New beginnings for UWS spring graduates
The University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Campus will be awash with colour as thousands don a cap, gown and colourful hood to make the transition from dedicated student to proud UWS alumni.
From Tuesday 25th to Thursday 27th September, 2448 graduands will receive degrees in a wide range of disciplines including business, law, social sciences and psychology, science and health, nursing, education, engineering, computing and mathematics, humanities and communication arts.
Throughout the Spring Graduation ceremonies, 6 University Medals will be presented to students who achieved consistently high results throughout their studies.
Honorary Doctorates will be presented to the Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce; former professional rugby league player Hazem El Masri; and business leader Mark Bouris – in recognition of individual excellence in the fields of professional service, community service and business leadership.
Members of the community will also be recognised with UWS Community Awards being presented to 4 recipients for contributions to the Greater Western Sydney region.
A highlight of each graduation ceremony is the Occasional Address. In September 2012, UWS graduands and their guests will have the opportunity to hear from a range of distinguished guest speakers:
Ceremony 1, 25 September: Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
Ceremony 2, 25 September: Eric Sidoti, Director, Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney
Ceremony 3, 25 September: Elizabeth Curach, former University of Western Sydney Librarian and recipient of a UWS Honorary Fellowship
Ceremony 4, 25 September: Hazem El Masri, former professional Rugby League player with the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs
Ceremony 5, 26 September: David Jones, Executive Director, Better Place Australia
Ceremony 6, 26 September: David Borger, Western Sydney Director, Sydney Business Chamber
Ceremony 7, 26 September: Professor John Bartlett, Executive Dean, Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast
Ceremony 8, 26 September: Professor Peter Williams, School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney
Ceremony 9, 27 September: Commissioner Andrew Scipione APM, Commissioner of Police, NSW Police Force
Ceremony 10, 27 September: Mark Bouris, Executive Chairman, Yellow Brick Road
WHAT: UWS Spring Graduation Ceremonies 2012
WHEN: Tuesday 25th to Thursday 27th September, 2012
WHERE: Ian and Nancy Turbott Auditorium (Building EE), UWS Parramatta Campus, Corner Victoria Road and James Ruse Drive
25 September 2012
Photos: Sally Tsoutas