Official and Academic Dress Regulations

 

1.            In these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears, "silk" includes silk substitute.

2.            In these Regulations:

(1)          a reference to the colour "coral" shall be read as a reference to the colour Coral BCC 93 as defined in the second edition of the Dictionary of Colour Standards published in the year one thousand nine hundred and fifty one.

(2)          a reference to the colour "spectrum green" shall be read as a reference to the colour Spectrum Green BCC 100 as defined in that edition of that dictionary.

(3)          a reference to the colour "red" shall be read as a reference to the colour Guardsman Red BCC 126 as defined in that edition of  that dictionary.

(4)          a reference to the colour "magenta" shall be read as a reference to the colour Magenta BCC 198 as defined in that edition of  that dictionary.

(5)          a reference to the colour "saffron" shall be read as a reference to the colour Saffron BCC 54 as defined in that edition of that dictionary.

(6)   a reference to the colour “bird of paradise” shall be read as a reference to the colour Bird of Paradise defined by Pantone as colour 16-1357.

(7)  a reference to the colour “radiant orchid” shall be read as a reference to the colour Radiant Orchid defined by Pantone as colour 18-3224.

(8)  a reference to the colour “vibrant orange” shall be read as a reference to the colour Vibrant Orange as defined by Pantone as colour 16-1364.

 

Official Dress

 

3.            The Chancellor

                The official dress of the Chancellor shall be a robe of red superfine cloth trimmed with orange silk facings and striped with gold oak leaf lace; a large‑rimmed round black velvet bonnet with gold cord and tassel.

 

4.            The Pro‑Chancellors

                The official dress of a Pro‑Chancellor shall be a robe of blue grosgrain with a yoke of black grosgrain and trimmed with facings of red velvet; a round black velvet bonnet with gold cord and tassel.

 

5.            The Vice‑Chancellor

                The official dress of the Vice‑Chancellor shall be a robe of tan‑coloured superfine cloth trimmed with facings of fire‑coloured velvet; a large‑rimmed round black velvet bonnet with gold cord and tassel.

 

6.            The Treasurer

                The official dress of the Treasurer shall be a robe of dark green superfine cloth trimmed with facings of purple superfine cloth; a round black velvet bonnet with gold cord and tassel.

 

7.            The Pro‑Vice‑Chancellors

                The official dress of a Pro‑Vice‑Chancellor shall be a robe of blue grosgrain trimmed with facings of orange velvet; a round black velvet bonnet with gold cord and tassel.

 

8.            The Registrar and Secretary

                The official dress of the Registrar and Secretary shall be a robe of black grosgrain trimmed with facings of purple velvet; a black tricorn‑shaped hat.

 

9.            The Public Orator

                The official dress of the Public Orator shall be a robe of purple superfine cloth with facings of purple velvet, sleeves trimmed with purple velvet and orange silk; a round black velvet bonnet with gold cord and tassel.

 

Academic Dress

 

10.          Doctors

                 The academic dress of a graduate of the University being a Doctor shall be:

 

                for Doctor of Civil Law, Doctor of Laws, Doctor of Letters, Doctor of Music, Doctor of Science

(1)          a gown of blue grosgrain with jacket‑type sleeves.

(2)          a hood of blue grosgrain halter‑shaped and draped:

(a)          in the case of Doctor of Civil Law, with crocus.

(b)          in the case of Doctor of Law, with magenta.

(c)           in the case of Doctor of Letters, with coral.

(d)          in the case of Doctor of Music, with Beaton pink.

(e)          in the case of Doctor of Science, with spectrum green.

(3)          a round black velvet bonnet with gold cord and tassel.

 

                for Doctor of Philosophy, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Social Work, Professional Doctorate, Doctorate in Educational Psychology

(1)          a gown of blue cloth with boot‑style sleeves and facings of fine red grosgrain.

(2)          a hood of blue grosgrain lined in folds on the outside:

(a)          in the case of Doctor of Philosophy, with red.

(b)          in the case of Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with pale blue.

(c)           in the case of Doctor of Medicine, with light grey.

(d)          in the case of Doctor of Education, with blue.

(e)          in the case of Doctor of Social Work, with pastel green.

(f) in the case of Professional Doctorate, with bird of paradise.

(g) in the case of Doctorate in Educational Psychology, with radiant orchid.

(3)          a round black velvet bonnet with gold cord and tassel.

 

 

11           Master of Philosophy

                 The academic dress of a graduate of the University being a Master of Philosophy shall be:

(1)          a gown of blue cloth with boot‑style sleeves.

(2)          a hood of blue grosgrain lined in folds on the outside with fine red grosgrain.

(3)          a black mortar‑board with tassel.

