USQ celebrates first law graduates

USQ celebrated another first when 12 Law graduands crosssed the stage at the Springfield Graduation Ceremony held at the Ipswich Civic Centre on Saturday, 12 May.

More than 110 students including 100 undergraduate and 17 postgraduate graduands don ceremonial regalia to celebrate their conferring of degrees at 2.30pm following a graduation march through the Ipswich City Mall at 2pm.

USQ Springfield campus Director Doug Fraser said the university had been looking forward to the first class of law graduates completing their programs ever since the Law and Juris Doctor programs began in 2008.

‘We were excited to offer the program four years ago as it gave students in the region a valuable alternative to travelling often long distances to study law, Mr Fraser said.

‘Since then enrolment numbers have continued to grow and many of our first graduands are already working in the legal profession.’

Mr Fraser said there was always a great feel to the Springfield Graduation Ceremony.

‘There are hundreds of proud parents, partners and children witnessing the celebration of their loved ones achievement.

‘They watch as students take part in a Graduation March from the bottom of the Ipswich City Mall to the Civic Centre with a Town Crier and a bagpiper leading the procession.

‘It is a wonderful way to celebrate the hard work and sacrifice they have made while studying.’

Mr Fraser congratulated graduands on the completion of their programs and the impending conferring of their degrees.

‘We wish all our graduates great success in their future endeavours,’ he said.