Get your gowns and mortar boards at the ready. ACM Birmingham Graduation comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Thursday 11th November 2021.

Come and celebrate your ACM achievements with friends, loved ones and the whole ACM family.

We can’t wait to celebrate with you soon. As we finalise details and arrangements with our venue partners, here is some important ACM graduation information and FAQs:

Where and when will my graduation ceremony be held?

The ACM Birmingham graduation ceremonies will be held at The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham. 2020 and 2021 graduations will be held all on the same day.

If you are a 2020 graduate, your graduation ceremony will be at 1pm.

If you are a 2021 graduate, your graduation ceremony will be at 4pm.

We will provide more information regarding the specific details as we get closer to the event.

For venue details, see https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Who can participate in graduation?

Anyone studying at Degree level with ACM who was still on programme with us (ie engaged with their studies) at the end of the summer term is invited to participate in the ceremony.

If, for whatever reason, you continue to be engaged with your studies by way of writing-up your assessments and/or awaiting final results/confirmation at the point of graduation, you will still be permitted to participate.

If, however, you have ​restarted ​your year and are now attending ​new ​classes at ACM (ie you are now part of a different cohort of students), you will be invited to join the next graduation ceremony, instead.

How does ticketing for the event work?

Unlike many institutions, ACM does not charge for participation in graduation. We provide every graduating student with a ticket of their own, plus up to two tickets for guests, free of charge. You ​will need to ​RSVP for tickets using the ACM graduation app. Extra guest tickets may be charged at an additional cost and the availability will not be guaranteed.​

We will let you know when the graduation app is available and provide more information about ticket booking in the coming weeks.

How do I book my graduation robes?

As part of the graduation ceremony dress code, you are expected to hire and wear traditional graduation robes.

To make the day as accessible as possible for everyone, we have worked with a third-party company, Graduation Attire, ensuring that the hire costs are low.

Information about how to book your gowns will be made available to you soon.

Is there a dress code?

Graduation is an opportunity to dress to impress. Along with your cap and gown, you are expected to wear smart attire.

Casual clothing such as jeans, shorts, trainers or flip-flops is not appropriate to wear to graduation.

Can I reserve particular seats for my family and I?

Graduates will typically be seated at the front of the venue space and will be advised of the seating plan on the day of their graduation.

Guests will be allocated seats. More information about specific seating and allocation will made available as part of the ticketing information.

What if I haven’t paid all of my fees?

If you have any outstanding debt with ACM and you do not already have an approved payment plan in place, we ask you to get in touch with the finance team on 01483 800 500 to make arrangements. If you are unsure about the status of your student finances, please contact the student finance team at ​studentfinance@acm.ac.uk.​

Will we receive our degree certificates on this day?

As per usual University protocol, graduating students will be provided with a prop scroll for photography purposes on the day. Award certificates are distributed by the awarding body and posted to your registered home address within 4 months of your award being formally conferred at a Finalist Assessment Board.

Data Protection

As a graduating student, your name will be published in the souvenir graduation programme, even if you will not be attending our graduation ceremony. If you would prefer your name not be included in this programme, contact ​events@acm.ac.uk​.

Transport and parking

Transport and parking availability will be published in more detail as we confirm details with our venue partners.

Details

Date: Thursday 11th November 2021

Venue: Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EP

Time: 1pm (2020) & 4pm (2021)

Ticketing: All grads will be entitled to a graduate ticket and two guest tickets. Any additional tickets will be on a first come first served basis. More information to come! 

Cap & Gown: Graduation Attire (external company)