Week 24: Graduation

Monday, 25 August 2014

Graduation is the culmination of years of hard work. Before graduation, candidates are referred to as graduands. The Graduation Ceremony usually includes a procession of the academic staff and candidates. The faculty usually wear academic dress at the formal ceremonies, as do the trustees and degree candidates. After degree completion, graduates can be referred to by their graduating year.

The University of Western Sydney has seen huge changes in the types of graduations with the 1990s marked by agriculture, education, humanities and performing arts degrees. Recently there has been a marked shift towards scientific degrees such as medicine and forensic science.

From the archives

 Michelle Pettigrove (Graduate of 1988) with John Simpson (graduate of 1987) at talk given in September 1992 (P2310)

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From the Archives this week we have:

Did you know?

David Wenham, Joel Edgerton, Darren Yap and Michelle Pettigrove are all graduates

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