I got my final University results…
Last Wednesday marked the day we finally all received the degree classifications we would be leaving University with. After finishing our degrees and assessments in the middle of a pandemic, I don’t think anyone really knew what to expect and, as I mentioned in my prior blog post, I was filled with nerves and apprehension.
This was mainly because I knew I would most likely be on the borderline of a 2.1 and a First, especially as my safety net was 68% (2.1), with the safety net being a measure introduced by the University to ensure no one received less than their average during this difficult period. I knew, of course, that it didn’t really matter whether I ended up with a 2.1 or a First, particularly for employers, but part of me was secretly hoping I’d just about manage to push it into the 70’s. After an almost 2 month anxious wait to find out how we’d done, the day had come.
I couldn’t quite believe when I found out I’d received a First, and it still hasn’t suck in yet. I’m honestly over the moon, as I feel as if my hard work has truly paid off now, and I couldn’t be prouder of myself for managing to pull through and still do so well during such a confusing and difficult time for everyone. I was also ecstatic to find out that I’d received a First in my dissertation. After working for months to put together a critical analysis of the media’s portrayal of migrants running up to the EU referendum, it was such a relief to know I’d actually produced a good piece of work. Plus, I couldn’t believe I’d got an 82% in one of my assignments! It’s definitely the most positive note I could possibly be ending my University experience on.
Results day was also such a lovely day for celebrations, and it was fantastic to have everyone together (we all live together don’t you worry) to celebrate together and reminisce on how far we’ve come since we were all bundled together in that 23 person Rootes flat almost 3 years ago now. It really has been quite the journey. And, although it’s not the traditional graduation, I couldn’t have asked for a nicer send-off.
We also popped to campus for one last time to reminisce on our past few years, and visit some of our favourite spots (H block Rootes, obviously). It’s crazy to think that will probably be the last time some of step onto that campus (apart from the inevitable trip back for a POP Wednesday at some point, I’m sure).
Over these past few years, I’ve undoubtedly met my friends for life. I couldn’t ask for anymore than to be graduating from a fantastic University, with the most fantastic friends, and a First in BA Politics and International Studies. It truly has been an unforgettable experience.