Graduation registration for staff

Our graduation ceremonies take place in spring and summer; we no longer hold winter ceremonies.

We are looking for volunteers to help make graduation a day to remember. There is a wide choice of roles for any member of staff to be part of this incredible and important part of the academic calendar. Full training and guidance are given on the day.

Our past, current, and future students are at the heart of the university, and we all play a part in their experiences. So please do register to help them celebrate their achievements.

You will also enjoy the graduation experience yourself!


Student Usher – you will be working directly with our nervous and excited students. You will be reassuring them and making sure they are seated at the right times. You will also guide them to stand and wait in the order they need to go on stage.

Guest Usher – you will work in the main body of the Cathedral, helping to direct parents and guests, and answer any of their questions. This is a fabulous opportunity to engage with the families.

Procession – you will support the students wearing your academic gown and process through the centre of the Cathedral to the delight of everyone. You will sit on the stage or the front of the congregation throughout the ceremony. Don’t forget to smile for the cameras.

Banner Bearer – this is the opportunity to carry one of the university banners in the procession, with a big smile. It is a very important job, and the banner is not as heavy as you think.

First Aid and Fire Wardens – these are very important roles, but you will not be on your own. We will give a full briefing of fire evacuation on the day…comfy shoes are a definite need!

All staff must register if they wish to attend, even if you have your own gown. LJMU will supply all academic gowns. You must complete your registration by the dates shown above. After these deadline dates, your department will have to organise and pay for private hire of your gown.

Staff graduands

If you are receiving an award at one of the ceremonies, please select staff graduate on the Academic Status dropdown list.


Spring: Monday 15 April to Wednesday 17 April 2024

  • Staff gowning and registration opens: Wednesday 10 January
  • Staff gowning and registration closes: Thursday 28 March

Summer: Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July 2024

  • Staff gowning and registration opens: Tuesday 2 April
  • Staff gowning and registration closes: Sunday 30 June 

New staff members

If you are a new staff member or have any technical issues/problems logging into the Enet registration site, please contact Ede and Ravenscroft Support.

Important information

If your school is split across more than one ceremony, please select the relevant link below to see the breakdown of ceremonies by programme code:

Staff registration

You will register directly with Ede and Ravenscroft.

Please follow the instructions below to register and order your gown.

Further details are sent to you in the week prior to Graduation.

You will collect your gown on the day from the Sir Giles Gilbert Scott Suite at Liverpool Cathedral.

Follow these steps to register your attendance and order your gown:

  1. Log in to the registration system
  2. Select the LJMU logo
  3. Enter your LJMU e-mail address
    Your password was set up as password1, if you updated it please use the last personal password.
    You can change your password once you have logged in. If you have any difficulty please email Ede and Ravenscroft.
  4. Click on 'My attendance and hire' - located in the top left-hand corner of the screen
  5. Edit 'Personal details', ensure details are correct
    Do not uncheck the 'receive emails' box as this will prevent you from receiving a confirmation email and further details.
    Please make sure that the information is still relevant, and all fields are completed.
    Your department information is particularly important and will need to be updated and relevant to the current LJMU organisational structure.
    Click 'Update'.
  6. Edit 'Gown summary' please check your details are correct and add or amend the requested information
  7. You can now select the ceremonies you wish to attend by time and date as well as the role you would like to have on the day
    Click 'Submit'
  8. Log out - located at the top right hand of screen
  9. You should receive an auto email to confirm your booking
  10. If you need to change your attendance or any of your details you can do this any time before the gown hire deadlines shown above by logging into the Ede and Ravenscroft website

No longer able to attend

If you find that you are no longer able to attend after you have registered, and the registration deadline date has passed, please email the graduation team.