Essex in New Delhi: Graduation and 60th Celebration

We're celebrating the University's 60th anniversary and hosting our first graduation ceremony in India.

  • Sun 18 Feb 24

    12:00 - 17:30

  • Off Campus

    Andaz Delhi, Aerocity, New Delhi, 110037

  • Event type

    Ceremonies and receptions

  • Event organiser

    Alumni Relations

  • Contact details

This is your official invitation to be part of Essex history at our Graduation and 60th Celebration in New Delhi.

Come and celebrate the University's 60th anniversary, as well as your own achievements, on Sunday 18 February 2024 in New Delhi.

This historic event will bring alumni together to celebrate 60 years of making change happen. 60 years of boldness and bravery from our students past and present. 60 years of creating change.

During the ceremony, you will have the chance to shake hands and have your picture with the University's Vice-Chancellor on stage and inspiring members of the alumni community will be honoured with awards.

Tickets cost £15 and you can bring five guests for free. If you would like to bring more than five guests, you can purchase additional tickets.

You are part of our Essex family, and we look forward to seeing you there.

More information

Can I graduate?

To graduate, you must have already finished your studies or be due to finish your studies by Monday 31 December 2023.

You can also bring guests with you, such as friends or family.

Can children attend?

Children aged five and over are welcome at Graduation but every child must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for the child's behaviour and must have a ticket purchased for them. There are no discounts for children's tickets. Please note, it is not possible to leave the ceremony once it has started; the ceremony will last for approximately two hours.

Can I bring more than 5 guests?

Of course! We are excited to offer an opportunity for you to celebrate your achievements with your family and friends. Each alumni ticket comes with five free guest tickets, if you would like to bring more, we offer up to ten additional guest tickets at the cost of £15 each.

How much are tickets and what is included?

Tickets cost £15. This includes five free guest tickets, gown hire*, entry to the ceremony, and entry to the reception.


*only for graduating students/alumni

What happens at the event?   

 Time Activity
12.00pm Arrival, gowning and photographs 
2.00pm Ceremony begins
3.30pm Reception with refreshments
5.30pm Event closes

Where do I get the gown and hat?

You will collect your gown and hat from us on the day of the event. These are included in the cost of your ticket and will be available when you arrive at the venue.

Will there be a photographer?

Yes, we will have an official photographer joining us and the opportunity to purchase photos in your robes and with your guests.

Will I get my certificate at the event?

You won't receive another copy of your degree certificate at this event. All graduates receive their official certificate either at their UK graduation, or via post.


If you would like for your transcript/certificate to be re-printed, there are a few options. If you registered on your course for the first time after September 2014, you can access your full academic record and transcript available via your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) - an electronically accessible document.

If you studied with us before September 2014, can order an academic transcript online for a fee. 


You can order a new copy of your degree certificate online for a fee. 

What should I wear?

All graduating students and alumni are required to wear academic robes. Graduation is a formal ceremony and as such smart clothing must be worn. 


Graduates can wear what they feel fits their gender identity and expression best underneath their gowns, as long as it is smart. Denim, t-shirts, trainers, flip-flops and other items of casual clothing are not deemed appropriate for Graduation events.


International graduates who would like to wear their own national dress under their gown are very welcome to do so. Guests are encouraged to also wear smart attire.

When do bookings close?

Booking will remain open until Monday 29 January 2024 but may close early should the event reach capacity before this date. We recommend that you book tickets for yourself and your guests as soon as possible. There are a limited number of places available, and we are expecting it to be a popular event.

Can I cancel my ticket?

If you have booked but can no longer attend, please email alumni@essex.ac.uk to request a refund. Refund requests will not be accepted after Monday 29 January 2024. Tickets will be refunded in GBP, please note that conversions to other currencies may fluctuate and be different from the time of purchase. 
The University of Essex is not liable for any additional costs incurred in attending the event, including travel.

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