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Graduation Photography & Videos


Graduation Photography

To help commemorate your graduation, we are delighted to offer summer 2021 graduates the opportunity to book professional on-campus photography sessions among the visually stunning interiors of the Sir Ian Wood Building.

Students are able to book a time to have their photograph taken by professional photographers in the Sir Ian Wood building on our Garthdee Campus, Aberdeen on 13, 14 or 15 July.

Students can use our online booking system to select a 45 minute arrival window.

Attend the Sir Ian Wood Building during that time and, as soon as a photographer becomes available, you will be invited for a 5 - 10 minute professional photography session. 

Photography slots are limited to graduating students only, in line with government guidelines on social distancing and mixing of households. All family members and friends will be asked to wait outside the building during your photography session.

Gown and Cap Hire

If you wish to have your photographs taken in full graduation dress, please ensure you have arranged to hire your cap and gown in advance, as there will be none available on the day.

Find out more about how to hire a gown for your photograph:

Book a photography slot

All initial photography sessions are now fully booked, however the University is looking into the possibility of extending this again and all students will be notified by email if this is something we can offer.

  • The professional photography is strictly by appointment only.
  • A one-way system will be in place, as will social distancing and regular cleaning.
  • Masks are required to be worn, and can only be removed when your photos are being professionally taken.

Bookings can be made for slots between 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm. Any queries can be emailed to

Virtual Celebrations

These photography opportunities do not replace any additional virtual celebrations organised by the university to commemorate graduation. RGU is also continuing to explore additional opportunities for students to mark their graduation and achievements in person when it is safe to do so. 

You can find out more about our virtual graduation celebrations on our main web page:

COVID-19 Track and Trace

In accordance with Scottish government guidelines, designated venues in certain sectors must have a system in place to request and record the contact details of their customers, visitors, and staff to help break the chains of coronavirus transmission. As such, we will ask that you provide your contact details on the day for track and trace purposes.

Don’t be a victim of degree fraud

  • Posting a selfie of your degree certificate provides fake certificate websites access to current certificates to copy.
  • Your certificate should be treated as personal and private documents like passports, birth certificates or bank details.

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