Thursday, 21 July 2011


I'm now officially a graduate of the University of Sussex with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies!

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The day went by pretty quickly, and even the graduation ceremony itself wasn't as long as I'd expected it to be. The chancellor of my university is Sanjeev Bhaskar (of Goodness Gracious Me and Kumars at No. 42 fame), so I got to shake his hand as I collected my degree. The speech he gave was rather good - sentimental, but with the right level of humour.

I was sad for a lot of the day, though, because almost all of my friends graduated last year, which meant that there was no one cheering for me as I walked across the stage, and I didn't know anyone from the other subjects who were graduating. Last year, I'd have known so many people, whether they were friends or I'd just met them drunkenly back in the first year. It felt really bittersweet. I guess that's what I get for going and having an amazing time in Colorado for a year!

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The weather was a little miserable all day, but even though it was just starting to rain we managed to get a couple of nice photos in the Pavilion Gardens. It was probably just as well that it wasn't too warm - that gown was pure polyester!



  1. Congratulations! Do you have any plans or anything lined up now that you're done? I too am a recent graduate; my ceremony was a month ago. It was very bittersweet indeed.

  2. Congratulations! :) I'll be graduating too in a couple of months since I'm in my last semester of post grad studies. Like you, most of my friends have graduated already too. I'm a semester latem you see.
    Again, congratulations and good luck in this new chapter of your life!


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  5. Congratulations! I'll graduate a year after my friends as well. :( But hey, at least you're finished now!


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