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Graduation Venues

Your UON graduation venue

Our ceremonies and associated activities in 2021 take place in Franklin’s Gardens, home of the Northampton Saints.

Just an hour away from London, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge, five minutes from the M1 and within easy reach of a number of major airports, Franklin’s Gardens is the ideal location has everything you would expect from a modern venue. And with it also being home to Premiership Rugby team Northampton Saints, a selection of the spaces offer a glazed front with outstanding views of the famous Franklin’s Gardens stadium, creating a memorable backdrop for your day.


  • Ceremonies Helpdesk/Ticket Sales – Turnstiles at Gate 3
  • Gowning – Heroes Bar
  • Gown Return – The Village
  • Photography – Rodber Suite
  • Refreshments and Family Friendly viewing area – The Village

Family-friendly viewing area

The ceremonies will also be streamed live to TV screens in the Village at the venue for children under 5 and their supervising adults. This area has to be pre-booked prior to the event.

Booking has now closed.

There is also a family-friendly viewing area in the Learning Hub on Waterside Campus. For more information please view our Viewing Ceremonies on Campus page.

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