Christmas graduation for more than 1100 students

13 December 2013

More than 1100 students will graduate from the University of Canterbury next week at three ceremonies held at the CBS Canterbury Arena in Addington.

Christmas graduation for more than 1100 students

More than 1100 students will graduate from the University of Canterbury next week at three ceremonies held at the CBS Canterbury Arena in Addington.

The ceremonies will be held on 18 and 20 December with 1163 graduands receiving their degrees, diplomas and certificates in person. A further 300 will graduate in absentia.

Seventy-eight students from the College of Education graduated in a ceremony held at the Rotorua Convention Centre on 12 December.

The week’s events start at 10am on Wednesday morning when Commerce, Engineering and Forestry, and Law students graduate. The graduation address at the morning ceremony will be delivered by UC graduate Nick McDonnell.

At 2pm that afternoon it will be the turn of graduands from Humanities and Social Sciences, Creative Arts, and Science. The graduation address at the afternoon ceremony will be delivered by UC graduate Ben Uffindell.

On Friday morning, Education students will graduate. The graduation address at that ceremony will be delivered by Ngāi Tahu Chief Executive Sir Mark Solomon.

Graduands will walk from the Twigger Street car park into the arena before each ceremony. The University mace will be carried by Dr Laura Meriluoto (Economics and Finance) and Professor Jim Cole (Geology) for the Wednesday processions, and Professor Philip Schluter (Education) will carry the University mace on Friday.

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