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Graduation Memories: Rhianna Briars

20 July 2013

Miss Rhianna Briars, BSc Biomedical Sciences, Class of 2010

Graduation was a fantastic way to mark three years of hard work paying off. It gave me an opportunity to celebrate with friends and family, course-mates, and lecturers. The cap and gown and ceremony are full of such tradition and fill you with a sense of pride in your achievement and excitement at the years to come as a graduate. There’s a lovely and emotional moment in the ceremony where you give a round of applause to family and friends who have helped get you to that point. When you’ve studied hard to get your degree and you and your family have spent lots of money to get you through three years, it’s nice to have a day that is yours to celebrate and also to show your appreciation to those that got you there. And make your mum and dad really proud as well!!

Be excited as you look forward to the ‘real world’; remember that, although times are hard and the job market can be difficult, there will be something out there for you. Know that the hard work never stops and keep in mind the aims and ambitions that got you too and through university. Keep hold of the friends who meant so much to you through university even as you all go your separate ways.”