I got so caught up in celebrating my degree result that I forgot to actually tell you guys. So, I’m very proud to announce that on Tuesday 12th July I graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in History!!! Here’s me on my special day:
It was a really lovely day. First of all I collected my gown and mortarboard and went to get my professional photographs taken. I haven’t actually seen them properly yet as I have to wait for them to be uploaded online, but perhaps I’ll show them to you once they’re available. The photographers also offered the option of a family photograph, so that was quite nice as we don’t often take photographs all together!
We then went off to have lunch in the University’s restaurant, where we had a glass of prosecco to celebrate, a lovely beef dish and assorted desserts. It was really convenient to be able to eat a nice meal on campus and at £16.50 a head it wasn’t too expensive!
Next it was to De Montfort Hall where the ceremony took place, luckily it’s only a short walk from campus! It’s unbelievable how nervous I was considering all I had to do was walk across the stage and shake the Chancellor’s hand, but I was thinking about how ridiculous I would look if I fell over. Luckily I managed to get to the over side and down the steps without looking like a fool!
Unfortunately, because my housemates were on a different course to me, we weren’t able to get a graduation photo all together – perhaps we’ll have to create something with photoshop! I was able to see them graduate though, as the University live stream each graduation ceremony. So that was a small consolation.
Good luck to everyone graduating today and tomorrow!