International Awards Congregation

Sunday 23 June 2019, JW Marriott Hotel, Pacific Place, Hong Kong

We are delighted to invite you to attend our 2019 International Awards Congregation for all students who have successfully passed their courses between September 2017 and May 2019. It is a great opportunity for you to celebrate your achievements with friends and family.

Ceremony details

The event will take place on Sunday 23 June at the JW Marriott Hotel, Pacific Place, Hong Kong. Registration will take place between 10am -11am. The ceremony will commence at 12.00pm prompt and is expected to finish no later than 1.30pm. Award-holders receiving awards must wear academic dress (please see below for details). 

To enable friends and family to celebrate your success and achievement, each attending award-holder will be allocated 3 complimentary guest tickets. You will be contacted again in May to advise you as to whether additional tickets will be available. Please note any additional tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

There will be an opportunity for formal and informal photographs to be taken before and after the event. Following the ceremony you are invited to join the University Chancellor, Mr Nigel Moss, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Ray Linforth Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor Alexandra Lofthouse for light refreshments. A number of University staff will also be in attendance.

Academic dress

All award-holders must wear academic dress. To hire your academic dress (gown and mortar board) please go to: 

You will need to indicate the size you require and provide all your contact details. The cost of hiring the gown and mortar board, and all queries relating to the hire of academic dress, must be made directly with UKEduNet. The deadline to submit your order form online is 29 March 2019.  

Please note University College Birmingham will provide your hood (the coloured sash) at no extra charge. The hood must be returned immediately after the ceremony has finished.

Collection of academic dress and guest tickets 

In order for you to collect your academic dress, hood and complimentary guest tickets, University staff will be available on Thursday 20 June 2019 at the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong (Conference Room JW Centre LG Level) between 6pm-9pm. 

Please ensure that you bring with you the cost of hiring the gown and mortar board (cash only) and order details as instructed on the UKEduNet website.

You will be asked to sign for the loan of your coloured hood and you will be expected to return this at the end of the ceremony. If the hood is not returned you will be expected to pay for a replacement at the estimated cost of £90.00 (sterling).

Confirm your attendance

To confirm your attendance at the International Awards Congregation, please complete the Confirmation of Attendance form here and return it by email to Addie Sadler at If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact UCB using the same email address.   

In order to secure your place and your complimentary tickets, you must reply no later than 29 March 2019. We cannot guarantee availability of tickets if you respond after this date. 

We look forward to seeing you at the International Awards Congregation.