Marshalling provides an opportunity for staff to be involved in Congregation and contribute to this special occasion. Marshals are vital to ensure the ceremonies run smoothly, providing advice and guidance to students, their guests and staff. Marshalling also enables you to mix with colleagues from across the University and to sample the delicious food and cakes in the Cathedral restaurant!
Congregation will be held from Tuesday 25 to Friday 28 June. Assistance is also requested with the allocation of guest tickets on Monday 24 June from the Palatine Centre. (Tickets will also be available for collection on the day of ceremonies from Palace Green.) Staff interested in providing assistance are asked to complete the form to register their availability by 31 May.
A rota will be issued in June. All marshals work in teams and are provided with written instructions in advance with training sessions also scheduled during June. Staff can volunteer to work a whole or a half day for as many days as they can.
Below are some comments received from marshals from Summer Congregation 2012:
- "I found the instructions to be incredibly helpful and on point. They ensured that my day ran smoothly and that I was well prepared for marshalling."
- "The whole event was an enjoyable experience, it was really nice to see the students being awarded their degrees and I enjoyed working with other members of staff from around the University as they were really friendly and helpful."
- "Very enjoyable once again and will be encouraging as many colleagues as possible to volunteer!"
- Thanks for the break and lunch voucher the refreshments were amazing as usual."
Roles and Shifts
For information a list of the locations to be covered and associated shift times is provided below:
|Location||Marshals||Tuesday shifts||Wed/Thur shifts||Friday shifts|
|Guest Ticket Desk|| |
|Registration Desk||2||09:05-15:30||07:05-15:30|| |
|Inner North Door||1||10:00-17:30||08:00-17:30||08:00-15:30|
|North Side Aisle + Outer North Door|| |
|South Side Aisle + Outer North Door|| |
|Academic Procession||2||10:00-16:00||08:00-16:00|| |