As a new Fellow or Member joining the RCOG, you’ll be invited to attend an admissions ceremony event at the College. These are always fantastic occasions where we celebrate all those contributing to the field of O&G.
We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting our next Members ceremonies in London on:
- Thursday 10 February 2022
- Thursday 21 April 2022
- Thursday 9 June 2022
- Thursday 15 September 2022
If you are a new Member and have not yet attended a ceremony, you will receive an invitation with a link for the booking platform. We are prioritizing those who have been waiting since before the pandemic for the opportunity to attend a ceremony.
Our admissions ceremonies are hosted by the RCOG President, who will wish all new Fellows and Members a warm welcome at the start of each event. As part of the formal presentation, every new member will have an individual introduction to the President ahead of the Members’ address.
We encourage all Fellows and Members to invite guests to join the ceremony and celebrate the achievement of joining the College. You can bring up to two people with you so make sure you book tickets for both your guests. More information on how to book and what to expect on the day is available in our FAQ section below.
Virtual Fellows' and Members' ceremony
We were delighted to host our first virtual ceremony on Friday 29 January 2021, welcoming attendees from around the globe.
Admission ceremony FAQs
Answers to frequently asked questions about the College's admission ceremonies for Fellows and Members.
The College will be adhering to current government guidance on Covid-19. Any specific instructions that you need to be aware of will be sent to you in advance of the ceremony.
In order to become an FRCOG or MRCOG, you’ll need to have met all the membership requirements. The most important steps include completing all necessary exams, declaration forms and paying your membership fees..
Once you become a full Fellow or Member of the RCOG, you’ll be awarded the right to use the relevant designatory letters. Depending on the status of your membership, those post-nominals will be FRCOG (Fellows) or MRCOG (Members). You no longer need to attend a ceremony in order to become an FRCOG/MRCOG.
Fellows and Members don’t require a ticket for the ceremony, but please ensure you have booked your place using the booking platform and that you have received a confirmation email. If you haven’t received the confirmation email please contact us at email@example.com.
Up to two (2) guest tickets are provided to each Fellow/Member who requests them.
We can only guarantee two (2) tickets per Fellow/Member.
You are strongly advised not to make any arrangements (including travel) for any guests unless their ticket has been confirmed.
At this time we cannot accommodate any additional visitors.
Unfortunately, the post-ceremony reception is open to Fellows and Members and their guests (ticket holders) only, due to limited space.
You are welcome to share this celebration with anyone you choose so children are welcome to attend this event. All children over the age of five will need to have a guest ticket of their own, while younger children won’t need their own ticket if they can watch from the lap or shared seat of another guest.
We’re required to have an accurate count of how many people are in Main Hall for health and safety reasons. This number includes babies and children. You will be asked to specify numbers when you make your booking.
Ceremonies typically last for around an hour and there are no crèche or childcare facilities provided by the RCOG.
Children must be accompanied at all times.
Baby changing and breastfeeding facilities are provided.
Fellows and Members will have allocated seating in the Main Hall.
All guest seating is unreserved (i.e. specific seat numbers are not assigned to guests). If your guests have particular requirements such as disabled access, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guests will be directed to unassigned seats by ceremony stewards upon entering the Main Hall.
Ceremonies typically last approximately 60 minutes but this may change depending on the number of awards being presented on the day.
The membership team can provide a letter to accompany your visa application.
Contact the Membership Assistant at email@example.com and request an "admission ceremony invitation" letter.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide an invitation letter that specifically names any of your accompanying guests.
This is absolutely fine – please notify the Membership Assistant on firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the ceremony so that the President may be informed.
During the ceremony, we ask that you pause in front of the President to have your photograph taken.
An "on the stage" photograph will be taken of every Fellow and Member with the President during the Ceremony.
Guests are only permitted to take photos and videos prior to and during the ceremony from their seat. No filming or photography is permitted from the aisles or where it may obstruct the space of the official photographer.
We accept that Fellows and Members will also want to take photos of their friends as they receive their award, but again, the ceremony flow must not be impeded or delayed by this. Therefore, taking selfies on stage is not permitted.
There are no parking facilities at the College.
An NCP car park is situated near the College's new home in Union Street at London Bridge:
Public transport options for getting to the College are detailed here: