 6 Diploma in Financial Advice, Advanced Diploma in Banking & Finance and Professional Diploma in Banking & Finance are not required to wear a gown and should wear smart attire on the day. Photography packages are an optional extra.

To order your gown and/or photography packages:
1. Go to www.gownhire.co.uk.
2. Type ‘LIBF' as your institution and follow the prompts. Please make sure you have your LIBF number as you will be required to input this.

For assistance booking your gown or photography packages, please contact Ede & Ravenscroft on +44 (0)1223 861 854 or at customerservices@academic-services.co.uk.

Please book your ticket(s), gown (if required) and photography packages by no later than Monday 3 October 2022. You will have to bring your order confirmation on the day.

Instructions on how to measure yourself for your gown can be found on Ede & Raventscroft’s website

The dress code on the day is smart. For example, a suit or shirt and trousers for men, and smart skirt/trousers and blouse or dress for women.

We recommend wearing a button through top or shirt, which will help you to attach the academic hood to your clothing.

Staff will be on hand on the day to direct you to where you can collect and return your gown. Gowns can be collected on arrival and need to be returned by 3pm.

You are welcome to take photographs throughout the day, including during the ceremony. The venue and local sights offer great photo opportunities.

There will be an opportunity to have professional photographs taken by Ede & Ravenscroft before and after the ceremony. Details of pricing for the photography packages can be found on their website. You can pre-book photography when you book your ticket(s). Packages can also be purchased on the day.

Certificate and invitation letter

We normally issue award certificates and transcripts within 30 days, once the award has been approved by the Programme Assessment Board. Please see our certification policy for more information.

Invitations have been sent to students via email. If you haven't received an invite and you are eligible to graduate, please contact graduation@libf.ac.uk.

Students who are eligible to attend the Graduation and Presentation Ceremony will receive an invitation via letter and email.

Please note the ceremony is for our degree programmes graduands, as well as professional qualifications students who have completed the following qualifications: Level 6 Diploma in Financial Advice, Level 6 Chartered Associate Programme, Advanced Diploma in Banking & Finance, Professional Diploma in Banking & Finance, as well as CDCS Advocates. 

No, attendance isn't compulsory. 

Students who have completed more than one qualification will be presented with their completed qualifications. However, they will only come up on stage for the qualification with the highest level.

Venue and programme of the day

The Graduation and Presentation Ceremony will take place at Guildhall, in the heart of the City of London.

The venue's address is Guildhall, Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7HH.



For further details on how to reach the venue please visit Guildhall's website.

 

 From 10.00am       Arrival and registration
 11.15am  Seating
 12.00pm  Graduation ceremony
 1.30pm  Afternoon tea
 3.00pm  Gowns to be returned and day concludes     







From 10.00am: Arrival and registration

 We advise you to arrive in good time to register, collect your gown (if required) and be photographed.

Please contact the Events team on +44 (0)207 337 6286 as soon as possible to advise if you are running late on the day, or unable to attend.

After registration, our staff will direct you to the Crypts where you will be able to collect your gown and have your picture taken in the photography studios. Your guests will be directed to the Old Library and offered refreshments.  

11.15am: Seating
You will be asked to take your seat in the Great Hall. Your seat number will correspond to your place in the programme. Guest seating is unallocated and operates on a first-come-first-served basis. There will be seats for everyone who has a ticket, although children under five may be required to sit on laps. Everyone must be seated by 11.45am.

12.00pm: Graduation ceremony
The procession will enter the Great Hall with a fanfare of trumpeters. Speeches will be followed by the presentation of graduate scrolls and prizes. 

1.30pm: Afternoon tea
You will be invited to celebrate your success with a drinks reception in the Old Library. There will be live music and afternoon tea will be served. You will also have the chance to visit the photography studios if you didn’t in the morning.

3.00pm: Gowns to be returned and day concludes

Please arrive for 10am to begin registration, noting that 1115am seating begins in the great hall.

Yes, Guildhall provides a cloakroom with cloakroom attendants.

Each student will be allocated a seat. Guest seating is unallocated and operates on a first-come-first-served basis. There will be seats for everyone who has a ticket, although children under five may be required to sit on laps.

Students can meet their guests in the Old Library, where arrival refreshments will be served.

The dress code for the ceremony is smart. Please no jeans or trainers.

Yes, you are welcome to take your own photos.

You'll also have the opportunity to have professional photographs taken before and after the ceremony. Photography packages are available to pre-book through Ede & Ravenscroft when you order your ticket(s). Packages can also be purchased on the day.

Refreshments will be served in the Old Library.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities in the ladies’ toilets.

Please send an email to graduation@libf.ac.uk to let our Events team know in advance.

Please send an email to graduation@libf.ac.uk or call us at +44 (0)20 7337 6286 or +44(0)7876 658 008. 

Other useful information

Yes, students can defer their graduation up to two years. If you would like to do so, please let us know by emailing graduation@libf.ac.uk.

We take the safety of our attendees and staff seriously and we are working closely with the venue to ensure adequate measures are in place in order to follow government guidelines. We will react and adapt accordingly to any future changes and ensure we keep all attendees updated.

The Guildhall is in the heart of the City of London and there is plenty of accommodation within walking distance.

To help you make your arrangements, we have drawn up a list of hotels close to the Guildhall. Please contact the hotel directly for prices and availability:

Enjoy London with your loved ones. The Guildhall is within easy reach of West End theatres and many fine restaurants.

For more information about things to do after graduation, see the Visit London website. If you’re planning a celebration meal, you may be interested in checking restaurant reviews on the TimeOut website.

Contact our Events team at graduation@libf.ac.uk or call us at +44 (0)20 7337 6286.