Penguin Photography have supplied official graduation day department photographs to the universities of Birmingham and Warwick since 1995 and, more recently, Edinburgh, Bath, East Anglia and Reading. Our photos grace the walls of homes all over the world providing great publicity for these universities.

Our highly efficient and streamlined operation ensures the most hassle-free service for the departments. Photographs are usually taken immediately after the graduation ceremony and we take care of orders and payment at the same time.

All our photographers have a minimum 5 years experience in setting up group photos, resulting in great photos taken in the minimum amount of time - a crucial factor on busy graduation days.

We take a traditional photograph with mortar boards on heads followed by one with them being thrown in the air. The latter makes for a truly wonderful memento of life at university.

We provide a complimentary set of photos to each department.

For more information, prices, or to book Penguin Photography, please contact Karoki or Mark.


"Thanks for the beautiful photos received last week. As ever, all I can say that it is hard to improve a service that has worked so well and so smoothly for so many years, and which has produced such good results."

Jason Mahoney, Chemical Engineering
University of Birmingham

The Graduation Day photos are excellent, great quality and a great service!

Denice McKibben, Biological Sciences
Bangor University

Once again they are fantastic photographs and really show the joy of the occasion. Thank you so much.

Rosa Bardwell, School of Law
University of Reading

The photos are brilliant! Many thanks for all your work and effort in dealing with our department.

Rashida Mohamed, Physics
University of Warwick

It’s been a pleasure working with such a professional company! The photos are excellent. I would be happy to recommend Penguin Photography for graduation photographs to any other UEA Schools.

Natalie Mitchell, Business School

Thank you very much for another very pleasant & efficient photoshoot! Please say thank you to Simon, who did a sterling job as usual with a huge horde of students and parents all milling about - it always looks like very hard work, but he is always very pleasant & professional & manages to make it all seem like fun!

Steph Skaife, Mathematics
University of Bath

Penguin photography has been the photography service of choice for Sheffield University's German Department for the past few years and has produced quick, excellent and extremely pleasing results every time. We are all very thankful for such wonderful service.

Pete Hughes, German Studies
Sheffield University

The photo is great and the staff have admired it...It all seemed to go smoothly. We are definitely interested in using your services again next year.

Susan Maitland, School of Chemistry
Edinburgh University

The photos are of an exceptional quality and look fabulous as always. Thanks ever so much for ‘yet again’ a lovely service.

Alison Evans, Nursing & Physiotherapy
University of Birmingham

I have received really great feedback from all the students who took part in the group photographs and they all seem really happy with the end results. We look forward to working with you again next year.

Caroline Walker, Chemistry
University of Bath

I would like to thank you on behalf of us all for the wonderful photos. They really look fabulous and capture what was a memorable day. Thank you once again for your efficiency and professionalism.

Bethan Davies, Hispanic Studies
University of Birmingham

They are super...I would like to say a big thank you...I look forward to being contacted next year.

Sylvia Howell, French Studies
University of Warwick

We were very pleased with the quality of the photographs and very impressed by the helpful and accommodating staff at Penguin Photography who, although not having been arranged in advance, managed to make time to take the photos for our MPharm students on their graduation day.

Nicola Noyce, School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Science
University of Portsmouth