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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

JCU’s record number of Indigenous completions

Nikitta smiles at the camera, holding up her right hand with the palm covered in yellow paint. behind her is a canvas with her hand print on it
Nikitta Joinbee graduates with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. Photo: Bethany Keats, JCU Media

Nearly 1200 James Cook University students will graduate from their studies in tropical health and medicine this week, with a record number of indigenous students completing their studies this year.

The number of Indigenous students completing their studies at JCU has more than doubled in the past four years, with 136 students finishing in 2019.

In 2016, 54 Indigenous students completed their studies at JCU and that number has increased year on year, to 75 in 2017, and 105 in 2018.

56 Indigenous students are among the 1192 students graduating this week from their studies in tropical health and medicine. 8 Indigenous students were among the 247 students who graduated in Cairns on Monday, and 48 Indigenous students are among the 945 students graduating in Townsville today.

The remaining students are scheduled to graduate in March with degrees including Science, Engineering, Business, Law, Arts, Education and Social Work.

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Bethany Keats

JCU Media

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