Valedictorian and Bachelor of Midwifery graduate Rebecca Taylen
Valedictorian and Bachelor of Midwifery graduate Rebecca Taylen
17 July 2009

More than 130 graduands, including the first students of the Bachelor of Midwifery, are preparing for The University of Queensland Ipswich Campus Mid-Year Graduation Ceremony, to be held at the Ipswich Civic Hall on Monday, July 20.

UQ’s nursing graduates have a 100 percent employment rate, with many of the first cohort of midwifery students offered more than two jobs in their final year.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Rix said the campus was looking forward to celebrating the graduation ceremony with the students.

He said graduation ceremonies provided an important opportunity for students to be acknowledged for their academic achievements.

“The university has provided valuable resources for students to expand their knowledge and experience and now it is time for them to move forward,” he said.

“I congratulate each of the graduates on their achievements while at UQ Ipswich and wish them every success in their future plans.

“We look forward to introducing these graduates to Ipswich city, business and industry.”

The graduation ceremony will see students graduate from every faculty at the Ipswich campus, including: Arts; Business, Economics and Law; Health Sciences; and Social and Behavioural Sciences.

As this ceremony celebrates the first graduates of the Bachelor of Midwifery, Associate Professor Hannah Dahlen will act as guest speaker for the event.

Dr Dahlen has had an extensive clinical career in midwifery, is a Fellow of the Australian College of Midwives and is a leading midwifery educator.

Dr Dahlen is currently an Associate Professor of Midwifery/Child and Family Health at the University of Western Sydney.

The Graduation Ceremony will be held on Monday, July 20 at 4pm at the Ipswich Civic Hall.

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