Graduation Photography

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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 on the first floor of the Students’ Union, opposite the main Queen’s building on University Road. 

‌What kind of photos can I get?

We offer a range of photography packages, with prices starting at £35 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?

Date Open

Thursday 14 December

Friday 15 December

8.30am - 6.00pm

8.30am - 6.00pm


Your photos can be taken at any time during these times - we are ready when you are ready!

Order by phone or online by 12 noon on Wednesday 13th of December.

Have a look at our Winter Graduation Photography Booklet for 2017

Basic Pack - £35* (with frame £60)*
One 10"x8" Graduate Print
Two 5"x4" Graduate Prints

Standard Pack - £45*
Three 10"x8" Graduate Prints
Four 5"x4" Graduate Prints

Graduation Pack - £65*
Two 10"x8" Family Prints
Three 10"x8" Graduate Prints
Four 5"x4" Graduate Prints
Free Graduate Bonus Pack

Dual Frame Pack - £95*
Framed 8"x6" Family Print & 8"x6" Graduate Print
Two 10"x8" Graduate Prints
Two 10"x8" Family Prints
One 8"x6" Graduate Print

Combination Pack - £105* (Best Value Pack)*
Framed 12"x10" Graduate Portrait
Three 10"x8" Graduate Prints
Two 10"x8" Family Prints
Four 5"x4" Graduate Prints
Free Graduate Bonus Pack
Free Family Bonus Pack

 Please note:

  • Multiple prints of Graduates or Families are of the same individual or group image.
  • Frame sizes are approximate.
  • Extra prints are available once you have ordered one of the suggested packs.
  • Multiple photo and certificate framing options available.
  • *All prices exclude postage and packaging.

*New for 2017* - Award Presentation Photography - from £10

Available to take away on the day you graduate!

Photographs will be available for viewing and purchase just outside the Welcome Centre.

You can order and pay for your photography package at any time during the studio opening times of 8.30am - 6pm on the day of your Graduation. Cash and all major credit/debit cards are accepted.

It is also possible to pre-order online at our official photographer's website.

Alternatively you can place your order over the phone - 01223 861854 (ordering only).

For general enquiries regarding our graduation photography service, you can contact Ede & Ravenscroft directly at 0870 2421170 or by email.

What the Students’ Union offers:

  • Efficient and trusted professional photography service for over 20 years.
  • Wide range of photography packages, starting at £35 (excluding P&P).
  • Discounted online & telephone pre-order service.
  • Free tea & coffee while you wait.
  • Comfortable waiting area for you and your family.
  • We accept cash, credit and debit card payments for all photo packages on the day.
  • Full use of the Students’ Union’s facilities including our shop, bar, cafes and restaurant.
  • Live streaming of graduation ceremonies.

Pre-order benefits:

  • You don’t have to pre-order to get your photo taken by us, but there are benefits if you do!
  • Exclusive advance order discount.
  • You can go straight to the photo studio, bypassing the payment process.

Advice for the day:

  • Look smart! 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.

Graduation T-Shirts and Hoodies

The SU Shop will be selling an exclusive range of Queen’s University Belfast t-shirts, hoodies and bears from our stall in the foyer of the Students’ Union.

This includes a range printed with your name and those of your fellow classmates on the back.


Live Steaming 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 so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the ceremony in comfort.

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 Students’ Union Shop

The Students’ Union Shop, located on the ground floor of the Students' Union, 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 Bar 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.

The Speakeasy Kitchen

If you are feeling peckish whilst on campus, The Speakeasy Kitchen will be serving hot food 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. Note: 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. Additional tickets may be requested, but this is not guaranteed. Please check your Graduation Reference Page online on QSIS for confirmation of extra tickets allocated. This is normally adjusted 24-72 hours before collection of tickets and gowns.

Graduands do not require a ticket to gain access to their ceremony.

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:

All gowns/hood must be returned by 6.30pm on the day you graduate. That’s even more reason to get your photos taken before your ceremony!