Monday 15th July 2019, St Paul's Cathedral

Every Medical and Dental graduate is invited to Rites of Passage, this is the official farewell from the community which they value so highly. Each student has their contributions recognised as they walk across the stage and receive their scroll. The platform party consists of the various Deans and Educators who have played a major part in their education and also invited guests who support our community.


The following awards are decided upon by the Honours Committee of BLSA, typically Society and Club Presidents nominate their members for recognition. This is then evaluated by the Honours Committee to ensure high standards are maintained and the quality of the awards remain high. Each student will have all of their awards read out with their name as they cross the stage.

An award to recognise the efforts of our students in improving our community, normally through playing a substantial part in a society or club.

The highest award than a society or club can nominate one of it's members for. These are difficult to receive and are for the most considerable effort.

Reserved for those who have served at the highest levels of BLSA, typically as members of the BLSA Board.

St Pauls Cathedral


The cathedral is one of the most famous and most recognisable sights of London, with its dome, framed by the spires of Wren's City churches, dominating the skyline for 300 years. St Paul's Cathedral occupies a significant place in the national identity of the English population. It is the central subject of much promotional material, as well as postcard images of the dome standing tall, surrounded by the smoke and fire of the Blitz. 

Important services held at St Paul's have included the funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher; Jubilee celebrations for Queen Victoria; peace services marking the end of the First and Second World Wars; the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer, the launch of the Festival of Britain and the thanksgiving services for the Golden Jubilee, the 80th Birthday and the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. 

Rites of Passage 2019 FAQs

BATLAA Special Events Fund

We are proud to announce that this year we are operating a "BATLAA Special Events Fund", generously supported by Barts and The London Alumni Association (BATLAA). The aim of the fund is to support final year Medical and Dental students from lower-income backgrounds to attend such meaningful events as their own Rites of Passage.

For further information and to make an application, please download the application form via the link below:

Other Graduation Events


Graduation Dinner

A final dinner to commemorate the 4, 5, 6 or 7 years our Finalists have contributed to the Barts and The London community. For the last 3 years this has been at the historic Royal College of Physicians, with awards given out throughout the evening.


FInalist BBQ

What better way for our Finalists to say goodbye to our lovely Charterhouse Square Campus than with a summer BBQ on the lawn. We'll ask if you have any dietary requirements so just turn up and have fun!


ALlied COurses DInner

This dinner brings together all of the Allied Courses for the last time.


Monday 16th July, St Paul's Cathedral


Monday 17th July, St Paul's Cathedral


Monday 18th July, St Paul's Cathedral