Graduation gowns

Identify the gown you need for your graduation ceremony, whether to buy or hire it and how to get it. You can also read about the Sussex dress code.

How to get your Sussex graduation gown

You can buy or hire the correct gown for your graduation ceremony. These are provided by Ede & Ravenscroft Limited.

It is your responsibility to check that you have been allocated the correct gown for your ceremony. You must wear a gown to cross the stage and receive your certificate. You can email student@edeandravenscroft.com or call 01223 861854.

You will need your registration number (found on your student card) and surname (family/last name) to book your gown.

Hiring a gown

If you choose to hire your gown, you’ll pay for this through the Ede & Ravenscroft website and collect it on the day in the Brighton Centre.

Cost

These are the hire prices for gowns:

 Price for online ordersPrice for phone orders

Bachelors

£45

£50

Integrated Masters

£45

£50

PG Cert/Diploma

£45

£50

Masters

£51

£56

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

£51

£56

Doctorate

£58

£63

Buying a gown

If you want to buy your own gown, you do this through the Ede & Ravenscroft website and choose whether to have it delivered to your door or pick it up on the day. The costs are displayed on the gown website.

Which gown to get

The particular gown you wear will depend on which course you have taken.

A black University of Sussex graduation gown with red on the hood

Bachelors

A black University of Sussex graduation gown with red on the hood and light grey trim

Integrated Masters

A black University of Sussex graduation gown with light grey hood trim

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

A black University of Sussex graduation gown with light grey on the hood

Masters

A black University of Sussex graduation gown with light grey on the hood and red trim

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

A red University of Sussex graduation gown with purple on the hood and purple trim on the sleeves and front.

Doctorate

Brighton and Sussex Medical School gowns

A black Brighton and Sussex Medical School graduation gown with light green on the hood and light turquoise trim

Bachelor of Science

A black Brighton and Sussex Medical School graduation gown with light turquoise on the hood and light green trim

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS)

A black Brighton and Sussex Medical School graduation gown with light green on the hood and light turquoise trim. Light green trim on front.

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

A black Brighton and Sussex Medical School graduation gown with light turquoise on the hood and light green trim. Light turquoise trim on front.

Masters

A red Brighton and Sussex Medical School graduation gown with purple on the hood and purple trim on the sleeves and front. Also has light turquoise and light green trim.

Doctorate

What to wear with your gown

You should wear clothing under your gown that’s suitable for a formal occasion. This might be a suit, smart trousers and a shirt, a blouse and skirt, a smart dress or national dress.

Your shoes should be smart yet comfortable as you may be on your feet for some time. You may wish to bring an additional pair of comfortable shoes to wear travelling to and from the Brighton Centre.

Avoid beach wear, sports clothing or anything generally considered inappropriate.

What guests can wear

If you’re attending as a guest, you can wear what you feel comfortable with. Graduation ceremonies are a celebration but they’re also formal, so most guests dress as if they were attending a wedding or a traditional occasion. National dress can also be worn.


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