Class of 2017.

8 December 2017

Over 50 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will Graduate in 2017 at The University of Queensland.

The Class of 2017 will graduate from a range of disciplines such as nursing, music, social work and speech pathology.

The Degrees range from Graduate Diplomas to Masters and Honours.

The Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), Mr Shane Drahm, said it’s a special time for these students, their families and communities as they embark on the next chapter of their journeys.

“It is the highest number of graduating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to date.  Seeing them develop and grow over the many years they have engaged with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit who have been there to support and nurture them through their studies makes us very proud”, said Mr Drahm.

“There was a touch of sadness and many of the students had fostered strong working relationships with the staff in the ATSIS Unit.

“The Unit is excited to welcome the 2018 cohort of students who like these graduates, will be role models and leaders for their communities” he added.

Jordan Seeto will graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Education