Awards ceremonies

Ceremony locations, disability, and access

Find out about where award ceremonies are held and information about parking and access.

Chapel of St Peter and St Paul, The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Awards Ceremonies on the Greenwich campus take place in the Chapel in the World Heritage site of the Old Royal Naval College on the banks of the Thames.

Car Parking

There are public car parks in the vicinity of the Old Royal Naval College. Regrettably, there is no on-site parking. Please do not underestimate the traffic in the Greenwich area, and allow ample time for travelling and finding a parking space.

Getting to the Old Royal Naval College

History of the Old Royal Naval College and Chapel

Rochester Cathedral, Rochester, Kent

Awards Ceremonies for graduates on courses run at the Medway campus take place in Rochester Cathedral, England's second oldest cathedral.

Car Parking

There are public car parks in the vicinity of Rochester Cathedral. Regrettably, there is no on-site parking. Please do not underestimate the traffic in the Rochester area, and allow ample time for travelling and finding a parking space.

Rochester Cathedral Visitor Information

History of Rochester Cathedral

Disability and Access

It is important to the University that all graduates and guests are able to attend and enjoy the Awards ceremonies.

Whilst adhering to the health and safety requirements of our ceremony sites, every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate any special arrangements.

  • Access to the Old Royal Naval College Chapel for wheelchair users is via a lift. You must inform our department by the Online Graduation deadline date. A limited number of University-managed parking spaces are available onsite at The Royal Naval College for anyone with mobility problems or holding a disabled parking badge. Please note that this is on a first come basis, and you must make your request by the Online Graduation deadline date.
  • At Rochester cathedral access for wheelchair users - or anyone with a mobility problem - is not an issue. A side entrance with no stairs (North Transept) is accessible. The reception after the ceremony will take place in the Cathedral grounds. There are a number of disabled-parking spaces in the vicinity for holders of disabled-parking permits. you must make your request by the Online Graduation deadline date
  • A British Sign Language Interpreter can be arranged for graduates, who require them to assist in their studies at the university. Please note that your request must be indicated to our department by the Online Graduation deadline date, or you will be required to make your own arrangements and pay all costs involved. We are not able to provide sign language interpreters for your guests.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to provide the loan or hire of wheelchairs on ceremony days. If a wheelchair is required on the day, guests or graduates will need to make their own arrangements.

All wheelchair users planning to attend an Awards Ceremony will need to email their additional requirements after booking their guest tickets online. Please arrive outside the Chapel at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement of your ceremony in order to be seated before other guests arrive.

For health and safety reasons, it will not be possible to accommodate more than four wheelchair users in the Chapel at any one time. It is therefore imperative that you advise us of your - or your guest's - requirements by the closing date. Please note that some seating in the Chapel is in galleries and requires access via a staircase. Please email our team after booking your tickets if this is unsuitable for your guests.

There are a limited number of university-managed parking spaces available onsite for anyone with mobility problems or holding a disabled parking badge.