That’s right people. This girl finally graduated. After 3 years of hard work, moving up North and staying up all night to finish assignments I have finally walked across the stage and got my degree.
Everyone says that the 3 years will go by so fast and they are 100% right. I honestly don’t feel grown up enough to have a degree let alone a full-time job and bills to pay.
When I first applied to university to do journalism a lot of people asked me why and back then I had no idea why I chose to do the course. I just had to pick something and I enjoyed writing so journalism was what I went with.
I didn’t have the best GCSE’s and A Levels so I doubted very much I was even going to get in. In fact my A Level grades shouldn’t have gotten me into university but they took me on anyway.
Despite begging my parents to come and get me after two hours of dropping me off on my first day, I stuck it out and now I can proudly say that I have a First Class BA Honours in Journalism!
I also got the double whammy shock of being awarded the Journalism Student of the Year award for excellence in participation and leadership. Luckily my best friend (Abi) spotted my name on the awards list, otherwise I would have been very confused when it was my turn to get up on stage – Would have been a v. funny photo op though.
University for me had its ups and downs like most things in life but graduating and seeing my friends and family made it all worth while.
I have a lot of people to thank for making my university years as amazing as they were. From my parents for supporting me, my boyfriend for letting me rant and vent my frustration with work to him and my friends for giving me memories to look back on.
Now it’s time to say goodbye to the education train and hello to the career rollercoaster. Wish me luck because I’m going to need it.
© Emmi Bowles