UCFB Burnley Graduation 2016 – Thursday 13th October at Towneley Hall

Graduation is an important day for you and your guests and we want to ensure you have an enjoyable and memorable time. You will find all the information you need to help you prepare for your Graduation including registering your attendance, booking tickets, gowns and photography.

Please complete this form to register for the Graduation ceremony.

Read through all the information carefully and if you have any queries please contact the Graduation Team at events@ucfb.com.

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Student Information+


If you think you are eligible to graduate in October 2016 and have not received your invitation please contact the Graduation Team at events@ucfb.com.

You are not eligible to attend your Graduation Ceremony if:

  • You have not been awarded a degree by the Board of Examiners;
  • You have an unresolved academic appeal lodged with the Board of Examiners’ decision about your final result or are subject to an investigation for academic misconduct. You will have to await the outcome of an appeal or investigation before you can attend Graduation; this may mean you have to wait until the following year to graduate.

Student Awards

A number of student awards will be made during the day and evening ceremonies for the below categories.

  • The Management Game
  • UCFB Most Improved Student
  • Prestigious 100 Club
  • UCFB FB601 Football Brand Strategy
  • UCFB FB602 Global Marketing Management
  • UCFB FB604 Public Relations Strategy
  • UCFB FB605 Strategic Management
  • UCFB FB606 International Finance
  • UCFB FB607 Research Project
  • UCFB FB608 Advanced International Football Business Management
  • UCFB FB610 Football Law
  • UCFB FB611 Football Business Policy, Politics & Ethics

Data Protection

Graduation Ceremonies are regarded as public events. UCFB will be taking photographs and recording ceremonies for use in future publications, on UCFB’s website and for marketing materials. In addition, names and degrees (including those graduating in absentia) are published in the Graduation programme and on Graduation Memorabilia.

Any data relating to special access that you share with us to help plan the day is kept in the strictest confidence.

If you object to the publication of your personal data (name and course) in the Graduation programme and on Graduation Memorabilia please email events@ucfb.com no later than Friday 2nd September 2016.

Guest Information+

Each student can bring two guests to the Graduation Ceremony. We need to know who the guests are so we can book accordingly when completing our online booking form so please ensure you provide this information.

We understand that students would like to bring additional guests on top of the two allocated spaces. Although additional guests cannot be guaranteed we will try to accommodate this as much as possible. Please include the number of additional guests you would like to bring as soon as possible as this will be assessed on a first come first served basis.

Each additional ticket will be charged at a rate of £10 per person. There will be a number of payment options available but we will only take payment once additional guests have been allocated. The payment will be non-refundable.

Special access and seating requirements

To ensure that everyone can attend the Graduation Ceremony with ease please complete our online graduation booking form to let us know if you or your party have any access requirements by Friday 2nd September 2016. We are able to adjust the venue and seating plan accordingly to support both you and your guests.


Please complete this form to register for the Graduation ceremony.

What do I need to do on the day?

You must be registered in Towneley Hall 60 minutes before your ceremony starts. As there are three Graduation Ceremonies, below details when you should arrive at Towneley Hall:

BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing – 10am

BA (Hons) Football Business & Media – 12pm

BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance – 2pm

On the Day+

Car parking

Towneley Hall does provide car parking for visitors at a charge of 70p an hour. Other car parks around Towneley Park are also available. Please plan your transport accordingly to prevent any delays on the day.


The registration desk at Towneley Hall will be open from 10am. On arrival, please report to the registration desk in the Great Hall to register. You will then be directed to the Lecture Theatre for gowning. Due to space restrictions please note guests will not be allowed access to these areas.

Gowning – The Lecture Theatre

During the Graduation Ceremony you will be required to wear a cap and gown when you are awarded your Degree Certificate. As part of this Ede & Ravenscroft will be supporting UCFB in providing this service to all our graduates. Gown and cap hire for our graduation ceremony is £45.00 per person.

Your gown will be delivered to the graduation venue before your graduation ceremony begins to provide you with the opportunity to take photos. Please note failure to order your gown could result in you being unable to attend the Graduation Ceremony.

Please book your hired gown from Ede & Ravenscroft in advance of the ceremony via their website.

Dress code

It is expected that you will dress appropriately and smartly for the occasion. For comfort and practicality we recommend you wear a top or shirt with buttons as it makes it easier to attach the award ‘hood’. Strapless tops or dresses are not suitable. It is advisable to wear smart but comfortable footwear.

Official programmes

Printed programmes will be available at the registration desk. If you or your guests would like the programme in an accessible format, please let us know in advance of your needs by contacting the Graduation Team at events@ucfb.com.

Professional photographers

The Ede & Ravenscroft photography studios will operate all day and will be situated in Towneley Hall Lecture Theatre and in the grounds. There will also be a photographer on stage taking photos of each graduand as they cross the stage.

Photos can be purchased on the day and there is an option for both individual and family photos to be taken on request. For further information around what pictures will be available click here.

Evening ceremony

We will be holding an Evening Ceremony to further celebrate the success of our cohort of Graduates. The Evening Ceremony will include refreshments and a meal and we will also have speeches from our Chairman, Brendan Flood, an awards presentation and the opportunity for students to collect their Graduate memorabilia.

Please let us know if you can attend the Evening Ceremony along with any additional guests by completing our online graduation booking form by Friday 2nd September.

Dietary requirements

Refreshments and a meal will be provided as part of the Graduation Ceremony. Please let us know if you or your guests attending either the day or evening ceremonies have any dietary requirements so these can be considered.

Please state these in the online graduation booking form by Friday 2nd September.


Graduation Memorabilia will be available for you to collect on the day of your ceremony. We have sourced a hoodie for the Class of 2016 which will be provided to you at no cost.

Hoodies will be available in sizes small, medium, large, and extra large. Please confirm your size on the online graduation booking form.

Guest seating in Towneley Hall

Guests must be in their seats 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony.  Announcements will be made in plenty of time in the gowning and photography areas.

Guests are asked to remain in their seats at the end of the ceremony until the Academic and Graduate processions have left the Red Room.

Travel Information+

Where to stay

Holiday Inn Express

If you and your family are attending your Graduation and wish to stay in Burnley overnight, the Holiday Inn Express is conveniently located and there is car parking available at the hotel.

For all room and booking enquiries please contact the Holiday Inn Express directly on 01282 855 955.

Travelling to Towneley Hall and car parking

Towneley Hall does provide car parking for visitors at a charge of 70p an hour. Other car parks around Towneley Park are also available. Please plan your transport accordingly to prevent any delays on the day.

Contact Information+

Graduation enquiries

Email: events@ucfb.com

Tel: 03332417333


For all enquiries relating specifically to your course or exam board, please contact your Academic Mentor.