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My Graduation - for those of you who wanted to see pictures!

post #1 of 22
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I know it was quite a while ago, but I just got my photo delivered from Graduation and remembered that some of you asked to see photos!

It was actually a lot better than I had thought and it was a fun day after all! Although it was a little obscure and did feel like I had stepped into a scene of Harry Potter!

Here you go then!

Bridgewater Hall where the ceremony took place!


Me, going to shake hands with the Official (I can't remember her title! )
I was a little disappointed that we didn't get to carry a scroll off stage though - she didn't even switch the side of our tassles!



Me, Mum and Sister!


Me, Mum and Dad!


....and finally my graduation picture! (sorry if it's not too good, my scanner lens is a bit dirty!)
post #2 of 22
Very nice-so what is your degree and what are your plans??????/
post #3 of 22
Wow, congratulations!! Great pictures, I bet your mum has already framed the last one!
post #4 of 22
Wonderful pictures Sarah. What a great day - your mum and dad must have been so proud.

We don't switch the side of tassels here in the UK - that's a US thing. From what I remember of the etiquette here - the fact that you are entitled to wear the mortarboard shows that you are a graduate here. Before you graduate you are only entitled to wear the gown.
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by GailC
Very nice-so what is your degree and what are your plans??????/
Thank you, Gail!

My degree is BA (Hons) Interactive Arts (a multi-diciplinary art course)

I am presently working on getting some more exposure for my work and starting my own business to sell my work and cat condos! I'm getting really excited about the future!

Purity, mu Mum hasn't seen the last one yet! She's in Canada, so it'll be a nice surprise for when she gets home! She already has a place for it next to my sister's!

Beth, all the people around me at the ceremony told me that they were supposed to switch the sides of the tassels! I thought I didn't remember it happening at my sisters - but then again, they received a rolled up piece of paper to take from the stage!

You were right, though, Beth - it was really well worth going!
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by flisssweetpea
We don't switch the side of tassels here in the UK - that's a US thing. From what I remember of the etiquette here - the fact that you are entitled to wear the mortarboard shows that you are a graduate here. Before you graduate you are only entitled to wear the gown.
I didn't realise that! I suppose it's like some of the public schools where they have to wear gowns for the general school day?!
post #7 of 22
I'm so glad you enjoyed your day - it really is special.

Not everywhere gives a scroll either - our students receive their certificate in a presentation wallet. If a scroll is given it's usually something symbolic and the certificate preserved unrolled. They normally get a "mock scroll" to hold for the official photograph which is what I expect happene for you too.
post #8 of 22
Very nice. What an elegant hall! Congrats on graduating!
post #9 of 22
you look so cute in those pics!
you must feel free from school now!

so are you thinking of selling your cat trees out of the uk??
post #10 of 22
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Beth, we used a plastic tube for the photograph! I expected paper, at least!

Becky, thank you! The hall is wonderful, isn't it?!
post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by fwan
you look so cute in those pics!
you must feel free from school now!

so are you thinking of selling your cat trees out of the uk??
I's great to be out of it - it was about time I was able to completely spread my wings!

I will be, yes! I've got a lot of working out to do before then though, but are more than welcome to one of the prototypes when they're finished! You and Teuf can review it for me!
post #12 of 22
oh how lovely!
i keep on missing out on these small cat tree sales so teufel is still stuck with his broken cat tree.
Let me know when you start your business
are you going to open a LTD business too?
post #13 of 22
Yay!!! look at you Sarah!, smart as a dart or what!!

I bet thats proudly on display at your mums now is it?!
post #14 of 22
ohh you look so pretty! very nice pics
post #15 of 22
LOVE the pics Sarah! Belated congrats!!
post #16 of 22
Great Pics Sarah!
Very Very Congratulations for this Goal Reached!!
Mom And Dad must be proud about her lovely Daugther!
Many returns Chick!
post #17 of 22
You are such a cutie, Sar
Congrats on the degree and on continued successes...
You must be so proud of yourself
post #18 of 22
Great pics, Sarah! and Congratulations!
post #19 of 22
Great pics, Sarah!!!! Congrats again!!!
post #20 of 22
Congratulations Sarah! Nice pictures!
post #21 of 22
Congratulations!! Beautiful place to hold the ceremony!!
post #22 of 22
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Fwan, I'll certainly let you know when I'm up an running! You'll be first in line for a tree!
No, i'm not going for LTD, I'm just going to stick with my TM at the moment!

Thank you, Susan, Nicky, Susie, Rigel, Loveysmummy, Fran, Chris, Sam and Meagan! I really am proud of myself! It was pretty tough for a while, but I made it in the end!

My Mum will be so happy when she gets back from Canada to see my Graduation pictures and video! Then it will be straight onto that wall!

Meagan, it is a beautiful hall - and it's right next to part of the canal! It is in one of the more 'done up' areas of the city!
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