- Families and friends to celebrate thousands of 2019 Charles Sturt graduates
- Graduation is an important milestone, recognising years of dedication to study
- Annual Charles Sturt graduations boost regional economies
The Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) two-week 2019 graduation season will see approximately 6,000 graduates and more than 8,000 guests attend 28 ceremonies across the University’s national footprint.
The graduation ceremonies, including at all main regional campuses plus metropolitan study centres, start on Monday 9 December in Canberra and conclude in Brisbane on Friday 20 December.
Charles Sturt Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann congratulated all graduates and their supporters, and said he looks forward to officiating at a number of the ceremonies.
“It’s always a pleasure to celebrate the success of our students and to share that with their families and friends because graduation is an important milestone recognising years of hard work and dedication to study,” said Professor Vann.
“It’s also exciting to know that our graduates are poised to put the professional knowledge and skills they’ve acquired through study and research at Charles Sturt University to work, to make a real difference in our community.
“Our graduates can be confident of their futures because for the fourth consecutive year the 2019 Graduate Outcomes Survey shows 86.4 per cent of Charles Sturt University graduates find full-time employment within four months of graduating, which is the highest rate of any Australian university.
“Our graduates also earn among the highest graduate starting salaries − $67,100 compared to the all-Australian universities average of $62,600.”
Charles Sturt Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) Ms Jenny Roberts said, “Charles Sturt University takes great pride in developing quality graduates for our local communities to support the public good, and graduations are one of the highlights of the year.
“Our graduates have studied a diverse range of courses and have acquired the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to begin work in their community or undertake further study.
“Each graduate experiences their own journey to graduation, and we look forward to them making their unique contributions to their professions and communities, and to learning of their future success.”
The 2019 Charles Sturt graduation schedule is:
Monday 9 December, Canberra
9.30am School of Theology / Faculty of Arts and Education, at St Paul’s Anglican Church, 70 Canberra Avenue, Manuka shopping precinct, Canberra
Monday 9 December, Port Macquarie
9.30am Faculty of Arts and Education, 2pm Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences, and 6pm Faculty of Science at The Glasshouse, 30-42 Clarence Street and Hay Street, Port Macquarie
Tuesday 10 December, Rosehill, Sydney
Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill, for the Charles Sturt Sydney Study Centre, Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences at all three ceremonies at 9.30am, 2pm and 6pm
Wednesday 11 December, Dubbo
2pm All Faculties, at the Regional Theatre and Convention Centre, 155 Darling Street, Dubbo
Thursday 12 December, Orange
2pm All Faculties, at Kinross Wolaroi School, 59-67 Bathurst Road, Orange
Thursday 12 December, Bathurst
9.30am Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences, 2pm Faculty of Arts and Education, and 6pm Faculty of Arts and Education at the CD Blake Auditorium (building 1220, the gym) on campus, off Panorama Avenue, Bathurst
Friday 13 December, Bathurst
9.30am Faculty of Science, and 2pm Faculty of Science, at the CD Blake Auditorium (building 1220, the gym) on campus, off Panorama Avenue, Bathurst
Friday 13 December, Wagga Wagga
9.30am Faculty of Science, 2pm Faculty of Science, and 6pm Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences, at Joyes Hall on campus
Monday 16 December, Wagga Wagga
9.30am Faculty of Arts and Education, 2pm Faculty of Science, and 6pm Faculty of Arts and Education at Joyes Hall on campus
Tuesday 17 December, Melbourne
1pm Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences at The Convention Centre, South Wharf, Melbourne
Wednesday 18 December, Melbourne
9.30am, 2pm and 6pm Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences at all three ceremonies at The Convention Centre, South Wharf, Melbourne
Wednesday 18 December, Albury
9.30am Faculty of Science, 2pm Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences, and 6pm Faculty of Arts and Education, at the Albury Entertainment Centre, 525 Swift Street, Albury
Friday 20 December, Brisbane
2pm Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences at the Charles Sturt Study Centre, 119 Charlotte Street, Brisbane Campus-specific stories will be issued closer to the relevant graduations. These will include profiles of graduates, University Medal winners and student leaders, and special guest speakers who will deliver the Occasional Addresses.