Graduation Day: The Students of Food and Nutrition

Nobody said university would be easy, but it's an incredible feeling to reach the finish line.

It was a Wednesday afternoon in December, when the students of La Trobe’s Bachelor of Food and Nutrition put on their graduation gowns, preparing for the handover of their long-awaited prize. Family and friends buzzed around the campus grounds, laughing, shaking hands and offering endless supplies of heartfelt hugs.

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There’s few prouder days in a person’s life than graduation day – the culmination of years of hard work and dedication. Nobody said university would be easy, but this group of young students pulled through. A number of them are planning postgraduate study, with their sights set on a career in dietetics. The atmosphere was overflowing with optimism and excitement for the future.

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The Bachelor of Food and Nutrition is available exclusively online through Open Universities Australia, and only started running a few years ago. These graduates are the first to gain this degree, paving the way for future online students, whose lifestyles call for a more flexible study arrangement, but with the same high-quality learning. While online study may have felt foreign in the beginning, the students embraced the technology, and came out on the other side, successful, and equipped for the workforce.

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To these bright young graduates, we say congratulations, and best of luck. We’re confident that you’ll bring into the health industry your expertise, commitment and passion.


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