More than 4,000 Griffith University students are preparing to mark the special milestone of their graduation.

From 25 July to 1 August, Griffith graduands will don the traditional cap and gown andattend one of six ceremonies being held at the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

The graduations are from all areas of the university including Law, Business, Science, Arts, Environment, Engineering, Technology, Education and Health.

Industry guest speakers will address each ceremony, joined by Griffith University Vice Chancellor and President Professor Ian O’Connor, senior academics, special guests, and graduands’ families.

The University will also award two honorary doctorates; to internationally respected computer scientist and university leader Professor Michael McRobbie AO; and Australian rugby union great and ophthalmic surgeon Dr Mark Loane AM.

Gold Coast, Friday July 25 — Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

  • Mr Phil Mumford — CEO, GoldLinQ – guest speaker (11am)
  • Professor Michael McRobbie — AO DUNIV (3pm)
  • Professor Claire Jackson — Chair, Metro North Brisbane Medicare Local Board of Directors – guest speaker(7pm)

Brisbane, Thursday July 31 — Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

  • Mr Glen Vassallo — Managing Director, GRT Lawyers – guest speaker(11am)
  • Mrs Else Shepherd AM — Former Chair, Powerlink QLD- guest speaker (3pm)
  • Dr Mark Loane — AM DUNIV (7pm)

Brisbane, Friday August 1 — Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

  • Ms Vivienne Anthon — former CEO, Australian Institute of Management – guest speaker(11am)
  • Ms Erin Feros — Partner, Sector Leader — Mining, Allens – guest speaker(3pm)