Thousands to attend four CSU graduation ceremonies in Bathurst


Monday, 11 Dec 2017

More than 4 000 people will attend four Charles Sturt University (CSU) graduation ceremonies in Bathurst on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 December.

Approximately 3 179 family and friends will join nearly 864 graduates at the four ceremonies which will this year be hosted at St Stanislaus College, Bathurst.

Head of Campus Associate Professor Chika Anyanwu said, “We congratulate our graduating professionals with their friends and families on the successful completion of their studies.

“Charles Sturt University takes pride in producing job-ready professionals who enter the workforce very insightful, making a positive impact, creating an inclusive society, and inspiring others.

“More than 800 graduates including six PhDs, will receive their testamurs from the University in Bathurst this year. We invite you to come and share this important milestone with us.”

Graduation highlights include the conferral of Emeritus Professorship to CSU psychology academic Professor Ben Bradley.

PhD graduate Dr Suzanne Hopf (pictured) in the CSU School of Teacher Education has been praised by her examiners for her ‘seminal’ thesis ‘Supporting Fijian children’s communication’ about addressing speech disorders in Fijian children. One examiner said, “Ms Hopf has demonstrated how research and program development should be conducted in the majority of world cultures”. Another examiner said, “This research is not only important to Fiji, but is predicted to have far reaching implications for other countries, languages and for clinical applications. This thesis has the hallmark of innovative, critical thinking and exceeds the requirements of a doctoral thesis. … a gold standard on a doctoral level … In over 30 years of external examining (of PhD theses) this thesis stands out as one of the best that I have had the privilege of reading. It is suggested that this dissertation be recognised for its excellence at the university level.”

9.30am Thursday 14 December – 193 graduates from the Faculty of Arts and Education, and 737 guests:

School of Education, School of Teacher Education, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ms Maggie Walter will deliver the Occasional Address. CSU Medallist Ms Caroline Bateson will deliver the student Vote of Thanks.

3pm Thursday 14 December – approximately 241 graduates from the Faculty of Arts and Education, and the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences, and 850 guests:

School of Communication and Creative Industries, School of Indigenous Australian Studies, School of Information Studies, the Division of Student Learning/Academic Success Unit, School of Accounting and Finance, School of Management and Marketing.

Ms Bridget Ogilvie will deliver the Occasional Address. Ms Susie Hall will deliver the student Vote of Thanks.

9.30am Friday 15 December – approximately 203 graduates from the Faculty of Business, Justice, and Behavioural Sciences, and the Faculty of Science, and 702 guests:

School of Computing and Mathematics, School of Policing Studies, School of Psychology, the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, the Centre for Law and Justice, School of Exercise Science, Sport and Heath, School of Human Movement Studies.

CSU psychology academic Professor Ben Bradley will receive the award of Emeritus Professor at this graduation ceremony.

Dr Nicole Sugden will deliver the Occasional Address. Medal winner Ms Anissa Mouti will deliver the student Vote of Thanks.

3pm Friday 15 December – approximately 227 graduates from the Faculty of Science, and 890 guests:

School of Community Health, School of Biomedical Science, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, School of Environmental Science, School of Dentistry and Health Science, School of Agriculture and Wine Science, School of Animal and Veterinary Science.

Ms Tiffany Grange will deliver the student Vote of Thanks.

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