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Graduation special requirements


The Racecourse venue has wheelchair / easy access (via both flat access and lift systems) throughout the complex. The main foyer area and majority of the seating within the auditorium is at ground level. There are lifts available to provide access to the various levels of building if needed. Please let us know in advance if you need wheelchair access to enable to reserve you appropriate seating.

End of row/flat seating

The Centaur is a concert venue and consequently has lots of end of row and floor seating. If you arrive early at the venue, guests will be able to choose the best seating to suit your party.

Blue badge parking

The Centaur has adequate blue badge parking. You do not need to inform us if your guest requires Blue Badge parking at this venue. The car parking attendants on the day will be happy to show you where to park.

Dietary requirements

Light refreshments of tea/coffee and cake will be served before each ceremony. We will endeavour to provide for specific dietary requirements such as gluten free and vegan, there is no need to notify us of this in advance.

Visa information for you and your guests

If you require a letter in support of your visa application in order to attend the award ceremonies you can download this when booking. Please log into your online student record and click on the ‘Ceremonies Booking’ link on the left hand side. Here you will find a link to obtain your personal invitation letter.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide invitation letters for guests attending the ceremony. If your guests require visas in order to attend the award ceremonies, we advise that they include a copy of your invitation letter with their visa applications. If you will be in the UK at the point your guests apply for their visas, you may also wish to write your own letter of invitation.

Find out more and view detailed information about inviting relatives and friends to visit:

Inviting relatives and friends to visit​

If you have further visa queries relating to attendance at your award ceremony, we recommend you email the University’s Immigration Compliance Team:

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