Graduation - Academic Dress

For qualification programmes based at our Greenlands campus, Henley-on-Thames

Graduation at Henley Business School

Academic Dress

Below are details of the academic dress for the award of MBA of Henley Business School, and DBA, PhD, MSc and PGDip and PGCert, where applicable, of University of Reading.

It is recommended that you wear a button-through top or shirt/blouse and ladies should bring some hairpins. Men are required to wear a tie.

Personal items such as handbags and mobile telephones etc. should be left with guests for the duration the ceremony.

Click here to view the official Academic dress provided by Ede & Ravenscroft (pdf- 288KB).

Please note: Graduands are required to wear academic dress in order to graduate. Graduands without the appropriate academic dress will not be permitted to take part in the ceremony and will graduate in absence.


Hire or Purchase Robes

Robes can be hired (or bought) from Ede & Ravenscroft on their website at Please place your order no later than Friday 26 August. Please remember to bring your order confirmation with you on the day.


Collection of Robes

Robes will be ready for collection at the Greenlands site on the day of your ceremony from the Institute of Directors Conference Room (number 6 on the Graduation Map).

Assistance will be given with robing. Hats should be worn throughout the ceremony and for photographs. 

Please return your robes to TK1 in the main house as soon as possible after the ceremony (number 7 Graduation Map).