December graduation celebrated at Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University's Parramatta South campus will be awash with colour as graduands don cap, gown and colourful hood and make the transition from dedicated student to proud University alumni, as part of December graduation.
The University is hosting its December graduation ceremonies from Wednesday 13 December to Thursday 14 December 2017.
Over six ceremonies, more than one thousand graduands will receive their degrees from across a wide range of disciplines, including nursing and midwifery, education, business, law, medicine, science and health, computing, engineering and mathematics.
During the ceremonies, a series of honorary awards will be presented by the University. Two distinguished community leaders will be presented the title of Community Fellow; a renowned international scholar will be made an Emeritus Professor; and two high profile stalwarts of the Australian entertainment industry, Bryan Brown and Steven McRae, will be presented Honorary Doctorates.
A highlight of each graduation ceremony is the Occasional Address. In December, Western Sydney University graduands and their guests will have the opportunity to hear from a range of distinguished guest speakers.
WHERE: Western Sydney University's Parramatta South campus, corner Victoria Road and James Ruse Drive, Rydalmere
WHEN: Wednesday 13 December to Thursday 14 December 2017
TIME: Ceremonies begin from 9.30am each day
FOR JOURNALISTS: Please advise the Media team if you plan to attend, who can assist with parking. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
11 December 2017
Photos: Sally Tsoutas
6 graduation ceremonies over two days
1,154 graduating students
28 PhDs awarded to doctoral candidates
14 University Medals Awarded to high-achieving students
For PhD student Tracey Steinrucken, her graduation on Wednesday 13 December brings to a close three of the most intense and fulfilling years of her life.
Romeo, the Mad Hatter, and now a Doctor: Steven McRae receives Honorary Doctorate from Western Sydney University
Steven McRae – principal dancer with The Royal Ballet in London, and one of the world’s leading dancers – has returned to his hometown to accept an Honorary Doctorate of Letters.
Australia’s foremost leading man of stage and screen, Bryan Brown AM, is adding the title of ‘Doctor’ to his long list of accomplishments.
Western Sydney University will honour two distinguished community leaders and a renowned international scholar during the December graduation ceremonies.
A highlight of each graduation ceremony is the Occasional Address. In September, Western Sydney University graduands and their guests will have the opportunity to hear from a range of distinguished guest speakers.