Photography and film

Regrettably, we now have taken the difficult decision to postpone our graduation ceremonies which were due to be held on 14 to 17 July 2020.

Where can I have my official photograph taken?

Tempest Photography is our approved photography service; their representatives will be located in the Percy Gee Building throughout the graduation week. You can find out more information about their service on their poster.

There are no official photographs taken at De Montfort Hall. Your family and guests are allowed to take photos.

Do I have to pre-book?

Pre-booking is not required but you can check their products and prices via their website. Please allow plenty of time to have your photographs taken. If your ceremony is in the afternoon, have your photographs taken before your ceremony. This is because you will have to hand in your gown immediately afterwards.

Will the ceremony be live-streamed?

Ceremonies will be live-streamed on campus in the Students' Union (Percy Gee Building), and Graduate Lounge (1st floor in the Charles Wilson Building). Friends and family will also be able to watch it live on the University's Facebook page.

How will University films and photos taken on the day be used?

Photographers and filmmakers are commissioned by the University to take images at graduation for use in University marketing material.

The photographs and film may be used in any of the media used by the University for marketing, fundraising and promotion, including newsletters, leaflets, posters, e-media and our website.

Photographs and film taken at this event may be kept on file indefinitely for future use. The University will only use the photographs for similar purposes for which they were originally taken.

Can I take my own photos?

We want you to be able to capture your special day, so encourage guests to take photos/videos during the ceremony as long as they do not stand or walk about or in any other way impede the enjoyment of other guests. We accept that graduands will also want to take photos of their friends as they graduate, but again, the ceremony flow must not be disturbed or delayed by this.

Please do not take ‘selfies’ on stage as this will delay the ceremony flow, and please do not hug anyone or in any other way intrude the personal space of any staff member on stage. A simple handshake, or bow, is the required and appropriate gesture of acceptance of your award, and will still show your appreciation to lectures and other staff members!

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Use our graduation checklist to make sure that you have done everything you need to do before the ceremony, and know what to do on the day.

Contact Us

If you have any general enquiries about your graduation please contact the the Graduation Team on 0116 252 2448 or

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