Thousands celebrate UWS Autumn Graduation
Thousands of students are donning caps and gowns this week as part of the University of Western Sydney's 2012 Autumn Graduation.
From Monday 16 April to Friday 20 April, more than 3,000 graduands will receive degrees in a wide range of disciplines including business, psychology, law, social and health sciences, engineering, humanities, education and nursing.
30 University Medals will be presented to students who achieved consistently high results throughout their studies.
An Honorary Fellowship will also be presented to Ian Wing, Manager, Education Development and Coordination, Nirimba Education Precinct, in recognition of his vast contributions to the field of education.
For the first time, members of the community will also be recognised as part of the UWS ceremonies – ‘UWS Community Awards’ will be presented to 17 recipients for contributions to the Greater Western Sydney region.
A highlight of each graduation ceremony is the Occasional Address. In April 2012, UWS graduands and their guests will have the opportunity to hear from a range of distinguished guest speakers:
Ceremony 1, 16 April: Lea Hicks, General Manager, Hix Group Pty Ltd
Ceremony 2, 16 April: Marcus C Blackmore AM, Chairman, Blackmores Ltd
Ceremony 3, 16 April: Professor Clive Smallman, Dean, School of Business, University of Western Sydney
Ceremony 4, 16 April: Aaron McKie, Chief Executive Officer, Hungry Jack’s Australia Pty Ltd
Ceremony 5, 17 April: Dr James Arvanitakis, Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney
Ceremony 6, 17 April: Bill Madden, National Practice Group Leader, Slater and Gordon
Ceremony 7, 17 April: Professor Kevin Dunn, Dean, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, University of Western Sydney
Ceremony 8, 17 April: Professor Gary Smith, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement & International), University of Western Sydney
Ceremony 9, 18 April: Paul Murray, Broadcaster, ‘Drive’ program on Radio 2UE and ‘Paul Murray LIVE’ on Sky News
Ceremony 10, 18 April: Patrick Gallagher AM, Chairman, Allen & Unwin
Ceremony 11, 18 April: Yalda Hakim, 'Dateline' presenter and video journalist, SBS
Ceremony 12, 18 April: Rachel Bentley, CEO, Television Sydney
Ceremony 13, 19 April: Ian Wing, Manager, Education Development and Coordination, Nirimba Education Precinct
Ceremony 14, 19 April: Professor James Cook, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, University of Western Sydney
Ceremony 15, 19 April: Professor David Ellsworth, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, University of Western Sydney
Ceremony 16, 19 April: Professor Alan Bensoussan, Director, Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, University of Western Sydney
Ceremony 17, 20 April: Adjunct Professor Debra Thoms, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, NSW Ministry of Health
Ceremony 18, 20 April: Professor Simeon Simoff, Dean, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Western Sydney
Ceremony 19, 20 April: Ed Husic MP, Federal Member for Chifley
WHAT: UWS Autumn Graduation Ceremonies 2012
WHERE: Ian and Nancy Turbott Auditorium (Building EE), UWS Parramatta campus, Corner Victoria Road and James Ruse Drive
WHEN: Monday 16 April to Friday 20 April.
Graduation ceremonies commence at 9:30am, 12 noon, 2:30pm and 5:00pm. Graduands are advised to arrive on campus to register no later than 90 minutes prior to the commencement of their graduation ceremony.
17 April 2012