Graduands' welcome from the Vice-Chancellor

11 July 2019

Our founders had high expectations of us. They planned for a university which would make all Australians proud and improve our understanding of our country and our neighbours.

More than 70 years later, we still have these aspirations in mind.

Our global reputation is such that we can say that we have done what was, and is, expected of us. What you do as graduates will contribute to this legacy.

This ceremony celebrates your efforts as well as those of the friends, family and ANU staff who have supported you.

Your achievement is like no other; you have been scrutinised by the best, and have been admitted, by them, to their community. For this, you should be
extremely proud.

I wish you well in your future endeavours-whatever it is you choose to do, wherever you choose to do it.