Graduates take their next steps
Families, graduates, and College staff happily gather on 2 December 2023 at the Tai Wai campus of UOW College Hong Kong (UOWCHK) for the 2023 Graduation Ceremony. Altogether there were about 600 graduates from various academic programmes this year, including undergraduate degrees, UOW top-up degrees, associate degrees, higher diplomas, and the foundation Diploma in General Studies.
The ceremony was conducted with decorum in its morning and afternoon sessions. They began with the national anthems of China and Australia, as Chair of the UOWCHK Board of Governors Mr Nicholas Brooke opened proceedings. Mr Gareth Williams, Australian Consul-General in Hong Kong and Macau gave the Occasional Address in the morning session. In her Welcoming Address, UOWCHK President Ms Currie Tsang called on the graduates to give back to the community that has nurtured them. “With the training that you got from the College, we trust your dynamism to achieve your goals,” she said.
The afternoon session was attended by Ms Shannon Powell, Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner of Australia. Towards the end of the ceremony, graduate representatives gave a Vote of Thanks. Families and friends of graduates were excited as they took photos at various spots on campus, with many teachers sharing their special moments.