HE Graduation

Venue: Radisson Blu Manchester Airport
Date: Thursday 5th July 2018
Time: Graduates arrive at 5pm for robing and photography

Congratulations on your graduation!

To celebrate all your hard work and achievements throughout the duration of your course, we are pleased to invite all of our graduates to the HE Graduation Ceremony at Radisson Blu Manchester Airport on Thursday 5th July.

Academic dress is compulsory for all students and is made up of a robe, hood and a hat. The academic dress can be ordered online at www.successphotography.com where we recommend that you order your robe no later than Friday 15 June. Download our step by step guide to ordering your robe.

Photography can also be booked at the same time as you book your academic dress hire.

Timetable for event:

5pm Graduates arrive for robing and photography (pre-booking is essential)
A welcome drink will be served and there will be a bar available to purchase further drinks.
7pm Ceremony to start
8.30pm Event closes


You must register for your tickets on our HE Graduation Eventbrite page. You will need a password to access the page, which was included in your invitation sent to your home address. You may bring two guests with you, but please note places for the graduation ceremony are strictly limited and we can only offer places on a first-come, first-served basis. Should you wish to bring along additional guests, there will be a waiting list in operation, and should there become places available you will be notified, and these will also be allocated on a first-come first-served basis after 17 June 2018.

Please contact marketing@trafford.ac.uk in advance should you require wheelchair space.

Getting to the venue:

The Radisson Blu Manchester Airport hotel is conveniently situated just a few minutes’ walk from Manchester Airport train station if you are travelling by public transport.

If you are travelling by car, exit the M56 at junction 5 for Manchester Airport and follow signs for the airport train station. The Radisson Blu Hotel is also signposted as you approach the station.

Car parking is available for 220 cars within the hotel’s car park and is subject to availability. We have secured a discounted special rate of £7 per car/per day for this event. Please note that parking tickets are not issued. Parking is paid for at business centre reception desk on level 1 and car registration details must be given. The hotel car park is operated by third party company, Parking Eye Ltd. Failure to either pay and display on full published car parking rates or by submitting your car registration details when paying discounted rates within the hotel will result in fines being issued to the car owner.

If the hotel car park is full, you will be redirected to the Manchester Airport Terminal 1 Arrivals Car Park. This car park charges a higher rate than the hotel car park. The hotel has a negotiated rate of £25 per day per car at the T1 Arrivals Car Park, but the rate is not valid for overnight parking. This price is controlled by Manchester Airport and is subject to change without notice. Payment can be made at the hotel level 1 in the business centre.

Trafford College is a leading provider of education and training in Greater Manchester. With a £50m investment in world-class facilities, an innovative approach to learning and exceptional links with some of the UK’s most significant employers, students are given a platform from which they can achieve their full potential.