“You couldn’t have picked a worse a day for it” was something I heard quite a lot on my graduation day. Not that the rain could put a damper (literally) on what was a special day for everyone, but an hour of nice weather would’ve been appreciated. And not since a childhood picture of me in my dad’s blazer has there been such an oversized wardrobe malfunction, but there is defintely something about wearing a cloak that makes think how did they ever go out of fashion!
So amongst the poses for that perfect profile picture and mortarboards flung in the air, I thought I’d look back on what I can share with you in my penultimate blog post for the University.
An unexpected highlight of the day was getting the chance to meet up with all the staff in the Maths department before the ceremony. Not only was it surprising how many of my lecturers actually knew me by name, but having the time to have an informal conversation with them was a great way to round off my time studying Maths here. And I’m sure all the skills and lessons I’ve learnt from them will stay with me into my time after I leave Leicester.
As memorable as the occasion was for me and my family, for all the graduates who were lucky enough to have their families and friends there to share the day with, the recognition of all their hard work is a worthwhile testament to all their years of support. So congratulations to everyone that graduated from Leicester this year!
This is the point in the blog where I would have a video montage of the whole day (if I was actually good enough to make anything like that) but be sure to check out the rest of the graduation blog posts as I know there is some great stuff on there.
And as graduation marks 5 years since I came to Leicester as a 18 year old, its safe to say I’ve done a lot of growing up whilst I’ve been here and without the friends and staff at the University, my experience wouldn’t have been nearly as inspiring and unforgettable. So with 18 years of study finally finished, it’s off into the real world to find an actual adult job…
Yep, I’ll need all the luck I can get!