Graduation 2017

Congratulations on your recent success!

To celebrate this, we would like to invite Higher Education and Access students who successfully completed in June 2017 to join us at Graduation as follows:

Wednesday 13 December 2017
Galgorm Resort & Spa

Ballymena

Graduation is an extremely important occasion in your academic career. It is the culmination of all your hard work during your time at Northern Regional College. We want to ensure that your Graduation day is a happy memory for many years to come, so we have compiled some important information for you to note in advance of the day.


GRADUATION TICKETS
You should have received a notification to your personal email address which details how you may purchase tickets for Graduation 2017. You may purchase your tickets using the EventBrite link (which will be provided in this email) until Sunday 3rd December 2017. Tickets will not be available for purchase after this date. If you require further information please contact marketing@nrc.ac.uk. If you leave a daytime contact telephone number we will return your call.

TICKET OPTIONS
Graduation ticket £30.00
Price of Ticket includes:
 Attendance at the Graduation ceremony
 Hire of your graduation gown/hood
 Refreshments prior to departure

Guest ticket £10.00 (maximum 2 guests per graduand)

PAYMENT FOR TICKETS
To purchase your tickets for Graduation 2017, you must use the booking process on Eventbrite. This services uses a secure online payment system and you will be asked to pay for your ticket(s) by either credit or debit card (VISA/American Express/Mastercard)
Following the successful purchase of your ticket(s) you will receive a personal email to your address with the tickets attached. 

PRINTING TICKETS
You should print out a copy of your Eventbrite electronic tickets (including those of your guest/s).
You will need to present your Graduation ticket in order to gain entry to the Graduation Ceremony.
Your guest(s) will also be required to present their Guest ticket in order to gain entry to the Graduation ceremony.


CEREMONIES

MORNING CEREMONY
Wednesday 13 December 2017, 10.30 am

10.30 am  Welcome by Governing Body member
10.35 am  Professor Terri Scott, Principal & Chief Executive
10.45 am  Guest Speaker
11.00 am  Presentation of Certificates and Awards
11.10 am  Address by representative of the class of 2017
11.30 am  Light Refreshments

Registration
You can register from 9.00 am on the morning of your ceremony. A dedicated registration area will be set up in the Renaissance Suite, Galgorm Resort & Spa.

Gowns/Hoods
After you have registered, staff will direct you to collect your gown, hood and mortar board. You should leave AT LEAST 40 MINUTES before the start of the ceremony to do this. All gowns, hoods and mortar boards must be returned to staff before you leave the venue.

Graduands
Having secured your gown you should then proceed to the photography area (if you wish to have professional photographs taken). Staff will then direct you to your seat.  It is essential for the correct operation of the ceremony that you remain in the seat allocated to you by staff.

Guests
Guests will be directed to allocated guest seating areas. Please ensure your guests are seated by no later than 10.15 am.

AFTERNOON CEREMONY
Wednesday 13 December 2017, 2.30 pm

2.30pm  Welcome by Governing Body member
2.35pm  Professor Terri Scott Principal & Chief Executive
2.45pm  Guest Speaker
3.00pm  Presentation of Certificates and Awards
3.20pm  Address by representative of the class of 2017
3.30pm  Light Refreshments

Registration
You can register from 1.15 pm on the afternoon of your ceremony. A dedicated registration area will be set up in the Renaissance Suite, Galgorm Resort & Spa.

Gowns/Hoods
After you have registered, staff will direct you to collect your gown, hood and mortar board. You should leave AT LEAST 40 MINUTES before the start of the ceremony to do this. All gowns, hoods and mortar boards must be returned to staff before you leave the venue.

Graduands
Having secured your gown you should then proceed to the photography area (if you wish to have professional photographs taken). Staff will then direct you to your seat.  It is essential for the correct operation of the ceremony that you remain in the seat allocated to you by staff.

Guests
Guests will be directed to allocated guest seating areas. Please ensure your guests are seated by no later than 2.15 pm.

ACCESS CEREMONY
Wednesday 13 December 2017, 7.30 pm

7.30pm  Welcome by Governing Body member
7.35pm  Professor Terri Scott Principal & Chief Executive
7.45pm  Guest Speaker
8.00pm  Presentation of Certificates and Awards
8.20pm  Address by representative of the class of 2017
8.30pm  Light Refreshments

Registration
You can register from 6.15 pm on the afternoon of your ceremony. A dedicated registration area will be set up in the Renaissance Suite, Galgorm Resort & Spa.

Gowns/Hoods
After you have registered, staff will direct you to collect your gown, hood and mortar board. You should leave AT LEAST 40 MINUTES before the start of the ceremony to do this. All gowns, hoods and mortar boards must be returned to staff before you leave the venue.

Graduands
Having secured your gown you should then proceed to the photography area (if you wish to have professional photographs taken). Staff will then direct you to your seat.  It is essential for the correct operation of the ceremony that you remain in the seat allocated to you by staff.

Guests
Guests will be directed to allocated guest seating areas. Please ensure your guests are seated by no later than 7.15 pm.

 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please note, you will be seperated from your guests before the ceremony as all graduands will be involved in gowning/photographs and rehearsals.  

Dress Code
The College does not state a particular dress code for under your gown but as Graduation is a ceremonial occasion, you should dress appropriately for this.

Certificates
You will receive your certificate from your Awarding Body at the ceremony unless you have previously collected this from the College.

Photography

Lafayette Photography are the official graduation photographers of Northern Regional College. To avoid delays it is advisable to pre-book your photography online at www.lafayettephotography.eu through the ‘Graduation Photography Prices and Booking’ section. Online bookings will close at midnight the day before your graduation day. Lafayette studios are open both before and after your ceremony. You do not need your certificate for your photograph as a prop will be provided. When you arrive on the day you will be directed to the photography booking stand and then you should make your way directly to the gowning area.  Staff will be on hand to assist.  If you require a photograph with a family member, they may accompany you but afterwards they should make their way back to the catering area as all graduands will be involved in rehearsals.  

The College will also have their own official photographer taking photos throughout the day for press and marketing materials. These will be made available for download after the event via a link on the College’s Facebook page.

You and your guests are very welcome to take photos during the Graduation Ceremony and if you are posting on social media please use the hashtag #northerngrad17.

Terms and Conditions
Eligibility for Graduation 2017 is subject to successful completion of your programme of study and full payment of any associated fees.

If either condition is not met you will not be permitted to attend and a full refund will be granted where applicable.

If you require further information please contact marketing@nrc.ac.uk. If you leave a daytime contact telephone number we will return your call.