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UC welcomes new alumni

Monitor staff

12 April 2018: The University of Canberra’s first cohort of postgraduate counselling and diagnostic pathology students were among those celebrating the end of their studies at the University’s graduation ceremonies this week.

More than 2,300 students received their degrees in eight ceremonies held at the Australian Institute of Sport from 10-12 April.

Students graduated ready for careers in event and tourism management, commerce, public relations, education, film production, public health, midwifery, among other fields.

Other new courses awarded for the first time included the Diploma of Health Studies, Bachelor of Primary Education and Bachelor of Journalism (Social and Digital Campaigning).

The University also conferred honorary doctorates to conservationist Atticus Fleming and former ACT Chief Nurse Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Croome.

University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deep Saini congratulated students on their success.

“Graduation is my favourite time of year,” Professor Saini said. “It’s a very special occasion and I hope all of our students have taken the time to step back and reflect on their success, and celebrate their achievement.

“Graduation is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication. Students often juggle family commitments, work and study, and their efforts should be commended.”

The 2,315 graduates join the University’s 82,000-strong alumni community. Professor Saini said students and alumni were the lifeblood of the University.

“Our greatest source of pride comes from one asset which matters more than any other— our students and graduates," he said. "We hope they will always consider themselves part of the University of Canberra.”

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