Your Graduation Photography
The Students’ Union has provided an efficient and trusted professional photography service for over 20 years. This is the only University approved Graduation Photography and our profits are reinvested into the Union's services for our students.
We also have a comfy waiting area for you and your family with complimentary tea and coffee.
Where do I get my photos taken?
The University's official & approved photographers, Ede & Ravenscroft, are located in Elmwood Hall, just opposite Whitla Hall on the corner of University Road and Elmwood Avenue.
What kind of photos can I get?
We offer a range of photography packages, with prices starting at £30 for a Basic Pack. You can opt for more than one package if, for example, you would like a photo of you and your family as well as an individual photo of yourself. Please speak to one of our sales advisors, and they will be happy to help with any questions. Multiple backdrop options are available.
When can I get my photos taken?
Your photos can be taken at any time during the following:
8.00am - 6.00pm Thurs 13 Dec.
8.00am - 6.00pm Fri 14 Dec.
Do I need to order before day of Graduation?
Definitely not! However ordering your photography before your Graduation day will get you direct access to the Photography studios.
Find out ordering details and see the packages available:
We have Official Queen’s Graduate ties, along with caps and scrolls which are available at the studio FREE for use in your photo.
Our photographers are experts at putting on those graduate hoods and we also have a photo prep area for checking your hair/make-up before your photo is taken.
Plan ahead and make the most of your day!
We can take your photographs any time during graduation week, it can be a little busy immediately after each ceremony.
The SU Shop in the Students' Union will be selling an exclusive range of Queen’s University Belfast branded clothing - all with 20% off. See Graduation Booklet for details and voucher.
Live Streaming of Graduation Ceremonies
We know that it's not always possible for everyone who wants to see the ceremony to get a ticket for Whitla Hall so this year we will be showing a live stream of each ceremony on screens in the Students' Union Lounge so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the ceremony in comfort. Maximum capacity is 60 people.
(The video feed is provided via QUB Media Services. Any interruptions in service are beyond the control of the Students’ Union.)
Graduation week essentials from the SU Shop
Located on the ground floor of the Students' Union, the SU Shop will be open throughout graduation selling a wide range of snacks, drinks and other essentials. Don’t forget to pick up your daily copy of the Belfast Telegraph for the graduation listings!
Celebrate at The Speakeasy
During graduation week, The Speakeasy will be open for all to enjoy. We have a wide selection of local and international beverages, including a selection of sparkling wine and Champagne. Alcohol is served from 11.30am. Hot food will be available between 12pm-8pm.
How do I register for my graduation?
Once your degree results have been published, you will receive an email to your QUB email account which will let you know when and how to register online through QSIS. You must “Print Invoice/Receipt” after submitting the information and remember to bring this with you if you are paying for graduation by cash and when you collect your tickets and gown. This is your Graduation Reference Page and you should read all the information carefully.
Where do I get my tickets, and how many can I have?
Tickets can be collected from the Academic Gown & Ticket Office, located at the back of the Administration Building. You must have made payment and have your Graduation Reference Page with you in order to collect your Tickets and Gown. You will be given a specified time to collect your tickets, depending on your ceremony.
Everyone is offered two guest tickets when registering. Graduands do not require a ticket to gain access to their ceremony. Information regarding the availability of additional tickets will be emailed to students in a separate email. Please note that the number of additonal tickets available for allocation will be in correlation to the remaining capacity in the Whitla Hall once all students have registered.
Where do I collect my gown and hood?
You can collect your gown and hood from The Academic Gown & Ticket Office, Level One of the Administration Building (entrance door facing onto the car park at the rear of the Administration Building). Again, you will be given a specified time to collect your gown and hood on your Graduation Reference Page. Make sure you get the correct gown/hood for your degree! Double-check with the Gown Team.
You must have made payment via the Registration Wizard or directly to Student Finance Office, Student Guidance Centre and have your printed Graduation Reference Page with you in order to collect your Tickets and Gown. Graduation website: go.qub.ac.uk/graduations
All gowns/hood must be returned by 6.30pm on the day you graduate. Even more reason to get your photos taken before your ceremony!