I DID IT!
I graduated! 2.1 in Business and Management from Aberystwyth.
(It definitely didn’t take me three years to be able to spell Aberystwyth correctly first time)
I loved every second of university. It’s made me the person I am now and have connected me to the most fantastic group of friends I could ever wish for.
10 minutes before this photo was taken, Henry’s mum came up to us and said
“Please make sure you get a photo of him with the certificate, just so when he loses it, there is proof he received it” – Glorious.
It was unbelievably hot day, those gowns are a LOT warmer than they look so all of us were melting before we even walked into the ceremony (Thank god I had my professional photos done beforehand). A 2 hour long ceremony in a great hall in those gowns was not fun, but worth it in the end.
^^ This photo took so long to capture. 4 cameras and 4 attempts and here we are :’)
About 3 seconds after this was captured. Henry’s cap was making a bee line for my face.
The fear was real.
But on a more serious note. This was the best day of my life. It put the last three years of hard work, tears and a possibly unhealthy amount of alcohol into perspective.
^She’s my best friend. She’s super clever^
Thanks guys. It’s been the greatest.
**Que the Song ‘The Greatest Show’ from the Greatest Showman **
I’m completely and utterly lost. Not geographically. Just where I am in life and what I want to do. In less than a week I will have finished my degree. This will be the first time since I was 3 that I won’t be in some form of education.
I have no idea what it’s like, being out side of the education system, not having summers off and preparing for the following September to start over again. Not spending every Christmas and Easter revising hard to pass whichever exams I have coming up next.
I’m the youngest of three children in my family and both of my siblings had a plan for their life after university, one wanted to qualify as a solicitor and the other knew they wanted to be in a marketing job. I have no idea what I want to do. Should I? Is that expected of me? To finish my degree and instantly know what I want to do?
I’ll find a job or career that I will want to do eventually but I think it’s just gonna take some time to work that out. For now, I’m just gonna roll with the punches and see what happens.
A crazy stupid drunk weekend but so much fun! A couple weekends back 28 teams of 10 girls from the uni competed against each other in loads of sports over a 3 day period.
Its stupid. Its fun. Its ALWAYS really really cold.
MY team were created all through one friend of ours, so we were a mix of swimmers, sprinters, cross country champions and broken humans (myself). And we were perfectly named.. TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD!
Yes.. we did win best team name. We won a massive bottle of champagne. Was glorious.
The final event was the Mystery Event, which is running around the Uni field doing an obstacle course. But its a slightly disgusting obstacle course.You start by eating what was referred to as a ‘Trifle’ but it was vile and caused us all (myself especially) to vomit. A lot. At least it wasn’t in my system! Then there was a lot of carrying team members around, carrying boiled eggs in bras and being covered in questionable substances by officer training guys. It was grim. Yet so much fun.
There were so many mudslides and crawling in mud and stupid challenges.
This was the final mudslide to finish the event, it was a 15m mudslide and as we were one of the last teams to go, it was SUPER muddy as it had been churned up loads already.
Somehow, our mismatched team managed to tank the challenge and came 2nd in the Mystery event! Beating all the incredibly competitive teams, only losing to one team (who won overall). At the aftermath that evening, all the rugby girls cheered for our team as we were doing so well! Especially as we had started the final day of competition as 25th out of 28th and finished the weekend in 8th position!
It was such an amazing weekend and I don’t think I could’ve spent it with better people! SO thank you so much girls!