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A Few Thoughts From a #WarwickGrad

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
Film and TV Studies, Disability
Find out more about me Contact Ellie

Hello everyone,

I hope that you’re all ok! 

Today I want to talk about how it feels to finally be a #WarwickGrad. I can’t believe my undergraduate degree is over!

I have graduated from the university with a 2:1 degree in Film Studies. When I initially started my degree, I had my heart set on graduating with a 1st. After all, this is what my older sister got, so why couldn’t I? With this I’m mind, you’d think that I’d be disappointed by my final classification.

To my own surprise, this actually wasn’t the case. I am extremely proud of my achievements, especially as they were achieved against the background of a pandemic. More than this, I am extremely proud of how I managed with my Cerebral Palsy during the course of my degree.

As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, when I started university, I made the decision to receive no physical support. Considering that I’d had 1:1 physical support for the duration of my educational career up until this point, this was a big deal. I made that decision for a variety of reasons. Whilst I wouldn’t change it, it didn’t come without its challenges. I often came home exhausted, but my blossoming independence made it worth it.

My time on the course also left me with a sense of belonging that I’d never felt before. I suddenly felt as though I’d found my tribe. I know that sounds extremely cheesy, but it’s 100% true. I say this all the time, but the Film and Television Studies department truly does feel like one big family. 

There is a tight knit feeling to the place that I have yet to experience anywhere else. On this note, that probably explains why I’ve applied for (and happily received a place on) the Film Studies Masters degree staring in October. I’ve always said that I’d happily do my undergraduate all over again, so I guess that this is just an extension of that!

I’m sad that my time as a Warwick undergraduate is over, not least because it means that the majority of my peers are moving on to pastures new. They definitely helped to make my experience as wonderful as it was and I can’t wait to see what they all do next.

Those of you who are also #WarwickGrads, don’t forget to share your favourite memories in the comments below!

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
Film and TV Studies, Disability
Find out more about me Contact Ellie

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