12 Nov 2012


Graduation was two weeks' ago now, but I have only just got round to writing about it! I thought I'd share some snippets of the happy day. Attending graduation meant that I checked off one of my '101 things in 1001 days' things-to-do and because of that, it links in with my own Happiness Challenge - something I am in the process of setting up for 2013.

Before I show you some of the pictures taken, I just want to say that I opted not to wear heels as I was more scared of falling over than anything (and plus, I'm quite tall anyway without heels so I'd stick out like a sore thumb) and I opted not to buy a new dress. I know graduation is meant to be special, but I wanted a dress with buttons and big pockets - and it turned out that I had one in my possession. It's a dress from NW3 by Hobbs and has a silk/button detail top with a wool mix skirt. It's essentially a 2-in-1 dress and I love it. It was comfy, not too short and also smart enough for graduation!

Without further ado, here are some pictures which depict the day :)

Firstly, inside the Royal Albert Hall. Can you believe that the night before, they held the premiere for the new James Bond film there?

They said 'no flash photography' was allowed inside but that did little to deter proud parents and graduands alike. I took this on my phone and the flash didn't go off, so technically, I didn't break any rules ;) Sorry it's a bit blurred but I must say that I'm quite impressed with the camera on the iPhone 5!

The stage where the red seats are were where we had to go up when our names were called. There was quite a few hundred students graduating in the same ceremony as me. We were the first ceremony - the Faculty of Natural Sciences. Engineering was to follow at 2pm and Medicine at 5:30pm.

Sorry about the quality! This was taken on my phone.

I was sat next to a good friend so it made the ceremony more bearable. 

On each of our seats was one of these:

And inside, there was a list of all graduands across all ceremonies. This was the two-page spread where my name featured... do you think you can find it?

Of course not. The print is too small! Here is where my name is:

Afterwards, I took some pictures with friends and family. I picked my two favourites (out of about a hundred, possibly!). This is myself and my sister:

And myself and one of my closest friends:

All in all, I had a fantastic day. Before graduation, I wasn't too bothered about it. I saw it as a pointless ceremony that would have been a waste of time but seeing how happy my parents, friends, sister and other people were made me realise that it was the total opposite. It was a worthwhile experience and I will remember that day as possibly the best one in my life so far.


  1. congratulation on your graduation! I love all of your pictures here, I'm going to graduate next year, so when I saw your pics make me imagine what my graduation will be :)

    1. Thank you! Hehe, graduation will be the best memory of your life so far, you'll love it! It's a totally different atmosphere to university as everyone's celebrating and in good spirits (one of my grumpiest friends was actually quite chirpy lol!) x

  2. Congratulations, Angela, so happy for you! :) And you're so cute! :) xx

  3. Congratulations on your graduation, Angela. I hope it's been the first of many happy celebration days to come in your professional and personal life.