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

    To ensure you enjoy this special occasion, we've pieced together all the information you need for your Graduation Ceremony.

    This event is by invitation only and for graduates who have passed with their last exam in December 2023, April 2024 and July 2024 for Level 6 and Level 7 CIM qualifications.

    02 November 2024

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    When will I receive my invite?

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

    Exam board(s) Date
    December 2023 08 May 2024
    April 2024 02 July 2024
    July 2024 01 October 2024
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    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 21 October 2024. 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 by 21 October 2024. You will also have the option to purchase photography and merchandise.

    5. Look out for the programme which will be emailed to you on 22 October 2024.


    To register and book guest tickets for the Graduation Ceremony you will need to log in to MyCIM. Graduates can book 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 22 October 2024.

    Graduates will collect their registration cards from the registration desk. Guests do not need to register but are required to bring their email booking confirmation with them. Please note, no other paper or digital tickets will be issued.

    • Graduates - free of charge
    • Guests (up to three) - £45 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. Additional guest tickets must be paid when their availability is confirmed, not on the day of the event.

    The last day for guest ticket refunds is 15 October 2024. Refund requests should be emailed to events.organiser@cim.co.uk.

    On the day

    Read our step-by-step guide below for instructions, and everything you need to know about your graduation day.

    Step 1: Registration by surname - Library

    Timings – registration by surname will be from 09:30 in the Library. Your allocated time slot will be confirmed closer to the ceremony date.

    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 card, which will state your allocated seat number for the ceremony. Please keep this card 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. 

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

    • Your Graduation Ceremony brochure.

    Step 2: Robe collection – Aldersgate

    Please collect your robe from Ede & Ravenscroft in the Aldersgate on the lower ground floor. There will be a one-way system to guide you to this area. We ask that only graduates 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 the Ede & Ravenscroft photographer who will be located adjacent to the robing area. 

    Step 4: 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 registration card 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.

    Step 5: 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 6: Robe return

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

    Step 7: Close

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

    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 734759. Please note we cannot organise payment for you. Orders for robe hire should be placed by 21 October 2024. 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: 02 November 2024


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

    For any questions concerning international travel 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 after 15 October 2024. Refund requests should be emailed to events.organiser@cim.co.uk.

    Graduates who deferred their ceremony space from 2023 or previous years and who are no longer able to attend the 2024 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 information’ section (above).

    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 2024 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?

    Any changes to the above timetable will be announced in October 2024. Any changes will be determined by how many graduates we have attending and how much registration time is required. You will receive an email confirming 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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    Contact us

    For more information

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

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