It finally happened.
Last week I graduated with a First from the University of Leicester!
My family flew over from Italy to attend the ceremony, and luckily I was able to get a ticket for my sister too! The ceremony itself was great. We were in De Montfort Hall, where graduations take place every year. It’s a really nice theatre, and everything was set up for the event, including an organ! The ceremony was brief but very sweet. It felt somewhat solemn, and the Vice Chancellor and the guest speakers kept reminding us of the importance of achieving this milestone. I felt really proud. 🙂
Then of course it was time for pictures! After finding my family (guests and graduands use different entrances/exits) I grabbed my friends and went to Victoria Park. It was slightly less busy there, so we spent a good amount of time throwing our hats in the air!
We even took a slow motion video, it looks badass. 😉
After that we attended the reception in the marquee in front of the library, with food, drinks and some lecturers walking around. That’s where I worked last year, and I got kind of nostalgic seeing all the new ambassadors at work.
Right now I am just really proud about my degree, and at the same time already sad at the prospect of leaving the wonderful environment of the University of Leicester.
I have so much to thank it for!
Congrats to all the graduates!