Earlier this month, the NextSense Institute team was finally able to celebrate in person with our Master of Disability Studies 2019 and 2020 graduates at Macquarie University.
After two years of delays due to COVID-19, our graduates, their families and our staff came together to mark the achievements of our latest group of students who will go on to help change what is possible for people with sensory disabilities.
At the ceremony we saw 43 of our 2019 students graduate with a Master of Disability Studies, six of whom received the Macquarie University Award for Academic Excellence. These were just some of our recent graduates who missed ceremonies over the last two years because of COVID-19 restrictions.
‘Dr Sue Silveira, Alison Hawkins-Bond, and I were able to attend in person, along with the graduates’ families and friends, to acknowledge their fantastic achievements as well as our valued partnership and shared outcomes with Macquarie University,’ says NextSense Institute Director, Professor Greg Leigh.
It was so nice to be back on the Macquarie campus, just a short distance from the construction of our new innovation centre, to celebrate this milestone in our students’ education and careers.’
We can't wait to find out what's next for these graduates and about the impact they'll have on the lives of children and adults with hearing and vision loss.
And we look forward to finally celebrating more graduation ceremonies over the course of this year as we catch up with our more recent graduates.