Had the most amazing day on Tuesday (10th July 2018), i officially graduated from the University of Westminster. After three years of hard work i am proud to say i have graduated with a 2:1 BSc Honours in Human and Medical Science. A beautiful venue like Royal Festival Hall is the perfect place to don my hat and gown, and celebrate all the hard work. My course has always been a small cohort. We began with about 33 people, from different cultures and ages. By final year we had halved in numbers; by graduation, 7 of us were successful. Those numbers show you just how hard university can be.
Attending your own graduation is a grand affair; i don’t think my parents or i fully appreciated how revered the process is until we arrived. Putting on my hat and gown brought my mum to tears; being the first in the family to gain a degree. I never really understood how special the ceremony was until i saw the procession, the symbolism in the gowns and the formality, it made it all the more special.
I was worried about my walk across stage, the longer i stood waiting backstage the more i convinced myself i was going to trip whilst walking. I was wearing some new shoes i love, but they are on the high side for me; and after two weeks in work boots, i was in no way used to heel walking.
My walk was successful, now i have to walk onwards into the next step. Not everyone knows what they are going to do next; I’m fortunate that i know the plan, I’ve been working hard for a long time to achieve this. You have to keep following me in the blog to find out what I’m going to be up to and how my life evolves and grows.