My sister-in-law graduated from the University of New England, Armidale.

Being that she was a correspondence student, she had only visited the campus virtually. So, the first time this graduate saw her university, was the day she graduated from that university.

I tried to capture the unconventional nature of her tertiary experience.

Yes, she graduated as part of a larger group. But her experience of the university had been uniquely solitary. She was both a part of something, and detached from everything.