I Graduated from University!

I did it! I graduated from university last week and I have to admit I’m pretty proud of myself. For anyone who didn’t know, I’ve been at university for the last three years studying for my BA in Fine Art. And last week I finally graduated! It was so lovely returning to my university for a few days of celebrating and relaxing. I feel like every single time I’ve travelled down to university in the past with my family it was always super stressful, as I’d either be moving in or out of my accommodation. So it was amazing to just visit for fun.

Graduation Day

When it came to the ceremony I was so lucky for a few different reasons. The first being the weather. The original weather forecast for the day was rain throughout. But when it came to the actual day there was only a light drizzle early in the morning before glorious weather for the rest of the day. I had a 12pm ceremony (the perfect time!) which meant I had time to get ready in the morning and would be done by lunchtime. The 12pm start didn’t stop me from having to power walk to the campus out of fear of being late though. Of course I was overthinking everything and actually had plenty of time once I got there!

I arrived on campus and picked up my guest tickets while my parents finished getting ready and then headed over to get my robes. After getting my gown and mortarboard (which, shockingly I didn’t look as horrific as anticipated in) I met up with my parents to give them their tickets and take a few quick pictures.

 

The Ceremony

Luckily, the actual ceremony didn’t drag out anywhere near as long as I thought it would. In fact, it only last about 45 minutes altogether. I don’t think I’d ever been so stressed to walk up 4 steps as I was when my name was called out. Thankfully there weren’t any trip ups or falls and I made it through without embarrassing myself (hurray!).

Once the ceremony finished I headed outside to, you guessed it, have a little graduation photoshoot. It had to be done! Shortly followed by a glass of white wine and a sit down with the family as we all basked in the glorious sun.

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Altogether it was a pretty amazing day. One that I’ll definitely remember forever. I graduated and I’ve got the pictures to prove it haha!

Have any of you graduated this summer? How did it go? Let me know in the comments! Are any of you currently studying an arts degree? Feel free to drop me a message on Twitter or send me an email via my contact page if there’s anything you’d like to know about studying Fine Art!

Female Original

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22 Comments

  1. Macey
    July 27, 2019

    Congratulations on graduating!! You look so stunning, and I’m so happy for you πŸ™‚ I’m currently studying to get my Bachelor’s in US History, and I’m scheduled to graduate in 2021. I hope my pics come out as good as yours πŸ˜‰

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 6, 2019

      Thank you so much! Oooh exciting – I hope you’re enjoying it x

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  2. Kat
    July 27, 2019

    Congratulations on your graduation! It’s such an exciting time! I love your dress! I remember being super nervous when I graduated, but the girl sitting next to me had an ula lole necklace so we smacked on chocolates throughout the ceremony to stop our nerves!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 27, 2019

      Thank you so much! I was definitely nervous about tripping up the stairs haha x

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  3. Congratulations on graduating!! It’s definitely an achievement and a milestone πŸ™‚

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 30, 2019

      Thank you so much! x

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  4. Josefine Malmquist
    July 28, 2019

    Congratulations on your graduation! Must feel very good now that you are done! ??

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 30, 2019

      Definitely! Thank you so much x

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  5. S.S. Mitchell
    July 28, 2019

    It really can be a nerve wracking day for some but you look really relaxed in that lovely dress. The weather looks just right as well- I remember my makeup sliding down my face on my graduation day. Meanwhile you look as cool as a cucumber! Congratulations on your graduation!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 28, 2019

      Haha I’m glad I looked relaxed in the photos – in reality I was absolutely sweltering in my cap and gown! Thank you so much πŸ™‚ x

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  6. Asher
    July 28, 2019

    Congratulations! You look amazing! Well done x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 29, 2019

      Thank you Asher! X

      Reply
  7. Manon
    July 29, 2019

    Congratulations on your graduation!
    I never got a graduation ceremony as I was living in Sydney at the time, which I had one though, I feel like I missed out.

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 5, 2019

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ Aw that’s such a shame! x

      Reply
  8. Jess
    July 29, 2019

    Congratulations on your graduation! So happy for you sweetie! You have the amazing dress ? love it

    Jess

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 29, 2019

      Thank you so much Jess! It was such a lovely day x

      Reply
  9. Bekki
    July 30, 2019

    Congrats on the graduation! What an exciting time – so much to look forward to. Also, I love your photos! You look so carefree and beaut! I felt too awkward at my graduation so have about two photographs, which I majorly regret!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 31, 2019

      Thank you so much! After not falling up or down the stairs during the ceremony I was definitely a bit more chilled for the photos haha x

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  10. Kayleigh Zara
    July 30, 2019

    Congratulations on your graduation, I absolutely love your dress and shoes combination you look lovely x

    Kayleigh Zara ? http://www.kayleighzaraa.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 31, 2019

      Thank you so much! I can’t wait to wear it throughout the summer πŸ™‚ x

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  11. Lauren
    September 11, 2019

    Congratulations on graduating! What an awesome achievement! Your dress looks so pretty on you! Thank you for sharing xxx

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 12, 2019

      Aw thank you so much! It was such a lovely day x

      Reply

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