Degree congregations are held at the Senate House on various dates throughout the year. The Congregation of the Regent House is one of the oldest traditions in the University and its origins can be traced back some 800 years.

Your degree will not be officially awarded to you until you have participated in a Congregation of the Regent House, either in person or in absence. Your degree certificate will only be issued once your degree has been conferred.

Graduands with outstanding College or University bills may not be permitted to graduate in person.

If you choose to receive your degree in person, you will be invited to attend a college Drinks Reception and Graduation Lunch prior to your ceremony. You will be a guest of the college at these events; you are also welcome to bring up to two guests..

You will need to book your lunch places and any dietary requirements when you register to receive your degree either via your Camsis self-service page (current graduate students), or ESS (previous graduate students). Payment for any additional guest lunches must be made at least two weeks before the congregation date.

CamSIS - self-service page  (if you are a current student)

CamSIS - Extended Self-Service (if you have already completed your course)

Methods of payment form - details of how you can make your payment by bank transfer, credit card etc.

The final timings for the day will be posted under 'Timetable for the day', listed in the above sidebar, approximately five days before the ceremony. If you wish to enquire about the availability of guest room accommodation, you will need to contact the Accommodation Officer on

Please see the above sidebar menu, for further information about registering for a congregation, gown hire and dress code, arrangements/timetable for the day, Higher degrees and MA degrees.