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    It's time for you to celebrate and reflect on your personal achievements at this year's CIM Graduation.

    To ensure you enjoy this special occasion without a glitch, we've pieced together all the information you need.

    This event is by invitation only and for graduates who have passed with their last exam in September 2022, December 2022, April 2023 and July 2023 for the following qualifications:

    • Diploma in Professional Marketing
    • Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing
    • Diploma in Sustainable Marketing
    • CIM Marketing Leadership Programme
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Marketing

    11 November 2023

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    Travel update: Tube work closures

    We have been informed that there will be some tube closures due to planned work on Saturday 11 November, which may affect your travel to Graduation.

    Find out how this may affect your journey and view live status updates by clicking here.

    We recommend Graduates plan their journey in advance using TFL's route planner, which will help find an alternate route.


    Please complete steps 1-7 below covering registration, robe collection and photography before 12:00 – late arrivals will not be able to take part in the ceremony.

    Step 1: Registration by surname - Library

    10:00-10:30 A-F
    10:30-11:00 G-O
    11:00-11:30 P-Z

    In the case of safety of all of our staff and fellow graduates, please ensure you only arrive during the times above, in accordance with your surname.

    On arrival at the venue, please make your way up the short set of stairs where you will be guided to registration. Please ensure you follow the one-way system in place and direct yourself to the desk where registration will take place in an alphabetical method by surname. Please have your confirmation email ready to show the registration desk where you will be given:

    • Your registration ticket which will state your allocated seat number for the ceremony. Please keep this ticket with you throughout the event and ensure you sit in the seat allocated – this is essential so that your name is called out at the correct time.

    • Your guests will be seated in a different area to graduates. Please note there are no specific seat numbers for guests.

    • Your Graduation Ceremony brochure.

    Step 2: Robe collection – Aldersgate

    Please collect your robe from Ede & Ravenscroft, which is located on the lower ground floor. There will a one-way system to guide you to this area. We ask that graduates only enter the robing area itself to avoid any high traffic.

    Step 3: Photography – Aldersgate

    After collecting your robe, if you would like an official photograph, proceed with your guests to Ede & Ravenscroft photographer which is located next to robing.

    Step 4: Relax with peers – Lecture Hall

    Once you have completed your robing and photography, please make your way back up the stairs to our allocated waiting area where you can meet your peers and purchase any merchandise to remember your special day.

    12:00-12:15 Step 5: Seated in the Great Hall – first floor

    • The Great Hall doors open at 12:00. Please make your way to the hall on the first floor for seating and have your ticket ready to show the stewards. You will be guided to your allocated seat and your guests to the relevant area.

    • Ensure that your seat number matches the number on your ticket.

    • Please be seated by 12:15 – you are required to wear your robe and mortarboard hat throughout the Graduation Ceremony.

    12:30-13:30 Step 6: Graduation Ceremony starts

    • You must remain in the Great Hall until the ceremony ends. Expected finishing time is between 13:30 and 14:00.

    • Depending on the qualification you have passed, in surname alphabetical order, the stewards will ask you to create a queue in preparation for you being called onto the stage. You will then need to return to your allocated seat.

    Step 7: Robe return

    All hired robes must be returned to Ede & Ravenscroft by 15:00.

    Step 8: Close

    We hope you will have enjoyed your Graduation Ceremony and wish you all the best for your future marketing career.


    Invitations to attend the Ceremony will be sent by email on the following dates:

    Exam board(s) Date
    September 2022 19 April 2023
    December 2022 19 April 2023
    April 2023 27 June 2023
    July 2023 26 September 2023

    What happens next?

    1. Please ensure you read this webpage prior to booking onto the Ceremony.

    2. Click on the ‘Book Now’ button to book your place (including any guests). All students must book their place by 20 October 2023. Places must only be booked from the time of receiving your invitation. Bookings will not be permitted if students have not completed and passed their qualification.

    3. As a graduate, there is no fee to attend the Ceremony. Information on guests and the costs can be found below.

    4. Order your robe through Ede & Ravenscroft (please see below) by 06 November 2023.

    5. Purchase photography and merchandise (not essential).

    6. Look out for the programme which will be emailed to you on 26 October 2023.


    To book your free place at the Graduation Ceremony you will need to register using the ‘Book now’ button on the right-hand side of this page. You will also have the option of purchasing up to three guest tickets, for which payment is taken online at the point of booking.

