Children under the age of seven years old will not be permitted into the auditorium (regardless of whether you have managed to obtain a guest ticket for them) as these ceremonies are not suitable for young children. 

Any young person over the age of seven is welcome to come along to the degree ceremonies but must have their own guest ticket. Children will not  be allowed to sit on an adult's lap in the auditorium as this poses a health and safety hazard. Guests under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by an adult. 

Please make sure you arrange sufficient childcare well in advance to avoid disappointment or issues. Aston University Nursery does offer nursery facilities for a limited number of children aged from five months to five years. For more details and to check availability, please email or telephone 0121 204 4562. Places cannot be guaranteed.

Please do not assume that places are available and please do not contact the Graduation Office as we cannot help you on this matter. If you require any further information visit