Graduation celebrated at Western Sydney University
Photo: Sarah Beth Starnovsky - Order of Australia Foundation donor scholarship recipient
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.
The University is hosting its April/ May graduation ceremonies from Saturday 28 April to Friday 4 May 2018.
Over 23 ceremonies, 4,654 graduands will receive their degrees from across a wide range of disciplines, including nursing and midwifery, business, law, education, medicine, social sciences, psychology, science and health, computing, engineering and mathematics.
During the ceremonies, a series of honorary awards will be presented – with the titles of Honorary Doctorate, Honorary Fellow and Community Fellow bestowed upon seven distinguished community leaders.
A highlight of each graduation ceremony is the Occasional Address. In April/ May, 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: Saturday 28 April to Friday 4 May 2018
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
27 April 2018
Photos: Sally Tsoutas
23 graduation ceremonies over six days
4,654 graduating students
29 Higher Degree Research graduands
16 University Medals Awarded to high-achieving students
Muruwari woman, Aunty Rita Wright, will be recognised for her tireless dedication to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of Greater Western Sydney with a Community Fellowship from Western Sydney University.
Professor Paul X. McCarthy, a trailblazer in the digital technology sector and consultant to blue-chip companies and government, will be recognised for his innovative work when he is awarded an Honorary Fellowship from Western Sydney University.
Educator and senior executive, Gillian Shadwick, and senior public servant Michael Pratt AM, will each be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters during Western Sydney University’s upcoming graduation ceremonies.
Western Sydney University will award former Premier of New South Wales, Mike Baird, an Honorary Doctorate of Letters in recognition of his service to Western Sydney and the broader community.
Former New South Wales Police Commissioner, Andrew Phillip Scipione AO APM, will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Western Sydney University in recognition of his outstanding service to the people of NSW.