Find out how to book tickets for an upcoming University of Sussex graduation ceremony.

Booking tickets for a ceremony

If you have been invited to attend graduation, you automatically get a free graduand ticket to your graduation ceremony when you confirm your attendance. This ticket is only for you.

You’ll be sent an invitation with how to book your place and buy guest tickets.

Initially, there’s a limit. You can buy:

Only students can buy tickets. Parents and guests of a graduand cannot do this themselves. 

Log on to Sussex Direct to book your place and buy any guest tickets. If you've got problems logging into Sussex Direct, you will need to call IT Services on 01273 678090. The phone line will be closed between 1-2pm. 


If you're graduating your ticket is free. 

Tickets for your guests are currently £30 each. 

The following guests attend for free:

  • age 12 and under (but they count towards your initial limit)
  • under 2 – no ticket is needed, the child must sit on carer’s lap
  • carers – if you or a guest require a carer you should email

Only students can buy tickets. Parents and guests of a graduand cannot do this themselves.

BSMS students

Confirm your attendance by logging into the University of Brighton Student Central by entering your University of Brighton student number and password (date of birth DDMMYY). You’ll be prompted to change your password. You’ll then be able to confirm whether or not you will be attending.

Initially, there’s a limit. You can buy:

Getting extra tickets

Although there is an initial limit, you can buy extra tickets for your guests. These are released on a specific date before both summer and winter graduation ceremonies.

You can buy as many tickets as you like, but they are sold on a first-come first-served basis. We will work to ensure all your guests are sat together (unless you tell us otherwise).

When to book your tickets

You can book tickets as soon as you receive an email from us inviting you to your graduation ceremony.

Collecting your tickets

You collect your tickets on graduation day at the venue. We do not send them out in advance

Cancelling your place and getting a refund

To cancel or defer your place email There is a refund deadline before summer and winter graduation ceremonies. After this point we consider refunds on a case-by-case basis.

In the unlikely event you fail your course, you’ll receive an automatic refund for any guest tickets.

Terms and conditions

By confirming your attendance you also agree to our terms and conditions. These cover things such as photography at the event and us filming the ceremony.

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