Graduation Day at Greenwich

So, just to fill you in, it was my graduation on Monday! I finished my course and got my results and everything back in the summer (I’ve already moved on to my post grad) but the official ceremony was saved until last week. Although it may seem late, I quite liked it that way because it gave me something to look forward to!


I graduated from the University of Greenwich with a first class degree in Primary Education. The course, the uni and me had it’s ups and downs but I couldn’t have been prouder sitting in the chapel in my hat and gown with my friends ready to receive our official awards. Getting a degree is no mean feat and everyone who does should be super proud of there acheivements.

It was a lovely, if a little chilly, Autumn day and as graduates of the Uni of Greenwich we are lucky enough to have our ceremony in the Old Royal Naval Chapel. This stunning building has been the backdrop for many films and is extremely iconic, so I was chuffed to have it as the background for my graduation photographs.


Now, the important stuff, what did I wear?? Well, I got in a bit of tizz. It was difficult – I’ve got so many dresses but I wanted something on the formal side for this occasion. Although not too formal. And something that wouldn’t look silly with a mortar board and black gown! Tricky. In the end I decided on my prom dress. Yes you heard me right, my prom dress from when I was 16 years old (I’m now 25) which hasn’t seen the light of day for 9 years! I was really proud that it fitted me after all these years! I think it was just the right mix of formal and casual for the day.


Of course, my parents came up to watch me graduate. They are very proud and I couldn’t havnt done it without them. They have supported me throughout my entire education and have always been there. I owe them a lot. My glamourous Gran also made the trip. It meant so much to me that she could be there as she’s a huge inspiration to me. My brother, uncle, Pauls mum and dad and of course Paul himself were all there watching the ceremony from a screen cheering me on. It’s lovely to feel loved.


I’m so pleased to graduate and I have really enjoyed my time at the University of Greenwich, made wonderful friends and loved living in this exciting part of London. I can’t wait to see what the next chapter of my journey will bring!

Have you graduated recently or is it something you are looking forward to in the future?

14 Comments

    • Jessica Emily November 2, 2016 / 8:23 pm

      Awh thank you so much lovely ☺️ and thanks for reading x

  1. Kayleigh Zara November 2, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Congrats girl on graduating! You look lovely and I adore the dress x

  2. Hannah November 2, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    Congratulations on graduating! Good luck with your post grad! Lovely photos 🙂

    Hannah | alongsidehannah.blogspot.co.uk

    • Jessica Emily November 2, 2016 / 8:58 pm

      Ah thank you! It’s hard work but enjoying it so far ☺️ thanks for reading x

  3. Lisa November 2, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    Congratulations!!! I loved seeing all your photos pop up on instagram, the Old Royal Naval College looks so beautiful. You looked amazing too, can’t believe that’s your old prom dress!!

    Lisa | http://www.fairlyrosy.com
    x

    • Jessica Emily November 2, 2016 / 8:59 pm

      Ahh thanks lovely! Hehe I never thought I’d wear it again I must admit! But pleased I did. Thanks for commenting x

  4. notsomousybrown November 2, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    Congratulations on graduating, you looked lovely! x

    Amy | notsomousybrown.com

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