Academic dress and robe hire


If you are graduating with a Higher Education Award – e.g. an SVQ3 Social Services (with Healthcare or Children and Young People), HNC, HND, Certificate or Diploma in HE or ordinary, honours or post-graduate degree, you are required to wear a gown and hood.

You can hire these from our official suppliers, Ede and Ravenscroft.

Please note that it is your responsibility to arrange for the hire of your robes. These will be delivered to our Oban Centre for you to collect on the day of the ceremony.

Please take care when ordering your hood as there are different hoods for each qualification level – if you need help or advice, please ask a member of college staff.


You should order your gown no later than Friday 30th August 2019 through the Ede and Ravescroft website or by calling 01223 861854, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Academic dress

Our Graduation Ceremony is formal, so please be smartly dressed (no jeans). This could be national dress, dark tie, dark suit, dark skirt or dress, white shirt or blouse.

Academic hoods are designed to hook onto the top buttons of shirts or blouses, so please remember that when choosing your outfit.