    Please note bookings will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

    All graduates who have booked to attend will receive an acknowledgement soon after and will be sent confirmation details and a detailed programme for the day by email on 26 October 2023.

    Graduates will collect tickets for themselves and their guests when registering at the venue on the day.


    • Graduates - free of charge
    • Guests (up to three) - £40 per guest

    Further guest tickets can be requested and placed on a waiting list. Students will be notified of any extra guest places by email (subject to availability).

    Guest tickets must be paid online at the time of booking. Additionally, requested tickets must be paid when their availability is confirmed, not on the day of the event.

    Bookings for the CIM Graduation Ceremony are currently unavailable.

    Cancellation and refund policy

    Guest tickets are non-refundable four weeks prior to the event. The last day for refunds is 20 October 2023. Refund requests should be made to events.organiser@cim.co.uk.

    Other information

    1. Robe hire

    It is compulsory for all graduates to wear a robe for the Graduation Ceremony. The robe hire service is available through Ede & Ravenscroft. Place your order and payment directly with them online or over the phone by calling +44 (0) 1223 861854. Please note we cannot organise payment for you. Orders for robe hire should be placed by 25 October 2023. When placing your robe order, please quote your relevant qualification in full as a specific robe will be allocated to you.

    Please ensure you wear smart business attire under your robe.

    2. Photography

    Specialist graduation photographers, Ede & Ravenscroft, will be available on the day of the ceremony. Full details are available on their website. You are able to book your prints in advance or on the day itself.

    3. Lunch and refreshments

    Please note that lunch and refreshments are not included. However, food items and refreshments are available to be purchased at the venue from the cafeteria.


    Central Hall Westminster
    Storey's Gate
    SW1H 9NH


    Date: 11 November 2023


    Can CIM advise me on international travel into the UK and visa applications?

    In light of COVID-19 with questions arising around international travel, quarantining, vaccinations, and all matters relating to the pandemic, please refer to the United Kingdom border control website here. CIM is not able to offer advice, provide documentation or answer questions relating to these matters.

    Additionally, visa applications are the responsibility of the attendee. CIM is strictly unable to provide funding, visa letters, written documentation, or any involvement in applications.

    Are children allowed to attend the ceremony?

    If you wish to bring children to the ceremony, all children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children 8 years and above will need to have a guest ticket purchased for them. Separate tickets will need to be purchased for children if they are younger than 8 years of age and are unable to sit on their accompanying adult’s lap.

    Can I cancel my guest ticket?

    Guest tickets are non-refundable three weeks prior to the event. The last day for refunds is 20 October 2023. Refund requests should be made to events.organiser@cim.co.uk.

    Graduates who deferred their ceremony space from 2022 or previous years and who are no longer able to attend the 2023 ceremony, or guests of those graduating, will not be entitled to a refund for any tickets bought as stated by terms and conditions agreed during the original booking process.

    Who should I contact about special requirements?

    If you or your guests have any special requirements, you should inform the Graduation team of these during the booking process. Please note that graduates normally ascend and descend the stage via a short set of steps. If this is problematic, please email us at events.organiser@cim.co.uk.

    Please note that the venue is fully accessible.

    What shall I do about my gown and photography?

    You will be able to purchase the hire of your gown and photography directly with Ede & Ravenscroft once you receive your Graduation Ceremony invitation via email. Further information on how to do this can be found in the ‘Other’ section.

    Academic dress is imperative if you are a graduate. Without a gown, you will not be permitted into the auditorium to take part in your graduation.

    Mortar boards should be worn throughout the ceremony. CIM will not be liable for any injuries incurred when mortar boards are thrown in the air, so please be mindful if you wish to participate in hat throwing.

    Photography is optional and can be purchased in advance of the Ceremony, or on the day itself.

    Where is the venue for the Graduation Ceremony?

    The 2023 Graduation Ceremony will take place at Central Hall Westminster. The full address can be found below:

    Central Hall Westminster
    Storey’s Gate
    SW1H 9NH

    What time is the Graduation Ceremony?

    Timings will be announced in October 2023. This is because it will be determined by how many graduates we have attending and how much registration time is required. You will receive an email on timings once bookings close.

    Will I receive my diploma at the Graduation Ceremony?

    Please note that you will not receive your diploma at Graduation – this will be issued to you digitally eight weeks after you have received the results of your final assessment.

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    Call  +44 (0)1628 427031
    Email  events.organiser@cim.co.uk

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