Development and Alumni

Ceremonial events

We are responsible for a range of ceremonial events, official visitors and special graduations.

Ceremonial events

The University of Edinburgh is an ancient institution and a leading international centre of academic excellence. It is essential that all high profile events reflect this history and stature, and are memorable occasions that strike the correct balance between tradition and professionalism.

We are here to ensure that this balance is struck.

What events we cover

  • University ceremonial and hospitality activities (excluding graduations).
  • Official visitors - including royalty (both UK and foreign), heads of state and senior politicians.
  • Special celebrations - including special degree ceremonies, Remembrance Day, Freshers' welcoming ceremony and long serving members of staff receptions.
  • The University‚Äôs flagship lecture programme.

How we can help

If your event includes a VIP you must contact us as soon as possible in the planning process to make sure that all appropriate policies and procedures are followed. We will guide you through the event planning process and help you create a memorable and successful occasion.

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