The students, who donned academic gowns and mortarboards for the event at Matthew Flinders Theatre, heard inspirational speeches from Cameron Grant and Rita Chahoud, who completed the course and went on to undergraduate study at Flinders.
Jane Habner from the Transition Office MC’d the event, while FSP Co-ordinator, Dr Michael X. Savvas, also from the Transition Office, congratulated students and handed them their certificates.
Mr Grant, who made the transition from the Army to undergraduate study through the FSP, said it had given him all the tools he needed to succeed at Flinders.
“I really can’t stress enough how fantastic this course was for me,” he said. “It taught everything from basic grammar, all the way to statistics.
“During this time, the lectures taught a remarkably broad, but also thorough, set of academic skills.”
After the FSP, Mr Grant began a Psychology degree and then switched to his true passion: Disability and Developmental Education.
The inspirational ceremony left students, their families and teaching staff visibly moved.
Applications for 2017 entry into the FSP are now open.
Follow the link for more information: http://study.flinders.edu.au/pathways/foundation-studies/.