UWS celebrates Spring graduation 2002

Date: 27/09/2002

The UWS community will be donning caps and gowns from 30 September - 4 October to celebrate Spring graduation 2002.

More than 3000 undergraduate and postgraduate students will take part in 14 ceremonies being held over five days at the University's Parramatta Campus.

The students will be awarded degrees in law, economics, engineering, science, business, health sciences, nursing, education, arts, humanities, aviation, communication, criminology, animation, information technology, osteopathy, podiatry, digital design, policing and ecology.

Students and their families attending the ceremonies will also have the pleasure of listening to many distinguished speakers deliver the occasional addresses.

These include Mr Michael Egan, NSW State Treasurer and Minister for State Development; Ms Eva Cox, social policy and social justice commentator; Professor Kim Oates, Chief Executive of The Children's Hospital at Westmead; Reverend Bill Crews, Director of the Exodus Foundation; Mr Pat Farmer, Federal member for Macarthur, and Professor Benjamim Corte-Real, Vice-Chancellor of the National University of East Timor.

Professor Janice Reid, UWS Vice-Chancellor, believes that graduation is not the end of the educational journey, but a stepping stone to a lifetime of new learning opportunities.

"On behalf of the staff at UWS, I congratulate our students on the occasion of their graduation," says Professor Reid.

"Graduation is a time for students to reflect on their achievements and celebrate with friends, family, lecturers and all those who have supported them through their studies.

"It marks a new chapter in the students' lives and sets them on the path to professional and personal success. However learning is a life-long experience and I hope that whatever the future holds for our graduates it includes further opportunity for learning and academic endeavour.

"I wish our graduates all the best for the future and hope that they look back at their time at UWS as a rewarding and enriching experience."

WHEN: Monday 30 September-Friday 4 October 2002
WHERE: The Auditorium (Building EE), UWS Parramatta Campus. Corner of Victoria Road and James Ruse Drive

For information on guest speakers and further media information, contact:

Amanda Whibley
Senior Media Officer
Phone: 9678 7472
Mobile: 0418 438 399
Email: a.whibley@uws.edu.au