School of Engineering


UKZN will roll out the red carpet for graduates at the Spring Graduation ceremonies next week.

Hats Off to Our Graduates!

UKZN is pleased to announce that its Spring Graduation ceremonies will be held on the Westville campus on 21 and 22 September.

Known for its joyous and trending Graduation ceremonies, the University will see 1 720 graduands cross the stage, with an impressive 57% being women.

Ms Normah Zondo, Executive Director of Corporate Relations, said the University is thrilled to once again host in-person ceremonies. ‘Graduation ceremonies are a celebration of hard work – the countless hours of studying, learning and research that our graduates put in. They and their loved ones will once again celebrate their achievements as only UKZN can!

‘We look forward to seeing you cross the stage as we welcome you to the community of illustrious alumni of the University,’ she said.

UKZN will confer 981 undergraduate and 739 postgraduate degrees, of which 206 are doctoral degrees. ‘The University is incredibly proud of the achievements of 16 students with disabilities, six of whom completed postgraduate studies,’ said Zondo.

A total of 359 degrees will be conferred in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science; 212 in the College of Health Sciences; 666 in the College of Humanities and 483 in the College of Law and Management Studies.

Among the graduates are 132 international students, 130 of whom will receive postgraduate degrees.

Twenty-seven students will graduate cum laude and four summa cum laude.

Professor David Spurrett of the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics will be awarded a UKZN Fellowship on 21 September at 10 am. Fellowship of the University is awarded to professors or senior professors in recognition of distinguished academic achievement and the production of high-quality scholarly work that demonstrates originality and creativity.

We invite you to celebrate our graduates’ achievements with us on the University’s Facebook and YouTube livestreams and by using the hashtag #UKZNgrad2022.

Words: Raylene Captain-Hasthibeer

Photographs: Supplied (file pics)