More than 5,000 students will graduate from the University of Tasmania over the next two weeks, representing a new wave of Tasmanian-taught talent set to shape the future.
The summer round of graduation ceremonies will begin in Burnie tomorrow (Tuesday, 11 December) with Launceston and Hobart to follow.
University of Tasmania Vice-Chancellor Professor Rufus Black said graduation was a time for family and friends to join with students and celebrate the results of much hard work and determination.
“This is an immensely proud occasion for the University community and our graduands, but it is also an important event for the broader community,” Professor Black said.
“Before next week is at an end, more than 5,000 graduands will have received a diploma, an associate degree, a degree or a doctorate, and they will be moving on to the next stage of their lives with new skills, new knowledge and new qualifications.
“The education they have received at the University of Tasmania will help them meet the challenges of the future, just as they will help and shape their communities at home and further afield.”
Celebrations will begin in Burnie tomorrow at 2 pm with the Town and Gown procession, a symbolic march bringing together the University and community.
At the Burnie Arts and Function Centre, almost 100 students will graduate in the disciplines of Arts, Education, Health, Business, Science Engineering and Technology, and Graduate Research.
Local participants of the Children’s University, an initiative of the Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment will lead the Town and Gown procession before attending their formal graduation event at the Town Hall.
What: Burnie Town and Gown procession and official ceremony;
When: Tuesday, 11 December, 2 pm – 4 pm;
Where: Burnie Council Chambers and Burnie Arts and Function Centre.