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The Graduate

Monday 22 July 2013
Friday 19th July, I became The Graduate

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4 long and turbulent years had led to this day. A single moment, where I would walk across a stage in front of friends and family, to shake the hand of the chancellor and officially become Laura Hyatt BSc Hons.

I can honestly say I have never felt so proud. It has been a long road doing my degree, with moments of struggle, and moments of sheer pain like the run up to exams, and dissertation deadline. However I honestly feel like my life is on a high right now. I have a graduate job lined up in London staying in September and I’ll be moving out into the big bad world on my own- and I cannot wait! 


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It was a little sad that I couldn’t graduate with a lot of my friends, but my university is a collegiate system, and so you graduate with your college rather than course, however both friends and family were out in full force. 

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My parents were so sweet and bought me a mortar board Pandora Charm for my bracelet to commemorate the day. My bracelet it what I call my memory bracelet. It only has charms on it that represent something, like a trainer to represent completing the Great North Run, or my London Bus charm to signify my year living in London. 

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Of course we had to attempt the hat tossing. I wasn’t too good at this, let me tell you!

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Throughout the day there was so many photo opportunities, I felt rather like a celebrity with the paparazzi.


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Just to lower the tone of the day, my dad just had to try on my gown and board, insisting he was a PhD student! Talk about overshadowing my day! Huh!

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The day ceremony itself is rather a short thing, a shake of a man’s hand and it’s done! However without going all deep, I did feel like this was it. The big moment of my life. I will never forget my time at university, and it is true what they say- it really is life changing. I couldn’t have been more proud of how far I have come on Friday. I wasn’t proud though that I needed an EXTRA LARGE mortar board hat! How big is my head?! I’ll just keep telling myself it’s to put my big brain in (!)

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  1. These pictures are beautiful and you look like you had a fantastic day.
    My graduation was last year and I would love to relive that day again.

    Well done on graduating, it's such a massive achievement! :) x

    1. Thank you so much, and belated congratulations to you too! x

  2. big congratulations! you should be so proud of your achievements. you looked beautiful, and i love the photos of your sweet dad! x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

    1. Thank you. I know my dad is such a joker sometimes... OK alot of the time! x

  3. Its a big accomplishments congratulations you should pat yourself on the back. Best of luck in your new job.

  4. aww congratulations. hope you had a wonderful day xx

  5. Congratulations it looks like it was a fabulous and proud day for all - and your dad looks great fun!


  6. Congratulations! I did a combined course so when I graduated last week, I didn't really know anyone either which is a shame! Looks like you had a lovely day though and congrats on getting a graduate job already too! xx

  7. You look stunning, congratulations! I went to my brothers graduation and he didnt know anyone either haha!

    Hopefully see you soon babe:) I loved the photos of your dad dressing up haha, what a legend!
    As if you're moving to London, CONGRATSSS GIRL!
    Love Em xx


    1. Thanks chick. Yes, we must make that date!
      I know, I am really really excited to move to the big smoke. :) x

  8. Congratulations!!!Great photos!Your blog is lovely!!!! Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin' ? xxx
    Gleaming Spire * Bloglovin'

  9. congratulations! that's so exciting!

  10. congratulations! you look amazing lovely! thank you for commenting on my blog, I am following you now, :) xx


  11. Congratulations! You looked gorgeous on your big day!

    xx Kait | ChickadeeSays | ChickadeeSays Bloglovin

  12. Congratulations!!!! You look stunning.

    she goes wear


  13. Aww congrats!!

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  14. Congrats once again gorgeous. It was so warm in the gowns on Friday though!

  15. aw you looked so gorge, congrats, this has made me all excited for mine in jan :)


  16. Ahh congratulations :) You look lovely!
    Amy xx
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

  17. Congratulations! You look so pretty in these photos!

    xo, Delightful Sunflower

  18. Congrats on the graduation and the job in London!
    + omg, the pictures of your dad are the best! Love it when parents do the silliest of things on important days...like a photo bomber...but for events!...

    Aww you look so pretty.
    I graduate next year, I'm excited and scared.
    I don't want University to be over.
    (That's why I thought i'd do a PGCE and stay another year ;) hahaha)

    Kelly || DayDreamsDaisyChains.com

  20. Well done you! I do have to say though those pics of your Dad are fab! x