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Students looking at photos

Gown hire & photography

Gowning and photography services are provided by Ede & Ravenscroft. Academic gowns must be worn by all graduands with the exception of CDCS Advocates,  Level 6 Diploma in Financial Advice students and Professional Diploma in Banking & Finance students who should wear smart attire. Photography is an optional extra.

Ordering your gown

  1. Go to www.gownhire.co.uk
  2. Type ‘The London Institute of Banking & Finance' as your institution and follow the prompts. 

For assistance booking your ticket, gown hire or photography, please contact Ede & Ravenscroft on +44 (0)1223 861 854 or at customerservices@academic-services.co.uk. You don’t have to order everything at once. If you want to order your tickets, gowning and photography at different stages you are able to amend your booking.

Please order your gown by Friday 24 August and bring your order confirmation on the day of the ceremony.

Gown measurements

Instructions on how to measure yourself for your gown can be found on Ede & Ravenscroft's website.

What to wear 

The dress code for Graduation day is smart, e.g. a suit or shirt and trousers for men, and smart skirt/trousers and blouse or dress for women.

Tip: Wear a button through top or shirt which will help you to attach the academic hood to your clothing. 

A student having her gown fitted at GRADUATION ceremony

Collecting and returning your gown on the day

Staff will be on hand on the day, to direct you to where you can collect and return your gown. Gowns can be collected from 10.15am and need to be returned by 3pm.

Photography packages

A variety of photography packages are available to pre-book through Ede & Ravenscroft when you order your gown. Packages can also be purchased on the day.