Issue 7
Monday, 09 May 2016
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Graduation season opens for 2016
Graduation season opens for 2016

Graduates prepare to celebrate

Proud family and friends will join Charles Darwin University staff to congratulate the university’s newest graduates during ceremonies over the coming weeks.

Thousands of VET and higher education students will mark the culmination of their university studies at one of four ceremonies held over Thursday and Friday 19 and 20 May in Darwin. CDU’s recently installed Chancellor, Mr Neil Balnaves AO, will deliver the Occasional Address at each of the four ceremonies.

High-profile attendees also will be honoured for their contributions to tertiary education including Rex Wild QC, The Hon Christopher Burns, Emeritus Professor Helen Garnett and Mrs Annette Burke.

Hon Christopher Burns and Emeritus Professor Helen Garnett will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters for their outstanding contributions to the development of tertiary education in the Northern Territory.

Rex Wild QC will be awarded a Companion of the University at the Thursday morning ceremony and Mrs Annette Burke will receive her Companion award on Friday evening.

The May 19 morning ceremony will recognise graduands from the Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts: School of Business, School of Creative Arts and Humanities and School of Law along with the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education. 

The May 19 afternoon ceremony will recognise graduands from the Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts: School of Education, and the Faculty of Vocational Education and Training: School of Service Industries.

The May 20 morning ceremony will include the Faculty of Engineering: Health, Science and the Environment: School of Health, along with graduates from Menzies School of Health Research and the Faculty of Vocational Education and Training: School of Primary Industries.

The second ceremony on May 20 will recognise the academic achievements of students from the Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment: School of Engineering and Information Technology, School of Environment, School of Psychological and Clinical Sciences, and the Faculty of Vocational Education and Training: School of Health, Community and Children’s Services, School of Trades.

A total of 16 PhD candidates will graduate. The Darwin ceremonies will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre.

The Alice Spring graduation ceremony will be held at 7pm, Thursday 16 June at the Alice Springs Convention Centre while the Adelaide ceremony will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre at 7pm on Tuesday, June 14.

For more information visit W: cdu.edu.au/graduation