05 November 2013

UNE Graduation, 25 October 2013

On 24-27 October I went to Armidale to join in the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the University of New England, initially the New England University College of the University of Sydney. On the morning of Friday 25 October I attended the graduation ceremony for people taking degrees in Arts or Science.

UNE graduations have always been happy, family occasions, because they have always been held outside, so there is no limitation on the number of family and friends that can attend, and the fact that so many students have lived on campus means that returning for graduation is an opportunity to catch up with old friends.

I had my trusty iPhone handy, so here are some of the photos:

Early arrivers chatting before the ceremony

 Family gathering
 Booloominbah on Graduation Day

Some assistance with the academic dress

The academic procession gets under way

The academic procession

Deputy Chancellor Geoff Fox and Vice-Chancellor Jim Barber

Esquire Bedell Professor Roley Piggott, bearing the mace donated by former Chancellor P.A. Wright, escorting Chancellor John Watkins

The academic procession passing in front of Booloominbah

View of the dais from the public seating

Chancellor John Watkins chatting to a colleague

Graduates and families departing the ceremony

Happy snaps after the ceremony

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