A warm welcome to the profession

The Diploma Ceremony is a unique opportunity to welcome new optometrists to the profession, and applaud the achievements of some of the most talented practitioners, researchers and academics working in eye health care today.

Joining your professional body for optometry

As a member of The College of Optometrists you are part of a Royal Charter body that strives for professional excellence in eye health. Your MCOptom or FCOptom affix is recognition of your professional status and commitment to delivering the highest quality patient care. Find out more about what we do

The Diploma Ceremony is the chance to celebrate your achievements, next year's ceremony will be held at Central Hall Westminster on Tuesday 12 November 2024. Bookings will open in the summer.  

What you need to know

  • The next Diploma Ceremony will take place on Tuesday 12 November 2024.
  • You will be invited to attend the event in the summer. If you have not had an invite via email by the end of August 2024 then please get in touch.
  • We will be livestreaming the Diploma Ceremony for you to share with friends and family to watch on the day.
  • You must be a paid College member at the time of the Diploma Ceremony to attend.
  • You will need to book your place online using a link we will email to you.
  • You will need to book your gown hire and any photography packages in advance, this can be done during the booking process.

If you have any questions or would like to make any changes to your booking, email events@college-optometrists.org


Central Hall Westminster
Storey’s Gate


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