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Graduating class of 2017 celebrated in Burnie

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University of Tasmania scholars marched proudly through the streets of Burnie on Tuesday, 12 December in celebration of their academic achievements.

More than 120 students were admitted to degrees and awarded diplomas during the Cradle Coast campus Graduation Day celebration.

Local participants of the Children’s University, an initiative of the Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment led the Town and Gown procession before attending their own formal graduation event.

Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Mike Calford congratulated this year’s scholars, noting education as key for the region’s future development.

“Burnie’s Graduation Day is an opportunity for North-West communities to gather in celebration, stand proud, and be inspired by the ambition and achievement of their students,” Professor Calford said.  

“As they march in the Town and Gown these scholars are putting education front and centre, helping realise the University’s vision of a future campus embedded into the heart of Burnie that will reinvigorate and transform this region.

“We congratulate the Cradle Coast campus class of 2017 for their drive and determination, and wish these students every success as they embark on the next stage of their professional journeys.”

127 students graduated in Burnie from the disciplines of Arts, Education, Health, Science Engineering and Technology, Business and Graduate Research.

The event follows ceremonies held in Launceston earlier this month.

More than 1,400 graduands will celebrate the completion of their studies at graduation ceremonies in Hobart this week, with the first taking place today (Monday, 18 December).

Published on: 18 Dec 2017 2:45pm