Years of hard work, exam cramming and sacrifices will pay off for more than 1,000 University of Newcastle students when they graduate at ceremonies at the Callaghan campus today and tomorrow.

The Great Hall will come alive for five faculty ceremonies beginning with Health, Business and Law and Engineering and Built Environment on Thursday. Students from the Faculty of Science and Information Technology and Faculty of Education and Arts will don their caps and gowns on Friday.

Forty-two students will receive a PhD and 11 will collect a Professional Doctorate.

A highlight of the October graduation ceremonies will be an honorary degree being awarded to former student, psychology academic and Chancellor, Professor Trevor Waring AM.

Who’s graduating?

139 Faculty of Health

383 Faculty of Business and Law

90 Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

174 Faculty of Science and IT

219 Faculty of Education and Arts

Today’s graduates:

The University of Newcastle graduates – Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

The University of Newcastle graduates – Faculty of Business and Law

The University of Newcastle graduates – Faculty of Health

Want to know the occasional speakers for each ceremony? Click here . Miss all the action? Check out the photos here.