Everything you need to know about the NEBOSH Graduation

This information can also be found in our Graduation Guide

If you have a question about the NEBOSH Graduation and Awards Ceremony that is not covered by our Frequently Asked Questions or other Graduation pages, please contact [email protected]

Am I eligible to attend the Graduation ceremony?

The 2024 ceremony will celebrate the achievements of successful Diploma and Masters students who have their results declared between 13 June 2023 and 28 June 2024 for the following qualifications:

  • NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Level 6 National Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals
  • Level 6 International Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals
  • NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management
  • NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management
  • NEBOSH HSE Regulatory Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • NEBOSH ORR Diploma in Regulatory Railway Health and Safety

The NEBOSH Graduation is also open to holders of a NEBOSH Masters degree in partnership with the University of Hull:

  • MSc in Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • MSc in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management
  • MSc in Environmental Management
  • MRes in Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • MRes in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management
  • MRes in Environmental Management

If you are expecting to achieve your Diploma or Masters in this period, please ensure that you keep NEBOSH informed of any changes of email address by emailing [email protected]. Please do not make any travel arrangements until you have received your personal invitation.

Why are you only taking bookings online?

By handling bookings online we are able to receive and process your booking immediately, without the risk of invitations going missing or being delayed in the post. The information provided is also much more accurate and you will receive an automatic confirmation of your booking.

The system is completely secure and no payment details are required as the event is free of charge.

Is it free to attend?

Yes, the NEBOSH Graduation and Awards Ceremony is free to attend, and there is no additional charge for guest tickets. 

Please note that NEBOSH is not liable for other costs relating to your attendance, including but not limited to travel, accommodation, gown hire, photography, or costs incurred due to cancellation.

How many guests can I bring?

To ensure that as many diplomates as possible can attend, we have set an initial booking limit of two guests per diplomate.

We are operating a reserve list for those people who would like additional guest tickets. These are strictly limited to an extra two per diplomate, however they are not guaranteed and will not be confirmed until after the closing date for bookings (19 July 2024).

If you would like additional tickets, please submit your booking as soon as you receive your invitation as they will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

Can children attend?

Yes, all family members are welcome. However, we do not recommend bringing children under five years of age as your guests will be seated in the ceremony hall for a long time.

If you are bringing a young child we ask that you advise us when you book. We can then allocate your guests seats near an exit so they can leave the hall during the ceremony with minimal disruption if necessary. Children under the age of two will not count towards your two guest tickets, as it is assumed that they will be seated on an adult’s lap.

Please note, as diplomates are seated separately from their guests, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult other than the diplomate.

Pushchairs cannot be taken into the ceremony hall, but we will reserve a space for it in a secure area near the hall. This area will be staffed during the ceremony should you need to retrieve any items from your pushchair.

Please note, that if the behaviour of your child is disruptive to others, they and the accompanying adult will be asked to leave the hall. However, they will be alerted when you (the diplomate) are about to go on stage.

Can you help me with my visa if I need one?

Yes, we can provide you with an invitation letter to the event which can be used as part of your visa application. You must apply for it as early as possible as the visa process can take a long time.

Please note that NEBOSH is not liable for any costs if your visa application is refused. The invitation to the ceremony in no way implies any financial responsibility for you during your visit. If you are declined a visa that was supported by a NEBOSH invitation letter, no further support can be provided.

The final date for requesting a visa letter of invitation is 19 July 2024.

Will I receive tickets before the event?

When you book, you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite ([email protected]). On the day when you register,  you will be given your name badge and allocated seat tickets for you and your guests.
We recommend having a digital copy of your confirmation with you on the day for reference.

Where can I stay? 

Here is a list of accommodation options if you require somewhere to stay. 

What catering facilities are available?

The University of Warwick has a number of eateries available on campus that will be open throughout the day.

For more information on the restaurants available on campus visit the University of Warwick website.

After your ceremony there will be a complimentary drinks reception.

Are there special arrangements for people with access difficulties?

Both buildings have full lift access. However the majority of seating in the ceremony hall is tiered and may be challenging for those with mobility difficulties. We have therefore allocated a seating area on the flat section and the first few rows of the tiered seating of the ceremony hall for guests who have difficulty with stairs. These spaces are extremely limited and must be requested when you book. If the person who requires the disabled space can no longer attend, please let us know so we can reallocate the seat.

If you have mobility difficulties yourself, please tell us when you book so that we can allocate you a seat close to the stage and arrange any other assistance you may need.

Please note, there is a short walk between the ceremony in Warwick Arts Centre, and the drinks reception in the Rootes building. 

Can I wear my own gown?

No, to attend the NEBOSH Graduation ceremony, you must hire a gown from Ede & Ravenscroft.

What should I wear underneath my gown?

We recommend wearing smart, comfortable clothing.

It is important to remember that from the elbow down your arm will be visible against the gown, particularly if you’re wearing a long-sleeved shirt, so you may want to wear a jacket or long sleeves underneath your robe. Although most gowns and hoods now have velcro, it’s still a good idea to wear something with a buttoned front as it will help the hood neckband to sit better.

We recommend you and your guests wear comfortable shoes.  

Can I defer my place?

If you cannot attend the 2024 ceremony but would like to be invited next year, please complete our deferral form.

Please note that your Graduation place can only be deferred twice. 

What if I can no longer attend?

If you have to cancel your place, please let us know in writing by emailing [email protected]. Failure to do so will mean you are unable to defer your attendance to the following year. 

Please also inform us if you no longer require any of your guest tickets so that these can be reallocated to people on the reserve list.

Gown hire cancellations

Before 9 September 2024: Should you need to cancel your gown booking, you can claim a refund up to 7 days before the ceremony. You can do this through the Ede & Ravenscroft website or by contacting their Customer Services team on +(44) 01223 861 854.

Between 9 September - 16 September 2024 (Graduation day): If you need to cancel your gown between these dates you will not receive a refund, but Ede & Ravenscroft can defer the booking to a future ceremony. Please contact their Customer Services team on +(44) 01223 861 854.