I am now definitely a graduate!
Yesterday was our degree ceremony and it was so much fun. At first I was a bit tired from the drive up from London and felt a bit overwhelmed with everything going on but once we got to De Montfort Hall, I relaxed and began to really enjoy myself. Did get faceache by the end of the day though with the millions of photos my parents were taking!
The ceremony itself was spectacular, very formal and traditional. We had a speech from the Vice- Chancellor and honorary awards were given to a couple of people for their exceptional work in the community or Leicester, many who have connections to the University. When it was time for myself and all my coursemates to go up on stage and shake the Vice-Chancellor’s hand it all happened very fast and before you knew it myself and all my classmates were official graduates.
We finished the day with a psychology reception and more photos, many which included the standard throwing your hat up in the air pose! Today I will be going out for dinner with my family to celebrate finishing in a more personal way and then on Saturday we will be heading off to Croatia for two weeks, very excited!
So sadly, this is my last blogpost. Alice, who also studies psychology, will be taking over from me from here on out and so a big hello to her:)
Thanks to everyone who has read these posts over the last couple of years. I have had so many incredible experiences during my time at Leicester and am very sad to now be finished. To all of you starting soon- jealous!!
Nevertheless, it does also feel like it is right to move onto the next stage of life and progress further towards a career in psychology.
Take care, Joanna