More than 5,000 scholars will be recognised for their academic achievements this month when the University of Tasmania’s summer graduation round gets underway.
Burnie will host the first ceremony tomorrow (Tuesday, 10 December) ahead of graduation events in Launceston and Hobart.
University of Tasmania Pro Vice-Chancellor (Cradle Coast) Professor Jim Cavaye congratulated this year’s graduating class on furthering their life-long learning.
“Graduation is an occasion where students who have a connection with our region are recognised for their determination and all they have achieved,” Professor Cavaye said.
“It publicly celebrates the fulfilment of personal goals and motivation, as well as the partners, families and friends who support our students’ studies in so many ways.
“This achievement, and the contribution of our graduates to Tasmania and the world, are outcomes that we as a university deeply value.
“Tertiary education transforms the lives of individuals, their families and also people’s communities.
“We are particularly proud of students from the Cradle Coast who have studied here and seek to enhance our region and State with their skills.
“The University wishes this year’s scholars every success for the next stage of their life journey.”
Burnie graduation activities will commence at 2.30 pm with the symbolic Town and Gown procession which brings together the University and local community. (Students will be gathering outside the Burnie Council Chambers, 80 Wilson Street, from 1.30 pm).
More than 100 students will then be admitted to degrees and awarded diplomas across the disciplines of arts, education, health, business and graduate research.
Seventy-eight students will celebrate their learning achievements at the Children’s University Tasmania graduation, also in Burnie tomorrow.
The children and young people from eight schools – including four schools on the West Coast – will lead the Town and Gown procession, ahead of their own graduation ceremony at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre.