University of Tasmania and Australian Maritime College students celebrated the completion of their studies as summer graduations got underway in Launceston on Wednesday.
To comply with COVID-19 restrictions, UTAS will hold several ceremonies over two days at Albert Hall. The ceremonies complied with restrictions with physical distancing seating inside the hall.
UTAS Vice-Chancellor Rufus Black said the university was proud and delighted to be celebrating student success at the end of a turbulent year.
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"Our graduating cohort has made it through what has been an exceptionally challenging academic year," Professor Black said.
"They have demonstrated courage, resilience and determination in overcoming the constraints of a changing world to reach an important milestone which acknowledges and celebrates all they have achieved.
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"I extend a heartfelt congratulations to our Class of 2020 and wish them all the very best as they embark on their next journey of sharing what they have learnt at our university with communities all around the world."
Graduations continue in Launceston on Thursday before the ceremonies move to Hobart.