All the photos from University of Wollongong’s autumn graduations

More than 1500 students across three faculties graduated from the University of Wollongong this week.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Law, Humanities and the Arts; Science, Medicine and Health; and Social Sciences faculties graduated.

  • More graduation photos will be added on Friday

UOW star helping those who can’t fend for themselves

HIGH ACHIEVER: Lachlan Auld received the University Medal on Tuesday after graduating with a Bachelor of Laws (Ist class honours) and Bachelor of Commerce (distinction) degree. Picture: Robert Peet

HIGH ACHIEVER: Lachlan Auld received the University Medal on Tuesday after graduating with a Bachelor of Laws (Ist class honours) and Bachelor of Commerce (distinction) degree. Picture: Robert Peet

Lachlan Auld is not one for making excuses.

He did not complain when he and his three disabled siblings were bullied at school, and had to be home-schooled.

Instead the experience of growing up with three disabled siblings in the small town of Ardlethan in rural New South Wales, only inspired Auld to pursue a career in law to “act for those who are unable to fend for themselves”.

Price is right for UOW graduates

TOP CHEMIST: Bachelor of Science graduate Gwilym Price was awarded the University Medal for achieving top marks in the School of Chemistry. Picture: Paul Jones.

TOP CHEMIST: Bachelor of Science graduate Gwilym Price was awarded the University Medal for achieving top marks in the School of Chemistry. Picture: Paul Jones.

Gwilym Price can’t sing the praises of the University of Wollongong enough.

And it’s not because he received the University Medal for achieving top marks in the School of Chemistry, during one of Wednesday’s graduation ceremonies.

Price, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Chemistry, “thoroughly enjoyed” his UOW experience.

Love and Auld inspire at UOW graduations

Former UOW Deputy Chancellor Dr Stephen Andersen OAM received an Honorary Doctorate on Tuesday, while law student Lachlan Auld was awarded the University Medal.

Love was also in the air, with husband and wife team, Dr Virginia Marshall and Paul Marshall, celebrating their dual graduations.

Virginia, who already has seven degrees to her name and is a prominent activist for Indigenous water rights, completed a Graduate Certificate in Laws, while Paul completed his Masters in Environmental Science.

UOW graduate inspired to be like nurses who helped her beat cancer

BOUNCING BACK: Alana O'Reilly graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Wollongong. She was inspired to do nursing after nurses helped her when she had Hodgkin's lymphoma. Picture: Robert Peet

BOUNCING BACK: Alana O'Reilly graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Wollongong. She was inspired to do nursing after nurses helped her when she had Hodgkin's lymphoma. Picture: Robert Peet

The nurses who looked after Alana O’Reilly in hospital were the “silver lining” during her battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Not only did the nurses comfort and care for the “scared” Bowral teenager, they helped her study for her HSC.

Today, some four years later, the now 21-year-old hopes to be just as good a nurse as those from Liverpool Hospital who were there for O’Reilly in her time of need.

Twins power through UOW Bachelor of Nursing degree together

Marianne McKinnon is glad she crashed her twin sister’s party so to speak and followed her to the University of Wollongong.

Marianne had her heart set on becoming a science teacher but was intrigued when her sibling Kathleen said she was going to UOW to study nursing.

On Thursday the Port Macquarie twins graduated together with a Bachelor of Nursing degree.