In March, UOW celebrated the achievement of 1,070 of our offshore graduates at 5 virtual graduation ceremonies. The ceremonies were held in conjunction with our Transnational Education partners: Singapore Institute of Management, PSB Academy, INTI International College Subang, INTI International College Penang and UOWCHK.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, none of the offshore events scheduled to be held in 2020 were able to be held in person. The virtual ceremonies provided all of the graduates from the past year the opportunity to attend a graduation and celebrate with their family. The UOWCHK ceremony also included the students who had been due to graduate in 2019 but whose event had been impacted by civil unrest.
Each of the 5 virtual graduation events was specially tailored for each partner cohort. However, all featured a message from UOW’s Chancellor, Ms Christine McLoughlin, and an occasional address delivered by Mr Michael McQueen, UOW Alumnus, multi-award winning speaker, trend forecaster and bestselling author, as well as messages of congratulations from key teaching staff from both Wollongong and the partner.
Congratulations to all our students, and a huge thank you to all of our Transnational Education Partners for their hard work during this period.