Sunday, 31 March 2013

My Graduation Day!

I've decided to dedicate this blog on my graduation day for my BA Honours degree in Humanities with English Language!  The graduation ceremony took place on 15th March 2013 and is one of the most important days of my life.  What it a journey it has been! Six years of distance learning part time with the Open University.  Holding a degree will open up opportunities which had been previously closed to me.

Anyway, I'll share my day.  The day began the night before after I had seen 'The Mousetrap' at The Leeds Grand, my parents picked me up and we drove to our hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.  We stayed in the Montpellier Quarter, one of the oldest quarters in the town centre.

The following morning, my parents took me to Betty's for breakfast.  We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the presentation and quality are exceptional.  It isn't a cheap experience but worth it for a special occasion.  We returned to the hotel to get ready for the graduation ceremony.  After checking out we walked a short distance to the Harrogate International Centre where I registered and got adorned in my gown.

The ceremony was good even if it was a bit long winded for over 300 graduates to be congratulated by one of the Vice Chancellors.  Professor Ronald Carter received an honorary degree.  This was of interest to me because I studied quite a lot of his works on the development and creativity of the English Language in my final modules.  I had the honour of meeting him in person after the ceremony.

After refreshments we made our way home with an impromptu stop at a local restaurant for some dinner.  We reflected what an amazing day it has been and definitely I'm very happy and proud!  I look forward to planning my next life journeys when I'm ready!

With Mum & Dad
With Professor Carter

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing Dawn. What a fantastic achievement.