Alumni of the College who graduate with a BA from the University are eligible to proceed to their MA degrees 6 years (+ one term) after they first matriculated as undergraduates, so long as this includes at least 2 years since their BA was conferred. Thus, a student who matriculated in Michaelmas Term 2010 will normally be eligible for an MA in the Lent Term 2017.
An alumnus/a may choose to take the MA at any of the regular University Graduation Congregations during the year, but Sidney has chosen the day of the May Congregation for our own preferred 'MA Day' which this year falls on Saturday 20th May. Most of our eligible MA graduands do choose to graduate at this May Congregation, particularly because we link the graduation proceedings to a College Reunion Dinner in the evening of the same day (see below).
Please contact the Praelector's Secretary, Mrs Angela Parr-Burman (email@example.com) for further information. And for general information regarding the nature and requirements of graduation procedures please visit the Praelector's Information page on the College website.
Graduation High Tea
After the ceremony the College hosts a Graduation High Tea in the College Hall, free of charge.
MA Reunion Dinner
On the evening of the day of the May Graduation Congregation, a MA Reunion Dinner will be held; this is a great opportunity to reunite with fellow alumni. Pre-Dinner drinks will be held in the Audit room followed by dinner in Hall. The dress code is black tie and the dinner is payable. Please contact the Membership & Events Officer, Mrs Jacqueline Boyle (firstname.lastname@example.org), for further information about the Dinner.
We encourage graduands to invite guests to the ceremony, however, due to space constraints guests are not permitted at the Graduation High Tea or Reunion Dinner.
Applications to proceed to the MA degree should be made via the online MA Graduation Booking Form at least three weeks in advance of the chosen Graduation Congregation. If you would like to attend the Reunion Dinner in the evening of the 20th May 2017 Congregation you will be able to pay for your dinner ticket online.