Graduation Day

It has been an amazing 3 years, but I have finally graduated from the University of Southampton with a 2:1 degree in BA History. I still remember my first day in Freshers, when I arrived to halls, ill and so nervous about who I would meet and what the next few years of my life would be like. To say I met some great people would be an understatement.

I think the best way to describe graduation day would be slightly stressful and relieving once it’s over. I started off by collecting my gown and hat, and had the standard family photos.

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And due to my parents’ awful abilities to take nice photos this is the best one we got…

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I think I spent most of my day being extremely nervous about tripping my way down the stairs, or making a fool of myself in front of everyone. Luckily Andy fixed my gown just before the ceremony!

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But luckily for me, the ceremony went perfectly as planned, there was no awkward tripping and I managed to make it through with hat, cloak and dignity still in tact.

After the ceremony (which I was quite relieved was over) I got a chance to have some pictures with history friends, who I’ve known since first year.

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But the biggest surprise of the whole day was my boyfriend coming all the way from Canterbury to surprise me and see me on my graduation. What a cutie. (and very sneaky work from the parents)

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And I couldn’t go the whole day without the standard champagne pic…

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And the standard hat throwing…

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It has been the most amazing 3 years, and I would encourage anyone even think about going to uni to absolutely do it! It was the best decision I ever made and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

All the way back to September 2012.

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To graduation.

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