Celebrate in style

There will be a wide variety of catering options available during the graduation period, ranging from strawberries and cream, to a sit down lunch in the Astor Restaurant.


For further information about your food and drink choices, please visit our food and drink page.

Please note that lunches in the Astor Restaurant do require pre-booking during graduation. 

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Graduates enjoying some champagne

Overnight stays

The University’s hotel is the closest option for overnight stays. Located on campus, Edgbaston Park Hotel is just ten minutes’ walk from University station and 15 minutes’ walk from the main campus. Parking is free for hotel guests.

Edgbaston Park Hotel offers a discounted bed-and-breakfast rate for any visitors attending the graduation congregations. Please quote GRAD_BB to receive 15% off our best flexible bed-and-breakfast rate. Email reservations@edgbastonparkhotel.com or call the reservations team on +44 (0)121 414 8888  (option 1) between 8.30am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

View alternative hotels at the Visit Birmingham website.

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Edgbaston Park Hotel front facade

Gifts and souvenirs

Why not take a look at the range of gifts and souvenirs that we have an offer from the University of Birmingham, to celebrate your graduation. From cuddly teddy bears, to silverware and keep sake items, we offer a range of reasonably priced products to mark this special occasion.

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Two teddy bears wearing a university of birmingham hoodie