University: I Graduated!

Just a quick post from me today – it seems that the past six months have finally caught up with me and I’ve now succumbed to the illness that’s been threatening for weeks. Yep, less than 48 hours after graduating my throat felt like I’d been swallowing razor blades, and I decided bed was the best option. Not great when I still had W’s graduation to get through, though I must admit it’s quite nice to be ill whilst at home with someone to look after me!

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On Monday I finally and officially ended four long years of hard work. I walked along a stage, shook a hand and collected my degree certificate. Perhaps a bit of an anticlimax, but I loved every minute and *waits for applause* I didn’t fall over! I loved seeing my friends and coursemates all dressed up, throwing our hats in the air, and giggling as the more difficult names were stumbled over during the ceremony. I loved chatting to my lecturers, informing them I finally had a job lined up, thanking them for all the advice they gave over the last few years. I loved making my parents, sister and fiance proud, seeing their faces as I walked by in the cathedral. I loved the Ed’s Diner pancakes I had for breakfast, and the Belgian Waffle I ate at 10pm instead of dinner. And of course, I loved my final Pork & Co roll the day after.

 photo IMG_2070_zpsslbvkq9c.jpgIt was such a lovely way to end my time at Kent University, and whilst I can’t quite believe it’s over, I’m now super excited for the next step!

Have you graduated recently? How was your day?

  • I love your dress – that was a great buy! I’m so excited for my graduation on Wednesday, although I feel like it will all be over too soon.
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

    • ninegrandstudent

      Thank you – it was definitely over far too quickly! x

  • ConGRADulations Chloe! You look absolutely beautiful πŸ™‚ My time hop tells me it is two years ago today since I graduated, how crazy is that?! It was one of the best days, I will always remember losing my hat as I walked across the stage haha, oopsie! Immy x

    • ninegrandstudent

      Eeek, thank you! And whoops – I know I scowled as they pronounced my surname wrongly! x

  • Lucie Elizabeth

    CONGRATULATIONS! You look beautiful and you should be so proud of all you’ve achieved! Sorry to hear you’re sick (Im also sick with the razor blade throat and cold!)…hopefully you’ll feel better in no time and be able to celebrate soon! Sending love and positive vibes your way!

    • ninegrandstudent

      Thank you so much -and hope your are feeling better by now! x

  • Congratulations! And I love your outfit! I hope you’re starting to feel better today. Onwards and upwards!
    Lx | life, et cetera

    • ninegrandstudent

      Thank you! x

  • Hannah

    Congratulations! I graduated from Bristol last week and it was such a lovely day… So nice to see all my friends again and leave with that all-important piece of paper! I even won a bottle of champagne from the alumni team which made it all the sweeter! I made iced biscuits in the shape of mortarboards to celebrate (you can check them out at if you’re interested) even though we didn’t get to wear them (mortarboards, not biscuits). Bristol is weird.
    But anyway, nice to see you’re part of the Bumpkin Betty Baking Club too! I’ve not baked anything to a theme in a while but that was what brought me here to your blog πŸ™‚

    • ninegrandstudent

      Thank you – and congrats on graduating too! The biscuits look great! x

  • I think I said it already but if not, CONGATULATIONS!! xx

    • ninegrandstudent

      Thank you Leanne! x

  • ninegrandstudent

    Thank you so much! x