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Graduation celebrations begin

Thousands of University of Tasmania students will be celebrating over the next two weeks as graduation ceremonies are held in Launceston, Burnie and Hobart.

Marking the culmination of years of study, sacrifice and endeavour, the ceremonies begin in the north this year, with four ceremonies at the Albert Hall in Launceston over Friday and Saturday (8 and 9 December).

Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Mike Calford said graduation season was an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the achievements of graduands.

“Nearly 4500 students will be graduating over the next few weeks, and they will be taking all that they have learned at the University of Tasmania as they move on to the next stage of their lives,” Professor Calford said.

“Whether receiving a diploma, an associate degree, a degree or a PhD, all of our graduates have experienced an education that will prepare them both for their immediate careers and the careers of the future that we can’t yet imagine.

“As a university, nothing makes us prouder than to see our students graduating. We offer them our congratulations and best wishes for the future.”

Of the 4,484 graduands, it is expected more than 2,250 will attend one of 13 ceremonies held throughout Tasmania to have their degrees and diplomas conferred in person.


Ceremonies will be held at the Albert Hall.

Friday, 4.30pm: College of Arts, Law and Education (Schools of Social Sciences, Humanities and Creative Arts)

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology (School of Architecture and Design)

Graduate Research

Saturday, 11am: Australian Maritime College

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology (all Schools except Architecture and Design)

Graduate Research

Saturday, 2.30pm: Faculty of Health (School of Health Science, awards including nursing)

Graduate Research

Saturday, 6pm: College of Arts, Law and Education (Faculty of Education)

Faculty of Health (Schools of Health Science - all awards except Nursing – and Medicine)

Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre

Tasmanian School of Business and Economics

Graduate Research

Town and Gown: Launceston’s Town and Gown procession will be held prior to the 11am ceremony on Saturday. Participants will gather at the corner of St John Street and Cameron Street.

The Burnie ceremony will be held at the Burnie Town Hall on Tuesday, 12 December 2017, with Hobart ceremonies to be held the following week, on 18, 19 and 20 December, at the Federation Concert Hall. Full details regarding these ceremonies are available at

Published on: 07 Dec 2017 10:38am