Monday, 30 June 2014

Graduation year

Summer 2014 is the period when all final year students will be graduating.  It will be the celebration of a lifetime.  It is going to be a memorable day shared with family and friends celebrating your journey of life so far.  I can’t wait.  I am going to live in the moment. 

I have a good idea as to what will happen on the day and where the graduates and guests can go for the various events throughout the day as I have already worked as an Award Ceremony Steward in the past.  It is going to be a great day where you can say your last goodbyes to some people and remember the good times we all shared together at university.

For all School of Engineering students, the graduation ceremony will be held in Medway at the Rochester Cathedral whereas students studying on other degree courses at the main campus in Greenwich will have their graduation ceremony in the Chapel at the main campus in Greenwich. 

Overall, graduation will be an experience no one will forget.  I definitely won’t forget my graduation as it has been a wait of a lifetime.  I am so happy that this will be my final year of study to obtain what I have been waiting for.  Since I was 4 years old, I’ve said to my parents that I want to go to university to understand more.  I think seeing adults in my life that have already been to university gave me the mind-set to want to go to university.  Perhaps you may think I’m a bit too eager about my graduation but I have already ordered my gown and bought my hat.  The hat will be kept with me throughout as a memory of one of my achievements in life.

I will be telling my grandchildren about it in the future.

I do hope my mum makes or gets me a nice graduation cake.  I’m sure she will because she knows what I like and most of all she knows me.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Back to Work

During the early stages of summer 2014 I will be working again in the Enquiry Unit and amongst the future 2014 Clearing Team whilst looking getting ready for my graduate job and preparing for my graduation and summer holiday.

This will be my last time working at the Enquiry Unit as I will be graduating in July 2014.

Working at the Enquiry Unit will be the same, with the same calm atmosphere but perhaps with a few new faces around.  I will have to wait and see. 

Before getting back to work, I will need to get back into the groove of everything as I have been away from the office for a few months due to my preparation of exams and the amount of project work I had to complete in my final year.

It is going to be a sad day when a lot of us final year students leave the Enquiry Unit and Clearing team to spread our wings.  As I have got a graduate job now, I will be leaving the Enquiry Unit soon and I will not be working in the Clearing team this year.  I am going to miss these jobs because they were so much fun to work in.  I do recommend working in either Enquiry Unit and/or the Clearing team.  I learnt a lot by working there and I was able to gain friends in the office which is always a bonus.  I guess it is almost time to move on now and spread my wings.  I knew working in the Enquiry Unit was not going to last forever as I need to start my career in the IT sector.  Anyway, I will miss everyone but I will not forget anyone. 

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Moving Back Home

What a wonderful three years of living away from home and gaining my independence and developing my maturity.  It has been really great.  Now, I feel like my own woman after having achieved a lot over the past three years of living away from home.  I have not had as much help from my parents when doing things and they have not been waiting on me hand and foot.  It is nice to have that sense of responsibility as it has shown me that I have become more mature and can be responsible as time progresses.

Now back to my blog about moving back home.  It is all great going back home to the parents but having to pack all my stuff from my temporary university accommodation back home is a killer.  Why did no one tell me not to bring half my wardrobe from home to my university accommodation?? Now I am struggling to get everything packed and ready to move out. 

Lucky I have nice friends to help me along the way and of course my mum and dad to help with the transportation of my belongings from my university accommodation back home.

It is not too much to pack now, only a suitcase and another big box left to pack now.  Everything else has been packed in.  A bit of cleaning of the university accommodation will need to be done then I will be complete.

I cannot wait to get back to the house and lay on my big, comfortable bed.  I missed my house and my room so much since I have been away living in my university accommodation. 

Bon Voyage to my university accommodation!!!