Hey y’all. In the last few weeks I’ve seen mobs of people all in their graduation gear wandering around Uni. It’s scary to think that this will be me in a few months as my third year enters its entering its last stages.
Recently I visited some friends in Kent and the droves and droves of people that were there to see their loved ones collect their scrolls was frightening. Frightening in the sense that it means so much to the parents of the students as well as the student themselves. I guess this could add pressure to get a good degree but I think that seeing loved ones gain such an important qualification, whatever the grade, is emotional and significant no matter how ridiculous the graduation costume looks.
This leads me on to the worrying process of trying to work out where I stand in terms of marks and grades. My third year counts for 60% of the overall mark for my degree with the second year only counting for 40%. The dissertation actually comes as a welcoming assignment as it counts for 2 modules in the final year. So in Layman’s terms; if you nail your dissertation you’re laughing.
I literally have no idea what I’m going to do after uni… Yet. There’s lots of career routes that I want to pursue but like a lot of my friends I want a break from education and work in general. I’ve got a couple of holidays lined up and a music festival or two which is dragging me through these last few emotional months at uni.