Students looking at photos

Gown hire & photography

Gowning and photography services are provided by Ede & Ravenscroft. Academic gowns must be worn by all graduands with the exception of CDCS Advocates who should wear business attire. Photography is an optional extra

Ordering your gown

  1. Go to
  2. Click on 'Hire or purchase academic dress'
  3. Type ‘The London Institute of Banking & Finance ' as your institution and follow the prompts. 

You can also book your gown over the phone by calling on +44 (0)1223 861854 (available 09.00 - 17.00 Monday to Friday). You can also use this number for any difficulties that you may encounter.

Please order your gown by Friday 25 August and bring your order confirmation on the day of the ceremony. There are a limited number of gowns available on the day for an additional fee, so we advise against this.

Gown measurements

Instructions on how to measure yourself for your gown can be found on Ede & Ravenscroft's website.

What to wear 

The dress code for Graduation day is smart, e.g. a suit or shirt and trousers for men, and smart skirt/trousers and blouse or dress for women.

Tip: Wear a button through top or shirt which will help you to attach the academic hood to your clothing. 

A student having her gown fitted at GRADUATION ceremony

Collecting and returning your gown on the day

Staff will be on hand on the day, to direct you to where you can collect and return your gown. Gowns can be collected from 10.15am and need to be returned by 3pm.

Photography packages

A variety of photography packages are available to pre-book through Ede & Ravenscroft when you order your gown. Packages can also be purchased on the day.