London venue The Barbican has revealed a 25 per cent increase in graduation events since 2013/14 and is targeting further growth in 2015.
Kings College London has used the venue for its graduating students since 2005 and Ceremonies and Events Coordinatior Amy Kellehar, says: “We had over 2,500 graduating students and 7,000 guests at July’s event in a celebration of hard work and achievement – the setting was perfect for us”.
Two of the new university clients working with the Barbican include The Greenwich School of Management and East Anglia University. The latter was the first university to make use of Barbican’s newest venue, Milton Court, for a graduation.
“Universities are always looking for new and differing venues to hold their graduation events and this is highlighted by the volume of new enquiries we have received this year,” says Jackie Boughton, Barbican’s Head of Sales (pictured). “We have university clients booked through until 2016 and the response to the events we have held in 2014 have been extremely positive.”
Universities that have hosted graduation ceremonies at the Barbican include London Metropolitan University, King’s College London, Open University, University of London, St Georges Medical School and The City University.
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