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Photography and Film

Graduate and family taking a selfie at Congregation


Ede & Ravenscroft Photography will be located in the Teaching and Learning Centre to take images of graduands and guests either before or after ceremonies. Graduands must, however, report to the Great Hall no later than 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to the ceremony. Ede and Ravenscroft photography will also capture each graduand on stage with the Presiding Officer during the ceremony and these images will be available to view, purchase and take home on the day from the photography sales desk after the ceremony.

Photography packages can be pre-ordered online once registration opens, or ordered on the day.

For photography enquiries contact Ede & Ravenscroft Photography Ltd:

Telephone: 44 [0] 1223 861854

Web: Ede and Ravenscroft Photography 


Your Graduation Ceremony, available on DVD, Digital Download or Personalised Social Media Clip.

Galaxy Video will be filming live in Durham Cathedral, and your graduation ceremony will be available to purchase at the event. Supplied on a range of media, choices include, USB key, DVD, Digital Download or as a personalised clip which is perfect for social media. Order online when registration opens and don’t miss this opportunity to capture your big moment centre stage. Orders can also be placed at the event to take home, or online, after the event.

For film enquiries contact Galaxy Video:

Telephone: 0208 366 7466



Ceremonies will also be streamed live on the Ceremonies website and to a lecture theatre in the Teaching and Learning Centre, which is open to guests without tickets.

How we use your information

Ceremonies are streamed and recorded in order to give those who are not able to attend in person the opportunity to view the event without being present on the day. It also gives graduates the opportunity to purchase footage of ceremonies as a souvenir of a very special event.

By attending a ceremony, you are acknowledging that your image may be captured and processed for the purpose of the legitimate interests described above. Durham University will share personal data with Galaxy Video as its delivery partner and will stream the live images to the Ceremonies website and make recordings available to purchase from My Graduation Film.

Durham University will retain at least one recorded copy of each graduation ceremony indefinitely for the archiving purposes. You have rights in relation to your information, such as the right to a copy of all information held about you. For more information about your rights, please contact the Information Governance Unit.

If you have any concerns about how we handle your information, we ask that you speak to the University’s Data Protection Officer (the University Secretary) first so that we can try to address your concerns internally. You do, however, have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office at any time.

Celebrate with us on social media!

Congregation is all about celebrating everything you've achieved at Durham, so we encourage you to share your photos and videos with the Durham community on social media using #DUcongregation and #DUinspire. We'll also be sharing the best moments of Summer Congregation 2023 on the University's social channels, so make sure to follow us on InstagramFacebookTwitter and LinkedIn!