Graduation

Academic Dress: Gowns/Robes Hoods and Caps

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The University Silk

The distinguishing feature of the University of Hull academic dress is 'the single silk system' (i.e., one special silk – turquoise blue taffeta), which lines every hood and faces the sleeves and fronts of all Doctorate robes.

Undergraduate Certificates including the undergraduate Certificate in Education and those attending the Faculty of Health and Social Care annual ceremony held in July wear a black gown of the undergraduate pattern.

Undergraduate certificate hoods are black with a cowl edge faced inside with 1" turquoise ribbon.

The caps worn are square, of the mortar-board pattern, of black cloth with black silk tassel.

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Undergraduate Diplomas including the undergraduate Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and those attending the Faculty of Health and Social Care annual ceremony held in July wear a black gown of the undergraduate pattern.

Undergraduate Diploma hoods are black, but of a different pattern (deposited with the Robemakers) from those of the Bachelors and are fully lined with the University silk - turquoise blue taffeta. The caps worn are square, of the mortar-board pattern, of black cloth with black silk tassel (see picture below).

Foundation Degrees wear a black gown of the undergraduate pattern and the undergraduate Diploma hood, as described above. The caps worn are square, of the mortar-board pattern, of black cloth with black silk tassel.

Certificate candidates' gownDiploma candidates' gown

Bachelors wear a black gown of the Oxford BA pattern, the sleeves are looped and gathered at the elbow but the point of the sleeves does not come below the knee.

Bachelor hoods are black, of the improved Oxford MA Burgon type and, as with all hoods, fully lined with the University silk - turquoise blue taffeta. The caps worn are square, of the mortar-board pattern, of black cloth with black silk tassel (see pictures below).

Bachelors gown frontBachelors' gown

Postgraduate Certificates in Education in full dress wear the Master's black robe with a simple shaped black hood, fully lined with turquoise blue silk.

The caps worn are square, of the mortar-board pattern, of black cloth with black silk tassel.

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First Degree Masters (undergraduate Masters) wear the Bachelors' black gown.

First Degree Masters wear the Masters' hood which is black, of the London MA type and, as with all hoods, fully lined with the University silk - turquoise blue taffeta. The yoke of the Masters' hood is square and edged with the University silk.

The caps worn are square, of the mortar-board pattern, of black cloth with black silk tassel.

First Degree Masters gownMasters gown

Masters (other than Masters of Music) wear a black gown of the Oxford MA pattern.

Masters' hoods are black and, as with all hoods, are fully lined with the University silk - blue taffeta. The yoke of the Masters' hood is square and edged with the University silk.

The caps worn are square, of the mortar-board pattern, of black cloth with black silk tassel.

Masters robesMasters gown

Masters of Music wear a black gown of the same pattern as the Oxford BMus gown. It has a flap collar trimmed with one row of silk gimp with inverted T- type sleeve slits trimmed with one row of the same silk gimp and with one panel of silk gimp towards the bottom of each sleeve.

The Masters of Music hood is cream silk brocade, of the same pattern as the Bachelors, and fully lined with the University silk - turquoise blue taffeta.

Masters' caps are square, of the mortar-board pattern, of black cloth with black silk tassel.

Master of Music gownMaster of Music gown

All Doctorates (except Doctors of Music) in full dress wear a robe of claret-coloured cloth of the Oxford Doctors' pattern, the sleeves are of the University silk and the fronts are faced with the same silk.

The Doctorate hood is claret coloured cloth of the Oxford Doctors' type and fully lined with the University silk.

Doctorate caps are round of black cloth with cord and tassels which are the same colour as the robe.

Doctorate gown

Doctors of Music in full dress wear a festal robe of figured cream silk brocade (or damask silk) of the same pattern as the Doctorates, the sleeves are of the University silk and the fronts are faced with the same silk.

The Doctors of Music hood is of cream silk brocade (figured damask silk) of the Oxford Doctors' type and fully lined with the University silk.

The caps worn are round of black cloth with cord and tassels which are the same colour as the robe.

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Higher Doctorates in full dress and Honorary Doctorates wear a festal robe of scarlet superfine cloth of the same pattern as the Doctorates, the sleeves are faced in the University silk and the fronts are faced with the same silk.

The Higher Doctorates' hood is of scarlet superfine cloth of the Oxford Doctors' type and fully lined with the University silk. Higher Doctorates (except Doctors of Divinity) wear a tudor bonnet of black velvet cord and tassels of the colour of the robe.

Doctors of Divinity in full dress wear soft square caps of black velvet without tuft or tassel (the Cranmer cap) and fully lined with scarlet silk.

Doctorate gownDoctorate gown

Hull/York Medical School

Undergraduates and Masters wear Black Hull University gowns at the Hull graduation ceremony

BMedSci

Candidates wear a black gown of the undergraduate pattern with a black hood fully lined with turquoise blue silk, cowl edge faced inside with dark blue silk. The caps worn are square, of the mortar-board pattern, of black cloth with black silk tassel.

BMedSci GownBMedSci Hood

BSc MedSci

Candidates wear a black gown of the undergraduate pattern with a black hood fully lined with dark blue silk, cowl edge faced inside with turquoise blue silk. The caps worn are square, of the mortar-board pattern, of black cloth with black silk tassel.

BscMedSciBscMedSci Hood

MBBS

Candidates wear a black gown of the undergraduate pattern with a black hood fully lined with dark blue silk, cowl edge faced inside with turquoise blue and orange silk. The caps worn are square, of the mortar-board pattern, of black cloth with black silk tassel.

MBBS GownMBBS Hood

MSc (Taught and Research Masters)

Masters wear a black Hull Masters postgraduate gown. The hood is full shaped with a black outer, fully lined with orange and faced inside cowl edge with turquoise blue. The cape edge is faced outside with dark blue and the neck band is black bound with turquoise blue on the top edge and dark blue on the bottom edge. The caps worn are square, of the mortar-board pattern, of black cloth with black silk tassel.

Msc Gown frontMsc back gown

MPhil (Research Masters)

Master of Philosophy wear a black Hull Masters postgraduate gown. The hood is a full shape with maroon outer lining and bound with dark blue. The inside cowl edge is faced with turquoise blue and the neck band is bound with maroon with turquoise blue on the top edge and dark blue on the bottom edge. The caps worn are square, of the mortar-board pattern, of black cloth with black silk tassel.

MPhil front gownMPhil back gown

PhD (Research Doctorates)

Doctorates wear a maroon gown with facings of dark blue and orange and sleeves faced with dark blue and top edged with orange. The hood is full shape with a maroon outer, fully lined and bound with dark blue. The cowl edge is faced inside with turquoise blue and maroon and the neck band maroon bound with turquoise blue on the top edge and dark blue on the bottom edge. The cap is a maroon bonnet with turquoise blue cord and tassels.

Phd Front gownPhd back gown

MD (Taught Doctorates)

Doctorates wear a dark blue gown with facings of turquoise blue and orange and sleeves faced with turquoise blue and top edged with orange. The hood is full shape with a dark blue outer, fully lined and bound with turquoise blue. The cowl edge is faced inside with orange and the neck band is bound with dark blue with orange on the top edge and turquoise blue on the bottom edge. The cap is a dark blue cloth bonnet with turquoise blue cord and tassels.

MD Gown frontMD back gown

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