There has, in particular, been a shift from demonstrating knowledge of theorems and techniques on the page of a book or verbally in a clubroom to signalling such knowledge indirectly by receiving a prize, such as a wrangler position in the Mathematical Tripos, or by receiving a testamur
from an elite North American doctoral program.
Over the course of the past 12 months I have submitted to AHPRA (the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) all documents requested with my application for nursing registration, except my testamur
. However, as I have not had my graduation ceremony for my undergraduate studies, my university has advised that they cannot provide me with the testamur
Open Learning Tasks for this article were provided by Sherran Milton and Mr Ken Ali, MSc(Card), BSc(MPPM), Testamur