Hundreds robe up, ready for CDU graduation 


More than 1170 students will graduate at Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) October graduation ceremony in Darwin this week.

Some 235 awards will be presented at the ceremony at the Darwin Entertainment Centre on Friday evening, 12 October.

During the ceremony, the University will award two honorary doctorates and 10 PhDs.

The night will have extra significance for two Indigenous women and postgraduate students.

Sue Stanton, a Kungarakan-Gurindji woman, will make history as she becomes the first Aboriginal person to receive a Doctor of Philosophy in Arts (thesis based) from CDU.

Robyn Ober, a Djirribal woman from North Queensland, will celebrate the culmination of her postgraduate studies as she receives a Master of Applied Linguistics. Robyn also will make history as the first Indigenous woman to receive this award from CDU.

Artistic director of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra and local identity, Professor Martin Jarvis will be recognised with a Doctor of Philosophy during the proceedings.

The ceremony will recognise the academic achievements of students from both the higher education and VET sectors.

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