ABDO Graduation and Prize Giving Ceremony

The next graduation will take place on Wednesday 24 April 2024. 

Graduation is a special day, allowing students to celebrate their hard work and success with family and friends.

Please note that as per your diploma declaration you must be, and remain an ABDO member to be invited to the graduation.

Extra tickets

Extra tickets will be available with a maximum of one per Graduand reflecting current restrictions. Further tickets will be released should restrictions ease.

Please ensure mobile phones, tablets and other mobile devices are on silent for the duration of the ceremony.

Contact Information

Map of Canterbury Cathedral

If you require further information regarding the ceremony please email Ed Fox at

Livestream of 2024 graduation

11.00am to 1.15pm: Registration
Upon arrival at the Cathedral all graduands should report immediately for registration in the Clagett Auditorium reception area so that gowns and tickets
can be collected from Ede & Ravenscroft staff within the Clagett Auditorium.

Guests are not allowed to enter the Clagett Auditorium so graduands should arrange to meet their guests in another area of the Cathedral precincts after they have registered. If access or seating for the disabled is required please make this known at the time of registration.

11.00am to 1.00pm: Official photography will be conducted by Ede & Ravenscroft in the International
Study Centre.

1.30 pm: All graduands must be assembled as advised on the day. The official graduands’ group photography and procession briefing will take place.

1.30pm: The main Cathedral doors will open for guests to take their seats.


Please let us know if you or your guests disabled or require wheelchair access by emailing Ed Fox at

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April 2024 Photo Gallery

A gallery of photos from the April 2024 ceremony can be found here.