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Universities celebrating success

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OPINION: On my first day working at a university, I was horrified to learn I would have to sit on a stage for hours watching hundreds of students graduate.

I remembered the excruciatingly boring graduation I had inflicted on my proud parents who travelled to Waikato to watch my brief victory walk across the stage.

At the time, I was grateful the ceremony was run in alphabetical order so after the 'Cs' I could slip into an upright snooze following my brief moment in the spotlight.

Fast forward over 30 years and I pondered slipping a sharp object into my pocket to regularly jab myself awake as I sat on the stage facing proud parents and their high achieving offspring.

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I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Getting front row seats at a graduation........

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