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Nearly 2500 Graduating

Media release
22 September 2008


The colour and celebratory atmosphere of The University of Auckland’s Spring Graduation will enliven central Auckland this week.

Some 2474 students will graduate, receiving a total of 2660 qualifications at three ceremonies on 23 September and three on 25 September.

The Faculty of Business and Economics has the most graduates with 657 followed by Science (585), Arts (511), and Education (368). There are 190 in Medical and Health Sciences, 117 in Engineering, 117 in Law, 104 in Creative Arts and Industries, and 11 in Theology.

From 10am on each graduation day graduands and staff will process through the city down Bowen Avenue, Victoria Street East and up Queen Street to the Auckland Town Hall.

Chancellor Hugh Fletcher will personally confer 1831 degrees and diplomas. The rest (829) will be bestowed “in absentia” on those not attending.

Speakers at the ceremonies include superyacht designer Ron Holland, Transpower’s CEO Dr Patrick Strange, and doctor, poet and writer Glenn Colquhoun.

This is the second round of graduation for 2008; in early May there were 13 ceremonies.


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