Fourth UC degree for Dennis

Fourth UC degree for Dennis

Amanda Jones

11 April 2013: Dennis Bryant has a long association with the University of Canberra which began when he attended the University’s predecessor, the Canberra College of Advanced Education in the 1970s.

He collected his fourth award graduating as a Doctor of Philosophy in Health from the University on 27 March.

“I like learning new things and my degrees have contributed to that,” Dr Bryant said.

His qualifications include a Graduate Diploma in Education, a Graduate Diploma in Computing Studies, a Master of Arts in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching and a Doctor of Philosophy.

“I’m a curious person and I like to have knowledge of new things, that’s why I keep on studying,” he said.

Dennis Bryant

Dr Dennis Bryant has collected his fourth degree from the University of Canberra. Photo: Michelle McAulay

Among his highlights, he lists designing a card game to expose European students to the Aboriginal language Pitjantjara, which was used by a lecturer for several years in tutorials after he completed his first course.

He also worked at the University in the 80s tutoring computing studies’ students.

Five of his six children have also studied at the University of Canberra, completing degrees including communication, accounting and landscape architecture. Two of his children also work at the University.

“UC is a good place to go to university,” he said.

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