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Time of celebration for University graduands

More than 3500 University of Tasmania graduands will celebrate the completion of their studies at graduation ceremonies in Hobart and Launceston.

The celebrations follow on from the Cradle Coast ceremony, where 149 people graduated from the University and 14 primary school students became the first to graduate from the Children’s University Tasmania.

University of Tasmania Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Rathjen said the graduation ceremonies were a chance for the community to join with graduands to celebrate their academic success.

“Graduation is a very special time of year for the University, as we join together to celebrate the enormous achievements of our students and their efforts, often over a number of years,” Professor Rathjen said.

“The University community wishes them every success as they embark on the next chapter of their lives, whether that be entering a new career or taking on the challenge of further study in their chosen field.”

As in Burnie, primary school students who will be graduating from the Children’s University will join the Town and Gown processions in Hobart and Launceston, wearing traditional caps and robes.

Hobart ceremonies begin Tuesday, 13 December, and continue on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 and Thursday, 15 December 2016.

Launceston’s Albert Hall will host three ceremonies on Saturday, 17 December 2016.

Graduation celebrations will also take to the streets with a Town and Gown procession in each city.

Hobart’s will begin at 2.15pm on Wednesday 14th of December 2016.

The procession will start at the IMAS building on Castray Esplanade before proceeding to the Federation Concert Hall.

Launceston’s procession will begin the day’s celebrations, departing from Civic Square at 10.30am on Saturday.

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