On your graduation day

View and download the Graduation Quick Guide

Metropolitan Cathedral Christ of the King (Catholic)

The first thing you need to do on the day of your ceremony is go to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. Here you will:

  • register your arrival
  • collect your student seating card and guest tickets
  • collect and put on your robe
  • have your official photograph taken

Allow approximately two hours for this process.

Please plan to have your pictures taken before your ceremony because the cross-over time between ceremonies can be very busy.

You will need to walk from the Metropolitan Cathedral to the Liverpool Cathedral. Please allow approximately 20 minutes for this journey.

Liverpool Cathedral (Anglican)

Arrival time

Doors to Liverpool Cathedral will open one hour before each ceremony. You must allow enough time to pass through security checks before entering.

Entrance to the Liverpool Cathedral

Students and guests enter via the main Liverpool Cathedral entrance.

Once inside the Cathedral, students must be seated 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony.

Seating card

Your student seating card will tell you where you are seated inside the Liverpool Cathedral for the ceremony. Ushers are on hand to help.

Your guests can choose where they sit within the main nave, and ushers can help them, if needed.

Important information for students:
Please keep your seating card with you because you will hand it in as you cross the stage.


Each ceremony will last approximately 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes.

After the ceremonies

Many of our graduates like to celebrate locally – please be aware that restaurants may be very busy, so pre-booking is advised.

Certificates and verification of awards

Your certificate will be:

  • produced in the name held for you on the Student Information System on the date of your conferral
  • posted out to your permanent home address by Royal Mail Signed For or International Signed For mail

Please allow up to six weeks from your conferral date to receive your certificate.

To avoid delays and associated costs, you must make sure that your contact details are up to date.


You will be provided with a final student transcript with your award certificate. In the future, you may be asked to provide a copy of your transcript to a third party – you can order a copy of your transcript from us.