How to order your gown and photographs

Ordering your gown

We recommend you order your gown online through Ede and Ravenscroft or an alternative supplier that provides University Regulation compliant academic dress. There is a Gown gallery so you can see what the University of Derby academic dress looks like.

You can pay by credit or debit card and you'll receive your confirmation and order number all in one simple transaction.

Before you visit the site, make sure you have your head circumference, chest and height measurements and have your credit/debit card details available.

  1. To place your order visit the Ede & Ravenscroft website
  3. Under the 'New Customer' section is a box which says 'SELECT YOUR INSTITUTION'. Type 'Derby' in the box. Select Find
  4. Using the drop-down arrow and select 'University of Derby, Buxton' from the list (usually the last option). Select Submit
  5. Complete the 'STUDENT ID DETAILS' section. Your ID is your nine-digit student number. Take care to enter your email address correctly. Select Submit
  6. Proceed through the 'Personal Details' page inserting the information required and payment details
  7. Ensure you print out your order confirmation and bring it with you on the day

If you don't have access to a computer, you can call Ede & Ravenscroft's in-house call centre on 01223 861854 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Calls may be recorded for staff training.

Facilities for the Deaf and hard of hearing or those with speech impairment are available using your Textphone - dial 1800101 223861854 to access the RNID Typetalk system.

Important: You won't receive the online hire discount if you order through the call centre.

Please note: Ede & Ravenscroft can't always guarantee an order if you leave your booking later than 21 days before your ceremony. Please check the Ede & Ravenscroft website or ring the call centre to check if they can accept your booking.


Photographs may be ordered in advance from Ede & Ravenscroft (Photography) at the same time as ordering your gown or any time after this. You can also order on the day although be aware this will increase queuing time.

All enquiries should be made directly to Ede & Ravenscroft on 01223 861854 or email