Ayr Campus Graduation

Before the Ceremony

Please carefully read the information on this page and, using the step by step guide, log on to www.edeandravenscroft.com and do the following:

  • Confirm your attendance
  • Hire your gown
  • Book photographs (if required)
  • Book ceremony tickets
  • Tell us if you and your guests are attending the celebration buffet and any dietary requirements
  • Tell us if you or your guests have any special access requirements e.g. wheelchair access, mobility problems, hearing impairments, health issues, etc.
  • Tell if i you have read the Graduation Privacy Notice and if you agree to the conditions.

You will need your Scottish Candidate Number, which can be found at the top of your letter, to log on.

You must do this before FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER or you will not be able to attend the ceremony.

To download or print the full graduation pack please click here.



Students eligible for awards should wear the appropriate gown and hood. These can be hired from Ede and Ravenscroft and cost £25.
If you prefer you can book via the Ede and Ravenscroft call centre on 01223 861 854. Gowns booked via the call centre will be charged at a higher rate to cover administration costs.



Ede and Ravenscroft will be available at the Ayr Campus on the day of the ceremony for photographs. It is best to book photographs in
advance. Those who do not pre-book may still be able to request these on the day. Price options are available on the Ede and
Ravenscroft website.



You can purchase up to two tickets for your guests. Adult tickets cost £8.00 each and tickets for under 16’s cost £5.00 each. Graduates do not need a ticket for themselves. Children under the age of two are free and must sit on someone’s knee.
Additional tickets may be available from Tuesday 1 October 2019 from 9am. If available, these will be issued on a first come, first served basis. To avoid disappointment we recommend that you book these as soon as they are released. The latest you can purchase extra tickets is Monday 7 October 2019. We may close the sale of extra tickets before this date if tickets sell out.
Please ensure that you print your tickets. Guests should present them to a member of staff at the Town Hall entrance.


Celebration Buffet

You must tell us if you and your guests will be attending the buffet after the ceremony. This is free of charge to all graduates and guests. You should indicate whether you or your guests have any specific dietary requirements.


Access Requirements

If you or one of your guests have any specific access requirements, mobility problems, hearing impairments or health issues please provide details to allow appropriate arrangements to be made. If you have any concerns please contact the Events Team on 01563 495035.



Your name will be featured in the graduate list and in the local newspaper. If you wish it to be removed, you must contact the Events Team on events@ayrshire.ac.uk


Unable to Attend

If you are unable to attend the ceremony your commemorative certificate will be posted out to you after the event.



On the Day

  • College opens – 8.30am
  • Collect your gown – from 8.30am
  • First bus leaves the College – 9.00am
  • Registration at the Town Hall opens – 9.00am
  • Last bus leaves the College – 10.10am
  • Registration at the Town Hall closes – 10.30am
  • Guests must be seated – 10.45am
  • Ceremony duration – 11.00am – 12.30pm (approx)


Coach Service

A shuttle bus service will transport graduates and guests between Ayr Campus and the Town Hall. Buses will leave from Ayr Campus at regular intervals between 9.00am and 10.10am. This service will resume again after the procession, at approximately 12.30pm, to transport graduates and guests back to the Ayr Campus for the celebration buffet.



Gowns must be collected from room L114 in the Riverside Building
of the campus, prior to registering at the Town Hall. Gowns will not be available from the Town Hall on the day of the ceremony. You may require two safety pins to secure your gown.


at the town hall

The registration desk at the Town Hall will be open from 9.00am to 10.30am. You must register on arrival. Students must be registered no later than 10.30am.



Please ensure that you print your guest tickets and bring them along with you. Guests should present them to a member of staff at the entrance of the Town Hall. Tickets will be emailed to the email address you used when buying tickets. You should receive these on Tuesday 8 October, please also check your junk mail for these. If you do not, please contact the Events team on 01563 495035.


personal belongings

Please do not bring personal belongings to the Town Hall as there is no cloakroom, and you may not return to the same seat after receiving your award. We suggest anything you do bring should be left with your guests.


The ceremony

After registration, college staff will direct you to the Council Chambers to meet lecturers and fellow graduates. Fifteen minutes before the ceremony starts you will be asked to make your way to the seat number given to you at registration. This seat will be labelled with your name.

All graduating students are seated in the same order as listed in the programme. It is therefore very important that you do not change seats as this could result in disruption of the ceremony and graduates receiving the wrong certificate.

Once the ceremony has commenced staff will ask you to leave your seat and form a queue at the side of the hall. When your name is announced, walk onto the stage to receive your certificate from the Principal. You should then leave by the staircase on the opposite end of the stage.


after you receive your award

College staff will direct you to your seat, where you should stay until the ceremony has finished. The seat you are allocated after the presentation of your award may not be the same one you had initially, so please do not leave any belongings.



In the unlikely event that you receive an incorrect certificate, please accept the certificate presented to you and leave the platform as detailed above. At the end of the ceremony please notify a member of college staff.


the procession

There will be a procession for graduates after the ceremony. When the ceremony finishes the piper will start piping and college staff and parade marshals will direct you out of the Main Hall to assemble in the Council Chambers. All guests will exit the building and line the streets outside.
The procession will be led by the piper, through the town centre. Coaches will be waiting to transport graduates and guests to the Ayr Campus for the celebration buffet. You can meet up with your friends and family at the College.
You will be expected to take part in the procession, unless you are unable to do so.
If you require any additional support please contact the Events Team on 01563 495035 or events@ayrshire.ac.uk


returning gowns

You are responsible for ensuring that your gown and hood are returned to room L114 in the Riverside Building no later than 2.00pm. Gowns and hoods cannot be left at the Town Hall.


dietary requirements

When booking the celebration buffet, if you indicated that you or your guests have specific dietary requirements, a plate will be labelled with your name and put aside for you. Please speak to a member of the Hospitality Team when you arrive at the campus and they will let you know where to find your plate.

Ede and Ravenscroft Enet Instructions

We have included some extra information below to help you book tickets, gowns and photography online:
STEP 1: Go to www.edeandravenscroft.com
STEP 2: Click on the ‘Graduation Services’ tab and select ‘Hire or purchase academic dress’.
STEP 3: Type ‘Ayrshire College’ in the ‘Select your institution’ box and click find.
STEP 4: When it has found Ayrshire College, click submit.

This should then take you to the page below:

STEP 5: Fill in the boxes: ‘ID, Surname and Email’ (see note*) and Click the ‘Submit’ button (1) NOT the ‘Buy your graduation outfit’ button.
(Note: Your ID is not your student ID; it’s your Scottish Candidate Number (SCN) which you will find on your results or in the letter attached. If you are struggling to find this you can phone the Events Team on 01563 495035. If your SCN number starts with a zero, please try the number with and without the zero as in some cases the programme has removed the zero from the front. Your email address will just be your most up to date email – this will be used to send your e-tickets.)
STEP 6: The next page will come up with ‘Ceremony details’ – yours should say ‘You have been allocated to attend on: The Town Hall (Ayr), 11 October 2019, 11:00.’ If this is the case then click the submit button.
STEP 7: The next page will show your award details (the College you studied at and the level and name of your award, e.g. HNC Social Care) – if this is correct then click the ‘Next’ button.
STEP 8: You will then be asked to create your account so that you can log in and out of the site at any time.
You should see this page:

STEP 9: Please make sure you tick the box above (2) confirming your attendance. When you do this it will allow you to click on the button in the picture ‘Click here to start your order’. (3)
STEP 10: You will then see the page below, fill in this page and continue on through the website to make your selections.

If you have any problems with this process please don’t hesitate to phone the Events Team on 01563 495 035.



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