The University of New England will host one of its largest ever graduation ceremonies this autumn with more than 2,400 students receiving their awards.
About 1,000 of these graduating students will attend the four ceremonies taking place on the lawns of Booloominbah over the next two weekends.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Annabelle Duncan congratulated staff and students on their achievements.
“Graduation is about celebration, we are awarding hard work, persistence and academic achievement,” Prof Duncan said.
“Our graduates came to UNE through different pathways and will have their own plans for the future.
“I wish them well in their future endeavours and encourage them to become an active part of the UNE alumni community.”
Graduation will also have a distinctly local flavour with Director of the New England Regional Art Museum, Robert Heather, and Local Court Magistrate Michael Homes presenting the occasional addresses for the Schools of Arts, Humanities, Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Science, Law and Business this weekend.
St. John’s School principal Shannon Rosewood and Melbourne-based agricultural scientist, Professor Snow Barlow will deliver the occasional addresses for the Schools of Education, Science & Technology, Environmental and Rural Science, Health and Rural Medicine the following weekend.
Graduation ceremonies will take place on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 as well as on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 April from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
For more information go to: http://www.une.edu.au/connect/events.