Graduation day and life after uni

This week, Tehseen Bibi, who graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Sociology last year and has gone onto to our postgrad PGCEMP course, talks about her experiences of the graduation ceremony and beyond…

Ever wondered what it would feel like to graduate? Well, we all want to celebrate this kind of achievement in our lives. I’ve gone and done it and clearly graduation day has got to be the most special day of my life. Going into university feeling all proud and then the moment you wear your graduation gown and hat is incredible. When the ceremony started, I was feeling very nervous to go up on stage, as you all would do, but I knew I just had to do it, hoping I don’t fall on stage. The things us girls worry about the most is falling over whilst walking across the stage to get your degree in your new Dolce and Gabbana heels. How embarrassing would that be? But luckily everything runs perfectly and you collect that degree you have been working so hard for.

Once you get your degree, the next question is ‘What am I going to do next?’ This can be the hardest or easiest decision ever. For me, it was really tough. I didn’t enjoy any of the jobs that I was applying for. Sometimes, I wanted to be a counsellor and other times I wanted to be a teacher. I was really confused. So, I saw this opportunity to join the Postgraduate Certificate in Employability and Entrepreneurship course which I have now joined. By joining this course, I am able to explore myself and be certain about my career path knowing how I will get there.

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