Bright future beckons group

Jakeb WaddellBroome Advertiser
Graduates from the University of Notre Dame Australia's Broome campus at the ceremony.
Camera IconGraduates from the University of Notre Dame Australia's Broome campus at the ceremony. Credit: University of Notre Dame Australia, UNDA

School’s out for a group of university graduates who proudly collected their degrees at a ceremony in Broome last month.

A total of 17 students from the University of Notre Dame Australia’s Broome campus achieved their study goals in 2016 and 2017 and were invited to receive their certificates at a Mass and ceremony on August 25.

While 12 completed their Diploma of Nursing, a handful were also recognised for achieving education and health degrees.

Head of campus Professor Juli Coffin said she wished all graduates a very successful future.

“It is a huge achievement for our students as many do not permanently reside in Broome,” she said.

“They have worked extremely hard, managing travel, family and personal commitments to engage their studies with Notre Dame and to complete their courses.”

Professor Coffin said she believed studying in a region such as the Kimberley would be beneficial for the students when they entered the workplace.

“The Kimberley region is such a diverse and rich training ground,” she said.

“To be based within the region gives us some capacity to retain local people and attract those with a passion in a varied number of vocational fields.

“Studying at this university equips our students with industry-recognised qualifications, coupled with Kimberley-based knowledge around cultural and geographical differences specific to the region.”

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