2022 Admission Ceremony: Event FAQs
This page provides answers to the most frequently asked questions ahead of the 2022 Admission Ceremony, which takes place on Saturday 26 March.
We suggest that those attending the event read the information below to help them prepare for the ceremony.
When is the ceremony?
Saturday 26 March 2022
Where is the ceremony?
The ceremony will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
Address - 150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EEH
Details of how to get to the venue and where to park can be found on the EICC website: https://www.eicc.co.uk/visiting/how-to-get-here/car-taxi-bike/
What time does the event start and finish?
9.30am until 2.00pm
Please ensure you have arrived and registered (checked-in) no later than 10.15am. Further registration details can be found below.
Who can attend the ceremony/how many guests can I bring?
Newly qualified CAs (admitted between the end of March 2019 and January 2022) who have registered for the event can attend.
You can bring up to 2 guests, who you will have been asked to notify us of when registering. If you applied for additional guests, you will have already been contacted to confirm whether or not you have been successful.
What is the dress code?
The dress code is formal/smart.
When your name is called during the ceremony, you will be required to walk across the stage. We recommend you wear flat or low-heeled shoes.
Will there be a photographer at the event?
If you would like to have your photograph taken on the day you must pre-book this with Marston Events at https://www.yourgraduation.co.uk/ICAS.
Booking closed: 11:59pm, 20 March 2022
How do I make special arrangements?
If you or your guests have any special access requirements, please contact email@example.com.
When will I receive my membership certificate on the day?
Your certificate will be sent out to you by mail prior to, or soon after, the ceremony.
You are not required to bring your membership certificate with you to the event.
What Covid health and safety measures will be in place at the event?
ICAS will be following the latest Scottish Government guidelines to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable day.
- Attendees will be required to wear a face mask at all times, unless eating or drinking. Please remind your guests to bring a face mask with them to wear on the day.
- The EICC ask that each attendee does a lateral flow test prior to attending, either the night before or the morning of the event.
- The EICC do not require attendees to provide vaccination passports.
- The EICC ask that you do not attend if you are feeling unwell or have covid symptoms.
- Please ensure that you use the hand sanitiser made available at the EICC on the day.
What happens if I’m no longer able to attend?
If you’re no longer able to come to the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know as soon as possible.
Information for the day of the event
When does registration (check-in) for the ceremony open?
Registration (check-in) will open at 9.30am. Please ensure you have arrived and registered no later than 10.15am.
Once you are registered, refreshments will be served in the entrance area (Strathblane Hall), and a cloakroom will be available.
When does the ceremony begin?
The ceremony will begin at 11am sharp and we ask all guests to be seated in the auditorium (Pentland Suite) by no later than 10.45am.
Do I/my guests have an allocated seat in the auditorium?
Allocated seating will be given to those graduating. When you arrive at the EICC please head to the registration (check-in) desk where you will receive a ticket with your allocated seat number.
All other guests will have free seating and will therefore not require a ticket on the day.
Will the ceremony be live streamed?
The ceremony will be live streamed for anyone unable to attend and will be available to view here on the day.
What do I have to do when I am called up to the stage?
Those graduating you will be called up in alphabetical order by surname. Once you name is called you will walk up the stairs and have your photograph taken with the ICAS President. You will then be ushered off stage and return back to your seat.
When does the ceremony end?
The ceremony will end at approximately 12.30pm.
When does the drinks reception start and finish?
There will be a drinks reception after the ceremony which will begin at approximately 12.30pm and finish at 2.00pm.
Will ICAS be featuring the event on social media?
On the day we will have a social media wall, which will display live posts.
Join the celebration by tagging ICAS and using the hashtags: #ProudToBeaCA #ICASClassof2020 or #ICASClassof2021 (depending on your year of admission).
We will share highlights from the ceremony the following week on our social media pages, so make sure to follow us and share your experience.
Who are Rutherford Cross and why are they sponsoring the event?
Rutherford Cross has been an official ICAS partner for five years and is delighted to be once again sponsoring the Admission Ceremony.
Rutherford Cross focuses exclusively on the attraction and selection of Senior Finance Professionals, matching the highest calibre talent with the best opportunities across the UK. They advise and support people and organisations to realise their potential – please feel free to visit them downstairs in the EICC foyer to meet their team, and for the chance to win £500 in vouchers.
Tune in to the Admission Ceremony
To join the celebrations, tune in to the live video stream of the ceremony below on Saturday 26 March at 11am.