Academic Dress

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Policy

The following represent the prescribed academic dress standards in respect of officers and graduates of the University.

Chancellor

Bonnet

Blue velvet bonnet with gold tassel.

Gown

Dark blue cool wool fabric with gold braid and fabric trim.

Vice-Chancellor and President

Bonnet

Blue velvet bonnet with silver tassel.

Gown

Dark blue cool wool fabric with silver braid and fabric trim.

Deputy Chancellor

Bonnet

Dark blue velvet bonnet with gold tassel.

Gown

Dark blue cool wool fabric with two narrow strips of gold braid.

Members of Council

Cap

Black trencher with silver tassel.

Gown

Black Cambridge-style Masters with front panel of silver satin. Black Oxford-style hood fully lined with silver satin.

Chairperson of the Academic Board

Bonnet

Black velvet bonnet with a red cord and tassel.

Gown

Red gown (PhD red) with facings and lining of royal blue (PhD blue)

Honorary Doctor of the University

Bonnet

Tudor bonnet of royal blue velvet with gold cord around crown with two small gold tassels.

Gown

Royal blue Cambridge-style Doctor of Philosophy gown with front facings and sleeve linings in gold satin. Royal Blue Oxford-style hood fully lined in gold satin.

Honorary Doctorate honoris causa

Bonnet

Tudor bonnet of royal blue velvet with gold cord around crown with two small gold tassels.

Gown

Royal blue Cambridge-style Doctor of Philosophy gown with facings and linings in canard blue satin with a gold satin edging stripe on the outside facings. Royal Blue Oxford-style hood fully lined in blue satin with a satin gold edging stripe.

Honorary Doctorate

Bonnet

Tudor bonnet of royal blue velvet with gold cord around crown with two small gold tassels.

Gown

Royal blue Cambridge-style Doctor of Philosophy gown with facings and linings in blue satin. Royal Blue Oxford-style hood fully lined in blue satin.

Fellow of the University

Bonnet

Royal blue trencher with a royal blue tassel.

Gown

Royal blue Cambridge-Style Doctor of Philosophy gown with facings in blue satin (sleeves not lined). Blue satin-lined hood in royal blue (reverse of the Honorary Doctorate).

Higher Doctorate

Bonnet

Tudor bonnet of royal blue velvet with an under trim of gold satin. A gold cord around crown with two small gold tassels.

Gown

Royal blue fabric with facings and linings of faille of ‘doctor’s red’. Hood of the same fabric as the gown with the same red faille. A gold edging stripe on the gold facings, hood and sleeves.

Doctor of Philosophy

Bonnet

Tudor bonnet of royal blue velvet with gold cord around crown with two small gold tassels.

Gown

Cambridge design gown of royal blue fabric with facings and sleeve linings of faille of ‘doctor’s red’. Hood of same fabric as gown lined with same red faille. Sleeves caught with gold cord and blue button.

Professional Doctorate by Research

Bonnet

Red velvet bonnet with gold cord and tassel

Gown

Royal blue Cambridge gown with front facings and sleeve linings of red. Sleeves caught by gold cord and blue button. Red hood fully lined in royal blue..

Professional Doctorate by Coursework

Bonnet

Royal blue trencher with blue tassel.

Gown

Royal blue Cambridge gown with front facings and sleeve linings of red. Sleeves caught by gold cord and blue button. Red hood fully lined in royal blue.

Master

Cap

Black trencher with black tassel.

Gown

Black Cambridge-style undergraduate gown.. Black Oxford-style hood fully lined with gold satin.

Bachelor Honours

Cap

Black trencher with black tassel.

Gown

Black Cambridge-style undergraduate gown. Black Oxford-style hood fully lined with blue satin with an edging strip in gold satin.

Bachelor

Cap

Black trencher with black tassel.

Gown

Black Cambridge-style undergraduate. Black Oxford-style hood fully lined with blue satin

Diploma/Certificate

Cap

Black trencher with black tassel.

Gown

Black Cambridge-style undergraduate gown, no hood is worn

Any proposals to change the prescribed standards of academic dress should be submitted to the Ceremonial and Honorary Degrees Committee for approval.

Approval Details

Policy sponsor:

Director, Governance Services & University Secretary

Approval authority:

Ceremonial and Honorary Degrees Committee

Approval date:

24/06/2015

Version no:

15-1

Date for next review:

19/06/2015

Modification History

Version

Revision date

Description of changes

Author

15-1

19/06/2015

Policy sponsor and approval authority amended to reflect approved policy framework.

Quality, Standards and Policy

Version no.

Approval date

Implementation date

Details

13-1

07/02/2013

11/02/2013

Policy updated to include all categories of academic dress. Approved by Ceremonial & Honorary Degrees Committee at its meeting (1/13) held on 7 February 2013.

11-1

14/07/2011

15/07/2011

Change of approval authority from Council to Ceremonial and Honorary Degrees Committee, and addition of text relating to proposals to change the prescribed standards of academic dress.

08-1

09/10/2008

10/10/2008

Cap and Gown for a Fellow of the University approved by Council

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