The University of Western Australia congratulates a record number of Indigenous students who received their degrees at UWA’s Winthrop Hall at the weekend.
Of the 33 graduating Indigenous students, they included record numbers from Law (seven) and Medicine (six) as well as eight from Science and five from Arts.
Professor Jill Milroy, Dean of UWA’s School of Indigenous Studies, said UWA was honoured that such dedicated, hard-working students had chosen to study at the University.
“It’s worth noting that many Indigenous students are admitted to UWA through alternative pathways such as our Aboriginal Orientation Course and Provisional Entry Scheme,” Professor Milroy said.
“The number of high-quality graduates proves that these pathways work. The University remains committed to providing support for Indigenous students that encompasses global learning and leadership development opportunities.
“We congratulate all our students on their amazing achievements.”
CORRECTION: Only the Medical students mentioned in the above media statement received their degrees on the weekend of 19 November 2016. The Law graduation ceremony date is 9 March 2017.
David Stacey (UWA Media) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 32 637 716