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Inspirational students celebrate end of their studies

Renowned journalists to receive honorary doctorates during autumn graduation ceremonies. 

The University of Wollongong (UOW) will recognise its first cohort of graduates for 2019, with thousands of students donning their caps and gowns for the autumn graduation ceremonies next week.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students from three faculties – Law, Humanities and the Arts; Social Sciences; and Science, Medicine and Health – will celebrate their academic and research achievements.

There will be seven ceremonies held across three days (Tuesday 23 April, Wednesday 24 April and Friday 26 April), encompassing students from a range of fields, including creative arts, law, psychology, medicine, science, and education.

The University’s outstanding higher degree research will be in the spotlight next week, with close to 50 students receiving their doctorates.

The autumn ceremonies, held at UOW’s Uni Hall, will be the first of four graduation events held throughout the year.

Renowned journalist and media personality Lisa Wilkinson AM will receive an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts during Wednesday (24 April) morning’s ceremony.

Ms Wilkinson, who was the youngest editor of Australian magazine Dolly at the age of 21, is the host of The Sunday Project and has a long history in publishing and television.

Dennis Shanahan, political editor at The Australian, will be recognised in Tuesday (23 April) morning’s ceremony with an Honorary Doctor of Letters.

Mr Shanahan is one of Australia’s most respected political journalists. He has covered the breath of federal and state politics during his career, including nine federal elections and 30 consecutive budgets.

The University’s post-graduate research will be in the spotlight next week.

During Tuesday evening’s ceremony, Queen Ogie will also receive her Bachelor of Nursing.

A mother of four, Queen studied alongside her husband Robert, who graduated from UOW with his PhD in November. His research looked at disaster informatics with a focus on floods.

The impressive couple have spent the past few years juggling full-time study with work and raising their young children, and are thrilled to be at the end of their degrees.

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