Hundreds to robe up for graduation 


More than 500 graduands will robe up to receive formal recognition of the successful completion of their studies at Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) mid-year graduation ceremony this week.

More than 2000 students will officially graduate as a part of the ceremony which recognises the academic achievements of students from both the higher education and vocational education and training sectors.

Two graduation ceremonies will be held this week in the Casuarina campus courtyard.

On Thursday evening, the ceremony for the Institute of Advanced Studies, Faculty of Health Education and Science, and the Industry Divisions of Language & Literacy, and Primary Industries & Community Services will be held.

Friday’s ceremony will recognise graduands from the Faculty of Law, Business and Arts, and the Business & Services Industries and Trades Industry Divisions.

A total of 10 PhDs will be awarded, along with an Emeritus Professorship.

CDU’s Dean of the Faculty of Law, Business and Arts, Adrian Walter will be recognised with a Doctor of Philosophy during the proceedings along with other PhD graduands Helen Ashwell, Tomer Shemesh, Daniel Banfai, Matthew Brearley, James Smith, Bolaji Taiwo, Lucy Tran-Nguyen and Tuan Vu.

Darwin area manager of ConocoPhillips, Michael Hatfield will give the Occasional Address at Thursday evening’s ceremony while Friday night’s Occasional Address will be given by Professor David Carment.

High-profile Bachelor of Social Work graduate, Maria Kambouris will provide the graduates’ response.

The mid-year graduation ceremony for Alice Springs students will be held on June 20 at the Alice Springs Convention Centre.