Hi all, this will be my last blog post for the University of Leicester, because I’m not a student, anymore — I’m a graduate! In this article, I’ll write a bit about my graduation, what it means to me, and some of my thoughts for the future.
My graduation was one of the proudest days of my life. When I cast my mind back to when I first started my degree, I remember wondering whether I’d made the right decision to come to Leicester, whether I’d chosen the right course and how well I’d fit in.
Since then, I’ve come a long way. I can say in earnest that Leicester was the best option for me. It wasn’t always easy, and there were highs as well as some lows. But I know that I always rose to the challenge, I sought to go out of my comfort zone, and I never just rode the waves.
My degree hasn’t given me all of the answers. If anything, it’s made me more aware of what I don’t know. But it has given me the tools, discipline and confidence to learn effectively as well as a capacity to question everything.
I don’t know exactly what the future holds, but I will always strive to maintain a positive outlook and to do my best. As a reward for my hard work, The University of Leicester has given me a step up in life. Whatever course I set upon, I intend to use this to make the most of my time and to help others.
Thanks to my brilliant lecturers, professors and the staff over the years who have taught me so much, and thanks to my friends and girlfriend who have all made it an unforgettable experience. And I am grateful for my family who have supported me all the way. Last of all, thanks to my readers. I hope that the experiences and thoughts that I’ve shared have managed to help inform some people and maybe even entertain.
I don’t like goodbyes, so I’ll say ‘See you later, Leicester!’
You can find out more about what current Management students get up to by following Manal’s blog.