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29 July 2016

Lets Celebrate

29 July 2016
On Monday 25th July I officially graduated university with a 2:1 BA (Hons) in Media and Communications. I can’t quite believe how fast the past three years have gone, and walking across the stage at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall to shake hands and accept my degree seemed somewhat strange. Although the three years spent studying at Birmingham City University were tough, tiring and involved one hell of a lot of work, they have been some of the funniest years of my education, and I’m glad it’s the university I chose to study at. Yes it wasn’t perfect, and there were modules that seemed a waste of time; but the skills I have learnt and some of the experiences I’ve had have been amazing, and I wouldn’t have gotten to experience them otherwise.

I got the spend three days working with the BBC on the set of Doctors, go on shoots with an amazing Birmingham/London based video/animation production company (Nicemonster), work in Cheltenham for a week with Shadowplay and get my work published on several websites (including Birmingham Eastside and Cool as Birmingham). As well as this I have worked as a runner with the BBC Asian Network, and got to help teach and educated young high school children in the workings of radio broadcasting. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have gotten to do such amazing things had I have chosen somewhere else to study, and ultimately, the skills and passions developed through my degree have landed me my current job position (which I love)!

I know it’s cliché to say that things have to fall apart to make way for better things…. But I really believe that statement is true. If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll recall I wrote about my experience with anxiety and how it prevented me from going to study at University College Falmouth back in 2012. At the time, this wasn’t at all what I had planned, and not going to University the same year as all my friends seemed somewhat daunting. However, it led to me waiting another year and attending Birmingham City instead, which subsequently led to all the amazing experiences mentioned above and the meeting of some incredible friends (including the wonderful Levinia from

So on Monday, I stood there in my dress, gown and graduation cap surrounded by family and the lifelong friends I have made, celebrating our success and toasting our futures.
And it was truly fantastic.

Here's to the future!

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