Mid-year graduations underway at ANU

13 July 2016

Congratulations to the more than 1,800 students who will graduate from ANU at the mid-year award conferral ceremonies.

More than 1,200 will take part in the graduation ceremonies at Llewellyn Hall from Wednesday, while a further 589 students will graduate in absentia.

Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt, who will be attending the ceremonies for the first time as ANU Vice-Chancellor, congratulated all students who are completing their studies.

"The breadth of talented students completing their studies from the sciences, to the humanities and the arts is nothing short of outstanding," Professor Schmidt said.

"It is great to see the nation's future leaders and experts in their fields completing this stage of their studies.

"On behalf of the University, I congratulate all graduates on their achievements, and hope they enjoy this time with their families."

ANU conferred an Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of the University, honoris causa) on Emeritus Professor Ian Donaldson for his distinguished career in the humanities and the arts, especially as a scholar in English literature.

During his career, Professor Donaldson has contributed to 14 books and has held a range of appointments at world-renowned universities such as Oxford, Edinburgh and Cambridge.