SAE Institute Graduation Date change

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We have been advised that the Graduation date for current trimester 6 Audio students is 24 April 2018, this is four months after the students have finished their course.  There are various reasons I see this as problem:-

o    Being four months after the students have finished, they will have moved on and some may even be out of the state pursuing their careers (which is evident amongst some students reactions)

o    Being on a day before a public holiday (Anzac Day), people will make it a long weekend, therefore missing the ceremony. Also the fact that is it a week day, makes it hard for working folk. What if the students have a new job and cannot take the time off for the ceremony?

o    Many of the students are seeing their friends graduate this month from 'public' universities when they only finished one month ago, our students chose to attend a 'private' college and pay double the fee, but have to wait such a long time for their celebration.

o    As it is four months after final assessment, families have made booking for other life events with cannot be changed, thinking it would be safe to do so. It is a very important day in families lives and devastating to think it will be missed.

o    While the learning experience and 'Uni life' with SAE has been a very enjoyable, enlightening one, we feel this decision is hard to understand.

o   I have been advised that I can come in before this date and do the dress up and have photos, which is lovely to get the photos but the ceremony is the whole thing.

o    We are asking for another date within March or earlier, we understand that not everyone can be satisfied with decisions made, but are willing to give this outlet a go and feel it would serve the majority.



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