Sunday, 13 July 2014

The Sunday Post: Graduation Photo Album


That's it, University has officially come to a close and graduation has come and gone. After all of that worrying and anxiousness it actually wasn't that bad. The air con was not working as had previously been stated in an email, but thankfully the ceilings in the auditorium were high enough to get the air circulating so it wasn't claustrophobic. 

It was nice to see all of my friends again and have a good catch up, but it went by so fast! It feels like I wasn't even there. We had to get to the University to pick up the tickets and gowns for 8am, something my parents were not particularly pleased about as they both enjoy a good lie in. We had to stand in a lot of queues for a long time, but eventually everything was sorted, pictures were taken and off we went. In true University of South Wales style, the tickets were sent to the venue instead of the Uni so the ceremony was delayed by 45 minutes, but everything was over fairly quickly. 

Afterwards I raced back to my campus to throw my robes back to the hire people, it was so hot on the day and that teamed with a big heavy robe and no air con made me hotter than I have ever been in my life! I saw people casually strolling around Cardiff still in their cap and gowns hours after the ceremony, I don't know how they managed it, I think I would've died if I'd had to stay in it any longer. 

We were in one of the posher hotels in Cardiff for the two nights we stayed and I have to say the complimentary use of the Jacuzzi was very much welcomed. We had a really amazing meal at the Yard in the Brewery in Cardiff city centre after the ceremony, they had the best chips I have ever tasted in my life! Then later on I met up with two of my friends for some catch up drinks whilst our families chilled out in their hotels. 

I don't think it's really hit me that it's all over yet, I still feel like Uni isn't really fully over. I suppose my brain just doesn't want to think of the vast expanse of unknown life I have in front of me. That's all for now though, I did it, it was fun and now it's all over and it's onwards and upwards from here! 





6 comments:

  1. I boiled to death in my gown too! Glad you had a good day though :)

    Congratulations x x

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    1. haha they need air holes or something! Thank you! x

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  2. Congratulations on your graduation! I thought I recognised the gowns and then I realised that they were USW, that's where I go (although I've only just finished my first year). Small world :) xx

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    1. Oh cool! What course are you doing? We were the first students to graduate in the new colours! :D xx

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    2. Creative & Professional Writing :) that's cool! xx

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  3. Great post! Looks like a lovely day!

    Emma x
    BEAUTY AND RAGS

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