Where and when will my official photos be taken?
Your official photography will be taken on ceremony day and will available 2 hours before your ceremony starts.
At Royal Festival Hall: photos will be taken in the Clore Ballroom, Level 2 of the Royal Festival Hall.
At Southwark Cathedral: photos will be taken in New Hunt's House, Guy's campus.
Official graduation photography will be provided by Tempest Graduation Photography.
Tempest offers standard graduation photography, stage photography, and Studio B3 photography, a new bespoke service.
With Tempest, you can opt for Standard graduation photography, which offers standard portraits for graduates and family group photos.
Or, you can opt for their Studio B3 service, which offers graduates a more personalised experience with more studio time and a contemporary look to the photographs and frames.
For more information you can take a look at their website – Tempest.
You’ll be able to order prints on the day or for up to 7 days after your ceremony by taking an order form and proof photograph with you.
Important to know: Please make sure that you leave sufficient time for photography and remember that all students must be seated in the auditorium 15 minutes before the ceremony starts.
Can my guests take part in the photos?
Of course, you can have a range of photographs, taken as individual shots on your own, or with family and friends. However, please be aware that the photographers cannot accommodate groups larger than 8.
Will photos be taken during the ceremony itself?
Yes; every student is photographed as they shake hands with the Principal and Chair of College Council and cross the stage. These photographs are available to view straight after each ceremony.
You and your guests are also welcome to take photos/videos during the ceremony, however we ask that you remain seated at all times to avoid blocking the view those around you.
Will my ceremony be filmed so I can buy it on DVD?
The company Mygraduationfilm.com will be providing video coverage at your graduation ceremony, capturing your special moment centre stage.
You’ll be able to buy a DVD of your ceremony from Mygraduationfilm.com, and their powerful zoom lenses allow us to get close to the action, producing a dynamic recording of your big moment. Unlike smartphone recordings, we follow the action and capture the atmosphere of this great event.
Important to know: This service is available as standard at ceremonies held at Royal Festival Hall, but will be confirmed on an annual basis for ceremonies at Southwark Cathedral.
Your free eVideo
The King’s Alumni Office is providing a free gift to graduates; a personalised e-video of your big moment centre stage. The free personalised video will be available at your fingertips and ready to show and share with the world!
To access this simply register at Free GraduationClip Registration.
Graduation ceremonies that are taking place at the Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican and Southwark Cathedral will be streamed live and can be viewed at King’s College London Live.
Important to know: Live steam can only be viewed as the ceremony is happening.
Are there any other souvenirs/memorabilia that I can buy?
The Union Shop stall will be at all graduation ceremonies. Come along and grab yourself some King's memorabilia, including an exclusive graduation t-shirt.
The Union Shop in Bush House also sells a large range of university merchandise.
What if I would rather not be filmed or in photographs?
All students are given an option during the booking process to give their consent to
- Have their name appear in the graduation ceremony programme
- Be included in the filming of the ceremony
- Have their photo taken during the ceremony
It is possible to opt-out of the above and if a student selects this option they will be contacted by a member of our team to discuss further.
Students not wishing to be part of the filmed section of the ceremony will cross the stage together, towards the end of the ceremony. They will not be seated with the rest of the graduating cohort.