Issue 20
Monday, 07 November 2016
Charles Darwin University

A season to celebrate

Charles Darwin University is about to enter a season of celebration with events marking the end of the academic year to take place in several regional and interstate campuses and centres this month.

Nhulunbuy will begin proceedings with a presentation ceremony on November 11 in recognition of a stellar year in East Arnhem.

Campus Administrator Polly Smart said that more than 200 students had completed units of competency in a wide range of vocational courses since March.

“We will also congratulate the 57 students who have completed qualifications ranging from Certificate I in Agrifood Operations to a Master of Clinical Nursing,” Ms Smart said.

Two prize-giving events will take place in Central Australia, with one in Alice Springs on November 15 and one in Tennant on November 17.

Acting Director Central Australia Lyle Mellors said the event would recognise the hard work and extra effort that individuals had put in to their particular area of study, personal development or occupation.

Valedictory ceremonies have been scheduled at CDU’s centres in Sydney on November 18 and in Melbourne on November 24 to salute the efforts of international business students in those centres.

And in Katherine, staff and students will gather at the Godinmayin Yijard Arts Centre on November 24 for a presentation ceremony.

Campus Administrator Vicki Williams said the event this year would be held during the early afternoon, as opposed to the evening, as was the case last year.

“Our books show that we have about 150 completers this year who are eligible to cross the stage. 

“We will also host the first Indigenous valedictory ceremony in Katherine, where we will acknowledge students who have completed various courses, such as the Certificate III in Community Night Patrol.”