UC Celebration Ceremony – 1st September 2020

1.  Have NEVER applied to us for regalia PRIOR to the APRIL ceremony being cancelled, go to HIRE REGALIA NOW and fill in the form.


2.  If you HAVE already applied and HAVE requested a refund, please note that when you requested a refund it clearly stated on our website that you indicated to us you had cancelled your regalia order and would not be attending the ceremony.  UC and our website clearly stated during the Alert Levels there would be a celebration ceremony later in the year.    To re-apply incurs extra payment gateway fees and administration costs we were not anticipating so due to students changing their mind we have no choice but to pass these extra fees on.  You will be charged an extra $20 to cover these which will be debited to your card whether you resubmit your application or contact us directly. Even during the times of uncertainty, there was always to be a ceremony. COVID 19 has affected us all.


3.  HAVE filled in the application form earlier in the year and HAVE NOT requested a refund, then thank you, you don’t have to do a thing……we have you sorted at no extra costs or hassles!


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Regalia Hire Service

At GWC we provide a service hiring high-quality academic regalia to students and staff for tertiary graduations, school prize giving’s and for casual hire within the Canterbury region since 1935.

Profits from this service go towards providing scholarships, grants, awards and prizes for students of Canterbury and Lincoln universities, Ara Institute of Canterbury.

This means when you hire your academic regalia from us you are giving back to fellow students!


Who are Graduate Women Canterbury

We are a non-profit organisation who are passionate about further education and equality, and our passion shows with our pioneering and dedicated volunteer group of ‘women power’ who help keep the costs low to allow us to increase the number of scholarships and awards available.


Visit the GWC website for more info