Former Shoalhaven Anglican School student Grace Casey-Maughan is planning to travel the world after completing her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.
Grace was among 2,200 students to graduate from the University of Canberra last week.
The 22-year-old attended her graduation ceremony at Parliament House and said she felt amazing.
“It feels like it’s a long time coming, it’s good to achieve it and get it done,” she said.
Grace said she enjoyed her time living on campus in her first year, making new friends and is looking forward to seeing the world.
“I’m currently working in Wollongong but I’m hoping to save and go traveling by the end of the year, maybe to Europe or Canada but after that I’ll probably come back and probably do honours,” she said.
The University of Canberra hosted its graduation ceremonies in the Great Hall at Parliament House, with graduates from rural and regional areas among those collecting their degrees at eight ceremonies.
The graduations were the last with Professor Stephen Parker as the University’s Vice-Chancellor, with Professor Parker stepping down from the role on 1 July, after more than nine years in the position.
He estimates he has seen more than 25,000 students graduate from the university during his tenure.
“I always look forward to graduation because it is a time that acknowledges and celebrates years of hard work and dedication,” Professor Parker said.
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