 

12  Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Education, Master of   Laws, Master of Business Administration, Master of Music, Master of Research, Master of Clinical Education, Master of Surgery and Professional Master’s

                The academic dress of a graduate of the University being a Master of Arts, a Master of Science, a Master of Education, a Master of Laws, a Master of Music, a Master of Research, a Master of Clinical Education, a Master of Surgery, or a Professional Master’s, shall be:

(1)          a gown of blue cloth with boot‑style sleeves.

(2)          a hood of blue grosgrain lined in folds on the outside:

(a)          in the case of Master of Arts with coral.

(b)          in the case of Master of Science, with spectrum green.

(c)           in the case of Master of Education, with blue (the colour Blue BCC 195 as defined in the second edition of the Dictionary of Colour Standards).

(d)          in the case of Master of Laws and of Master of Business Administration, with magenta.

(e)          in the case of Master of Music, with Beaton pink.

(f)           in the case of Master of Research, with maroon.

(g)           in the case of Master of Clinical Education with Belfast    purple.

(h)          in the case of Master of Surgery, with light grey.

(i) in the case of Professional Master’s, with vibrant orange.

(3)          a black mortar‑board with tassel.

 

 

13.          Master of Chemistry, Master of Computing Science, Master of Mathematics, Master of Natural Sciences, Master of Pharmacy and Master of Sciences

                The academic dress of a graduate of the University being a Master of Chemistry, Master of Computing Science, Master of Mathematics, Master of Natural Sciences or Master of Pharmacy shall be:

(1)          a gown of blue cloth with boot-style sleeves.

(2)          a hood of blue grosgrain lined on the outside to a depth of six inches down the edge of the cowl with one fold only:

(a)          in the case of Master of Chemistry, with spectrum green.

(b)          in the case of Master of Computing Science with spectrum green.

(c)           in the case of Master of Engineering, with saffron

(d)          in the case of Master of Mathematics, with spectrum  green.

(e)          in the case of Master of Natural Sciences with spectrum green.

(f)           in the case of Master of Pharmacy, with gold.

(g)          in the case of Master of Sciences, with spectrum green.

(3)          a black mortar-board with tassel.

 

 

14.          For Sub Masters Awards: Postgraduate Certificate in Education and Sub Masters Degree Qualifications:

 

                (i) Postgraduate Certificates in Education

                The academic dress for students who receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Education shall be:

(1)          a gown of blue cloth with boot-style sleeves.

(2)          a hood of blue grosgrain lined on the outside to a depth of six inches down the edge of the cowl with one fold only in blue (the colour Beryl Blue, reference SW81).

(3)          a black mortar board with tassel.

 

                (ii) Other Sub Masters Awards including: Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and Postgraduate Certificate (excluding PGCE)

The academic dress for students who receive any Graduate or Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate (other than the PGCE) shall be:

                (1)          a gown of blue cloth with boot-style sleeves.

                (2)          a hood of blue grosgrain lined on the outside to a depth of six inches down the edge of the cowl with one fold only in white.

                (3)          a black mortar board with tassel.

 

15.          Bachelors

                                The academic dress of a graduate of the University being a Bachelor shall be:

(1)          a gown of blue cloth with pointed‑style sleeves.

(2)          a hood of blue grosgrain lined on the outside to a depth of six inches down the edge of the cowl with one fold only:

(a)          in the case of Bachelor of Arts, with coral.

(b)          in the case of Bachelor of Science, with spectrum green.

(c)           in the case of Bachelor of Laws, with magenta.

(d)    in the case of Bachelor of Engineering, with saffron

(e)          in the case of Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery,  with light grey.

(3)          either a black mortar‑board with tassel or a black cloth   skullcap with brim.

 

16. For Sub Honours Awards: Foundation Degrees and Sub Honours Degree Qualifications:-

 

                                (i) Foundation Degrees

The academic dress for students who receive Foundation Degrees shall be:

(1)          a gown of blue cloth with pointed-style sleeves.

(2)          a hood of blue grosgrain edged on the outside to a depth of two inches:

(a)          in the case of the Foundation Degree in Arts (FdA), with coral.

(b)          in the case of the Foundation Degree in Science (FdSc),   with spectrum green.

                                (3)          a black mortar-board with tassel.

 

                (ii) Other Sub Honours Awards including: Diplomas and Certificates of Higher Education and Higher National Certificates and Diplomas (excluding Foundation Degrees).

The academic dress for students who receive other Sub Honours Awards including Diplomas and Certificates of Higher Education and Higher National Diplomas and Certificates shall be:

                (1)          a gown of blue cloth with pointed-style sleeves.

(2)          a hood of blue grosgrain edged on the outside to a depth of two inches in white.

(3)          a black mortar-board with tassel

 

17. Undergraduate Students

                The academic dress of an undergraduate student of the University shall be:

(1)          a gown of blue cloth in cape‑style trimmed with facings of  black cloth which must extend round the yoke of the gown.

(2)          a black cloth skullcap with brim.