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Convocation makes UWA special and unique.  Because Convocation is an integral part of the University, it means that all graduates are regarded as equally important a part of the University, as the staff and students.

The Term Convocation,in the context of a university, it refers to those members of the university community who'when gathered together in a formal meeting' are entitled to have input into aspects of the governance of the university such as voting for members of the governing body or reviewing major decisions, such as changes to statutes.

When the UWA Act was drafted in 1911, it created the Guild to represent the interests of students, and created Convocation to represent the interests of graduates.

What is Convocation
What is Convocation
Through Convocation, graduates have a life-long relationship with the University of Western Australia.All graduates of the University of Western Australia are permanent members of Convocation.
First UWA Graduate
First UWA Graduate
During 2011, we were able to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the University’s legal creation exactly 100 years after the University of Western Australia Act received the Governor’s assent on 16 February 1911.
First Graduation
First Graduation
The first honorary Doctorates of this University were presented at a colourful Inaugural Graduation ceremony conducted at Government House Ballroom one hundred years ago.