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’Tis the season to graduate and celebrate


Thursday 7 Dec 2017

There are sure to be smiles all round and tears of joy from parents and students starting Friday 8 December as the first ceremony for the 2017 end-of-year graduations commence at Charles Sturt University (CSU).

The graduation ceremonies commence in Dubbo and Orange on Friday 8 December and are followed by the other major CSU campuses until the last ceremony in Melbourne on Tuesday 19 December.

Almost 4 000 students are set to graduate from the three CSU faculties across nine locations within the geographical footprint of the University, which is a testament to the increasing popularity of its courses.

CSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann said he is looking forward to attending a number of the ceremonies, and commented on how proud it makes him to share in the achievement of the graduates.

“Our students should not only be pleased with their efforts, but also confident of their future, because according to the 2018 Good Universities Guide, 84 per cent of Charles Sturt University graduates find full-time employment within four months of graduating and also earn a median salary of $60 000, the second highest graduate starting salary of university graduates in Australia,” Professor Vann said.

Well known and respected identities will deliver Occasional Addresses at each graduation ceremony. Some who will impart their knowledge and thoughts to graduates include journalist and political commentator Mr Paul Bongiorno who will speak at a ceremony in Canberra, and NSW Chief Scientist Professor Mary O’Kane will address the graduates in Port Macquarie.

The University congratulates each and every student graduating in the ceremonies over the coming fortnight, and wishes them every happiness and success in their chosen fields.

Dates and times for each graduation ceremony are as follows:

Friday 8 December 2017
- 9.30am, Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre, Dubbo
- 9.30am, Kinross Wolaroi High School, Orange

Monday 11 December 2017
- 9.30am, Joyes Hall, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
- 10am, St Paul’s Anglican Church, Manuka, Canberra
- 3pm, Joyes Hall, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga

Tuesday 12 December 2017
- 9.30am, Joyes Hall, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
- 9.30am, Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney
- 3pm, Joyes Hall, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
- 3pm, Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney

Wednesday 13 December 2017
- 9.30am, Joyes Hall, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga

Thursday 14 December 2017
- 9.30am, St Stanislaus’ College, Bathurst
- 3pm, Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury
- 3pm, St Stanislaus’ College, Bathurst

Friday 15 December 2017
- 9.30am, St Stanislaus’ College, Bathurst
- 9.30am, Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury
- 3pm, St Stanislaus’ College, Bathurst
- 3pm, Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury

Monday 18 December 2017
- 9.30am, The Glasshouse, 32/40 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie
- 3pm, The Grand Hyatt, Collins Street, Melbourne
- 3pm, The Glasshouse, 32/40 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie

Tuesday 19 December 2017
- 9.30am, The Grand Hyatt, Collins Street, Melbourne
- 3pm, The Grand Hyatt, Collins Street, Melbourne


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Media contact: Aaron McDonnell, 0427 845 830

Media Note:

Dates and times of each graduation ceremony are provided with this release and representatives from the University as well as those delivering each Occasional Address are available for interviews by contacting CSU Media.

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