Ordering your academic dress

Two Graduands posing in their full academic dress

All graduands are required to wear the appropriate academic dress (robes, hood and hat) prescribed for their degree.

How to order

Academic dress can be hired or purchased from Ede and Ravenscroft, the University’s robe makers, either by visiting the Ede and Ravenscroft website or by calling +44 (0)1223 861854.

When to order

You should order your academic dress as soon as possible. There is no need to wait for your final results before placing your order as orders can be cancelled or refunded in full if necessary.  Orders for the ceremonies taking place in December 2016 must be placed by Tuesday 22 November 2016 at the latest.

What information will I need to give?

When ordering your academic dress you will need to confirm:

  • The name of your instiution (please use 'The University of Birmingham')
  • The date of your Degree Congregation
  • The degree which you are receiving, eg PhD, MSc, BA
  • Your head circumference
  • Your chest and height measurements
  • Your credit/debit card details

Order confirmation

When ordering from Ede and Ravenscroft’s website please remember to print your order confirmation and bring it along on the day of your Degree Congregation.

Collecting your academic dress

You should collect your academic dress from the Gowning Area in the Avon Room in University Centre (Building R23 on the Edgbaston Campus Map) on the day of your Degree Congregation.  Please ensure your academic dress is collected no later than one hour before your Degree Congregation.

What to wear for your Degree Congregation

As well as academic dress, all graduands are expected to wear formal attire for your Degree Congregation.  Find out more about what to wear on the day.