My Graduation Day. 13th January, 2011.
I got up at 7 to calmly get myself to look smart and to smell nice for my graduation. I made my way to the university to pick up my gown and to meet my family for early preparations and photos.
As I walked through the Goldsmiths corridors, I began to feel a bit nostalgic, as this university really gave me one of my best years. There’s always a feeling of ambition, innovation and emphasis on students to be themselves. The lecturers were full of knowledge and really made an effort to illustrate it.
As I was about to walk across the stage when my name was announced, I could see my head of course smiling and cheering us on, as we were the MA Brand Development virgins - the first ever class.
I felt so proud as I walked across. As I got to the end of the stage, I couldn’t hide my smile and felt proud of myself, my class and the institution.
Although I was only at Goldsmiths for a year, I really learnt new things and challenged my own values. People were so interesting and open to sharing their experiences. The classes and essays really made an effort to encourage all students to just let their ideas run free.
I’ll really miss the place, and would be open to do another masters in the future. One thing that will always stick with me is that you have to express your values and to be comfortable to argue for it, but in an open and flexible way. As mentioned during one of the closing speeches - “As soon as you give up on what you stand for, that’s the day you begin to die.”
Anyway - that’s the summary of my masters graduation. I’ve attached a pic of me from yesterday morning, where I look awkward.
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- achrayes said: Stef! This was such a beautiful post! You’ll have to explore Goldsmiths with me when I go :) CONGRATS BOY!
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