University wins award for Graduation Without Borders

June 14th, 2021

The university has been awarded bronze in the CASE Circle of Excellence Awards for Graduation Without Borders.

Each year the CASE Circle of Excellence Awards recognises institutions whose talented staff members advanced their institutions through innovative, inspiring and creative ideas. The awards acknowledge superior accomplishments that have lasting impact, demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, and deliver exceptional results.

Due to the restrictions still in place across the world last summer, we could not give the Class of 2020 the graduation ceremony on our campuses that they, their families, friends, and supporters wanted or deserved. So on Friday 24 July 2020, in place of in-person ceremonies, the university celebrated the achievements of our graduating Class of 2020 with a virtual event. The online festival began at 1am on Friday 24 July as dawn broke in New Zealand, following the sun over a 24-hour period and spanning multiple social media platforms.

This day became an event, a campaign, and a moment that brought our entire university community, partners, stakeholders, alumni, media, and influencers from all over the world together in celebration of the Class of 2020.

Congratulations to all who were involved in this institution-wide effort and thank you to all who supported and participated.

Following the postponement of in-person graduation ceremonies for 2021, graduates from 2020, 2021 and 2022 will now be invited to what promises to be our largest ever set of in-person graduation celebrations next year.

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