Graduation Souvenirs

Graduation programmes

All graduating students and guests will be given a ceremony programme when they enter the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall. There is no charge for this.

Your name will appear in the Graduation programme and also on the Graduation hoodies/t-shirts/rugby shirts/tea towels. If you don’t want your name to appear in the programme or on the garments please contact the Graduation Office in advance of printing.

We aim to include all eligible graduands in the ceremony programme. The deadline for names to be added to the programme is Monday 6 July. If your name is not in the programme by that date due to any delays issuing your results, or as a consequence of being in debt, or having a conduct issue, and you subsequently become eligible to attend Graduation, then, due to cost, we are unable to reprint the programme after Graduation to include you name.


Tempest Photographers will be at the University during Graduation located in the Tony Rich Teaching Centre. You don't need to book a time, or to place an order in advance, which is a significant advantage as it provides you with much more freedom on the day to choose when to have your photographs taken.

When and where you have your photo taken

We recommend you have your photograph taken before the ceremony and reception, however, the photographers are available in the Tony Rich Teaching Centre all day and you can visit them at a time that is convenient to you.

On the day you receive a proof of the photographs. You can then choose what to order immediately, or place an order after Graduation using the Tempest Photography website or by post.


  • Single photo £26.00
  • Sets from £36.50

Photos with the Chancellor

A photograph is taken of you during the ceremony when you are presented to the Chancellor or his/her representative. This is available to purchase after your ceremony, or it can be downloaded free of charge seven days later from Tempest’s website.

Photos with friends and family

If you would like to have some informal photographs taken with your friends and family, Tempest Photography provide this service in the Tony Rich Teaching Centre, no booking required.

Photography during the ceremony

Photography is allowed during the ceremony, but no video recording equipment is permitted. You will be asked by a steward to turn off your recording equipment, if this is taken into the ceremony. The ceremonies are professionally filmed and a Graduation USB will be available to purchase following the ceremony.

Graduation USB

Every ceremony is professionally recorded by University of Essex Media Centre. USB sticks of your ceremony will be available to purchase on the day at the Tony Rich Teaching Centre without the need to order, or if you prefer you can pre-order copies online via the website to collect on the day. USBs of ceremonies will be available however these will not be available to collect on the day, there will be a nominal fee for USBs to be posted.

Watch Again service

For a limited period of time following the Graduation ceremonies each year, it will be possible to watch the ceremonies online.


Campus clothing

YOUR NAME HERE hoodies, t-shirts, rugby shirts and tea towels will be available to buy as a unique souvenir of your day. This will show your name alongside your fellow graduates.

You can order these in advance and pick up on the day from the Campus Clothing stall on the Silberrad Square or you can order on the day for delivery after Graduation. For an extra cost, you can have your hoodie. t-shirt or rugby shirt can be personalised even further with your name on the sleeve or your initials on the front. All garments are fair trade and premium quality. For more information, please visit the Campus Clothing website.

Any commission from the sales of souvenirs is reinvested back into the University and the SU

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