Additional Needs Arrangements for Ceremonies

Additional Support at Graduation Events

If you or any of your guests have additional needs there are various different arrangements we can make to try and make your ceremony easier.

Staff are on hand throughout our venues should you or your guests need assistance during the event.

For students and guests with additional needs, parking can be provided on campus but will need to be booked in advance. For security reasons, and due to the barriers that operate throughout the campus, there will be strictly no parking that hasn’t been pre-booked, this includes blue badge parking.

For those with additional needs, both guests and students, we are offering the following services which must be pre-booked, to make your day run smoothly.

  • Car Parking on Waterside Campus – This will be available in car park 4. Barriers will be in operation, so this will need to be pre-booked with a specific number plate. There are also several blue badge spaces across campus which can be used, but you will still need to pre-book so your number plate is added to our car parking system.
  • Golf Buggy Service on Campus – the golf buggy service will take guests with additional needs from the Creative Hub/Learning Hub (Gowning and Photography locations) to the car park and back again. Our on-campus team will help you with this on the day, it does not need to be booked.

To book a car parking space please complete the below booking form.

Booking Form

If you have a larger party and need two parking spaces, please complete the form twice.

The deadline for completing the form is the 17 October 2022. Once we have received all details and the deadline has passed we will email you prior to the ceremony to confirm the details.

Should demand for car parking spaces be exceptionally high, you may be asked to provide proof to access this service. We would get in touch with you regarding this if needed.

Seating

When booking your ceremony ticket you will be asked to confirm any additional needs you or your guests have that would affect where we seat you. We will consider this information and seat your party accordingly. Should you have not provided this information at the time of booking, please email ceremonies@northampton.ac.uk with the details as soon as possible.

Wherever possible we will accommodate all guests and students with additional needs, however, should you have concerns please contact us prior to the ceremony. We would always recommend to not leave queries regarding additional needs until the event, as should the venue be full, we may be unable to accommodate late requests. However, should circumstances change last minute, please visit the help desk in the theatre foyer for advice and help.

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