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Senate House Graduation Photography FAQs

I graduated 6 years ago, can I still order more copies?

Yes, all graduations from January 1991 are kept in our archive should anybody require additional copies.

Can I view a proof of my photograph before ordering?

Unfortunately we are unable to supply proof prints, however if in the unlikely event that you are dissatisfied with your photograph, please notify us in writing as soon as possible after delivery and we will arrange for a refund.

How do I order more copies of my graduation photograph?

Click on the following link (graduation order form) Print the order form out, fill in all of the details on the order form. (Please make sure all details are filled in as any missing details will result in your order form being returned and will delay your order.) Enclose a cheque made payable to 'University of Cambridge' and post to the address shown on the form.

I ordered reprints of my photograph last week, how long will it take until I receive them?

Reprints are dispatched within two weeks, but can take up to six weeks subject to demand.

Do you send photographs overseas?

We can dispatch photographs to any location in the world, but please allow an extra couple of weeks for delivery.

Will my photographs fade?

All photographs will fade and discolor to some extent over time. Taking steps to enhance the longevity of a photo is called archival preparation. To this end, we process color prints using Fuji Crystal Archive paper, tested to be the most permanent color paper on the market today. These prints should last 60 years or more when on display without significant loss of quality.

Very dry conditions cause prints to curl, and humid conditions result in mould and mildew. Exposure to light—especially direct sunlight—results in fading (colour photographs are more sensitive than black-and-white ones).

Improper framing techniques can cause problems: matting that is not acid- and lignin-free can damage photos; masking tape and Scotch tape can discolour and/or stain prints; unmatted photos can be damaged or get permanently stuck to the glass in frames, especially if the glass is sprayed with liquid cleaners (many of which are corrosive and will stain or fade photos).

If there are any questions that are not answered above please contact