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Ordering And Prices

Graduate holding baby, with mortar head on baby's head

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR ORDERING GOWNS FROM EDE & RAVENSCROFT IS FRIDAY 26 JUNE. If you have not ordered your gowns, please contact them immediately on +44 (0)1223 861854. Operating hours 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.

All graduates are required to wear academic dress (cap, hood and gown) throughout the ceremony. You should order this via the Ede and Ravenscroft website. Orders for Cardiff University can be submitted from March onwards.

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Which robes should I order?

The colours of your gown and hood will depend on your degree.

Your invite will state which gown you need to order.

Gown Details

How to order

You can order online from Ede and Ravenscroft, and pay by credit or debit card (all major cards accepted). You will receive your confirmation and order number all in one simple transaction. Before you start, make sure you know your head circumference (see below under ‘Hats’), chest and height measurements and have your credit/debit card details available.

"Book your gown early and keep your blood pressure down!"

- 2010 Graduate

Print out your order confirmation and take it with you when you collect your outfit on the day of your ceremony so your order can be processed quickly.

Alternatively, you can telephone the Ede and Ravenscroft call centre on +44 (0)1223 861854. Operating hours 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday. (Calls may be recorded for staff training.)



If you are unsure of your hat size, measure the circumference of your head one inch above the eyebrow level and state the measurement in inches or cms (see diagram on the Ede and Ravenscroft website).

Hire charges

Prices are listed below as a guide only. Confirmation of hire charges is provided by the Ede and Ravenscroft website when you place your order.

Bachelor (ie first degrees)£45
All Masters MPhils£51
Doctorates & Senior Doctorates£58

New robes

It is possible to buy new robes from Ede and Ravenscroft with prices starting from approximately £135.00 for the gowns, £68.00 for the hoods and £43.00 for the hats. More information about this offer is available from the Ede and Ravenscroft website.

"I had ordered my gown and photo as soon as I knew I would graduate. This was a good precaution as I sailed through the whole process on the day."

- 2010 Graduate

Additional time

It is possible to hire your robes for additional time, allowing you to take the robes home to have extra photographs taken. Kindly note that robes must be returned to Ede and Ravenscroft within 7 days. Please ensure that you obtain a pre-paid returns bag from the staff when you collect your gown on the day. If retained for longer than 7 days you are liable to an extra charge which is half of the original hire fee per week or part thereof. Robes cannot be taken out of the country.

Prices for Additional Time are listed below as a guide only. Confirmation of hire charges is provided by the Ede and Ravenscroft website when you place your order.

Bachelor, Masters & MPhils£20
Doctorates & Senior Doctorates£25


If you are unable to attend your graduation ceremony, for whatever reason, Ede and Ravenscroft will refund your charge, less a £1.50 administrative charge, on condition that your claim is received by them in writing at least 7 days before the ceremony. Email or write to them with your name, the name of the University and the date of the ceremony. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and your acknowledgement card if you have received it. Unfortunately, they are unable to accept claims made by fax or phone. Refunds for additional time can only be made if your outfit is not used at a ceremony