Celebrating graduating classes of 2021 and 2022 in a combined ceremony

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WITT Te Pūkenga is proud to acknowledge the graduating ākonga (students) of 2021 and 2022 at a combined graduate celebration 3pm Friday 17 February 2023 at TSB Stadium in New Plymouth.

“Graduation is one of the highlights of the academic year and after a two-year hiatus we’re especially excited to publicly acknowledge the achievement of our ākonga,” says WITT Te Pūkenga Acting Executive Director Dr Angela Beaton.

The class of 2021 is made up of 1157 graduates and the class of 2022 has 986 graduates who have gained certificates through to degree qualifications across a wide range of study programmes.

“We are incredibly proud of all our ākonga, none more so than those graduating today who have shown remarkable resilience in the face of change and have proven that nothing can stand in the way of their dedication to their studies and their future careers. We wish them all the best as they embark on the next chapter of their lives, whether that be work or ongoing learning.”

This year, guest speakers include keynote speaker Dinnie Moeahu (Te Ātiawa, Taranaki, Ngāruahine and Ngāti Porou) and student representative and Bachelor of Applied Management graduate Kim Prince.

As part of graduation, students will take to the streets of the CBD in a street parade before the ceremony.
The February 2022 graduation event was impacted by COVID-19 and was cancelled.

Graduation schedule:
Street parade: 12:15pm (departs and ends at Puke Ariki landing. Students to arrive by 12 noon)

Graduates sign in at TSB Stadium from 1:30pm

Sign in closes: 2:15pm (graduands need to complete sign in and be seated by 2:15pm)

Doors open for guests: 2:30pm

Ceremony starts: 3pm

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