Looks like this chapter of my life is officially closed. At this moment in time I’ve completed the Interdisciplinary/Natural Science course and graduated! (*pops open imaginary champagne bottle*) My graduation ceremony was on the 15th July 2016 and it was such a wonderful occasion; definitely a highlight of my life. Years of work and commitment all led up to this point and I am humbled, relieved and overjoyed to say I graduated as a Master of Science with first class honours. During the ceremony there were a number of great speeches and a very impactful one by Sir Godfrey Palmer, Professor Emeritus in the School of Life Sciences at Heriot-Watt University and alumni of the University of Leicester. The message I took away from his life and speech is that hard work will be rewarded and it is important to share those rewards with your local community, to give back in other words. Now that I’ve graduated, I am excited and eager to undergo a new journey but that begs the dreaded question… what next? I do have my heart set on a PhD and I intend to start one either this year or the next. To that effect, I have and will be applying to universities all across the United Kingdom including Leicester! Furthermore, due to the breath of science covered and skills developed during the course there are a large range of jobs I could apply too. These jobs can include non-scientific positions which benefit from the transferrable skills developed on the course; however, I would ideally like to make sure that I remain in science in some form or another. Nevertheless, I’m postponing this thought process until after a short but well-deserved rest. Congratulations to all my fellow course mates who have also graduated and thank you to all those that helped me reach this point.
Graduating Class of the Masters Course 2016