Tonight, the University gathers as an online community to witness the graduation of some 346 students.
We honour your academic achievements in theology, philosophy, counselling, education, and ministry.
On behalf of the Council of the University of Divinity, I acknowledge the sacrifice that has been made by each student graduating tonight due to the cancellation of the public graduation ceremony. This decision was made in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the need to take all possible steps to protect the health and safety of the University’s members and the general public.
I thank all who join the Vice-Chancellor and me online tonight in support of our graduands, including family, friends, colleagues, members of the University Council and the staff of its Colleges. Your support is invaluable to our graduands and to the University as together we address the issues of our contemporary world through critical engagement with Christian theological traditions.
At this ceremony, each of you becomes a member of the alumni community of the University of Divinity. Our alumni are found in every corner of the globe, serving churches and communities in extraordinary ways. As you join them, I hope that you will draw on your attributes as a graduate of the University, as you continue to learn, articulate, communicate, engage and serve.
Dr Graeme Blackman AO FTSE FAICD
BD 1993, MTheol 2006
Join the online community
Join the online community in solidarity with graduating students and University staff to virtually congratulate and support each other. Post your selfie while watching the ceremony from home, with a positive comment to graduates on social media (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) and add the hashtag #UDGraduate2020 so that graduates and other members of the University community can see your post.