The Grad Blog

Academic Dress Designs at Cardiff University

6th January, 2020

The origins and designs of graduation gowns at Cardiff University

Should You Buy or Hire Your Graduation Gown?

9th October, 2019

A few factors to consider if you're wondering whether to purchase your graduation gown

Academic Dress at Sheffield Hallam University

11th September, 2019

A look at the designs and history of graduation gowns at SHU

Churchill Gowns Secure Investment on Dragons' Den

21st August, 2019

What happened when the Churchill Gowns founders faced the investors!

Churchill Gowns to Appear on Dragons' Den

13th August, 2019

The Churchill Gowns founders will face the formidable panel of investors on BBC show!

Gifting Graduation Jewellery

25th June, 2019

Five tips for choosing jewellery as a graduation gift

Painted Graduation Portraits

28th May, 2019

Churchill Gowns teams up with British painter John Elles to offer custom painted graduation portraits!

A beginner's guide to academic gowns

5th March, 2019

Everything you need to know to distinguish a London gown from Welsh gown, and other essential trivia!

Should teachers wear academic dress?

26th February, 2019

Academic gowns are rarely seen in the classroom these days, but is it time they made a comeback?

What is an Honorary Degree?

20th February, 2019

How do you get one, and who holds the most?

Graduation Gift Guide

11th February, 2019

Perfect graduation gifts to suit any budget

A Short History of the Graduation Cap

7th January, 2019

Exploring the origins of the iconic square mortarboard

I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas

6th December, 2018

Sustainable Christmas gift ideas

Gowns and Crowns

29th November, 2018

The best design collaborations in academic dress

The Worlds Wackiest Graduation Traditions

22nd November, 2018

A run down of the most unusual graduation traditions still practised today

Confessions of a Gown Geek!

16th November, 2018

An introduction to the wonderfully eccentric world of academic dress

How to Capture Creative Graduation Photos You'll Be Proud Of

6th November, 2018

Tips from the Churchill Gowns team for making your graduation photos as original and personal as possible

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Five Awesome Sustinable Brands You've Probably Never Heard Of!

28th September, 2018

Other brands doing their bit to educate consumers and reduce plastic waste

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Why the Scarlet St Andrews Gown is a Tradition Worth Embracing

14 August, 2018

The history and uses of the iconic red undergraduate gown!

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Choosing the Perfect Graduation Outfit

3 August, 2018

Advice and inspiration from the Churchill Gowns team on choosing an outfit for your graduation day

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Top Tips for Graduation

26 June, 2018

Get the secrets to nailing your graduation ceremony from the Churchill Gowns team!

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Ravensbourne Advertising Competition

21 May, 2018

How engaging students in designing our advertising campaigns helped us hit the right tone