It’s official, after several years of bloody hard work I officially graduated at 3pm on the 24th July 2014 with a First Class Honours degree in English Literature.
It was a hell of a lot of hard work for me to get there, and I was fortunate to have my lovely Nana and Granddad (Mary and Morgan) there, as well as a hoard of friends from both my degree and my adventures in Student Guiding to share the moment.
Whilst I was absolutely gutted that my parents were unable to attend (my Dad had surgery less than 24 hours before the ceremony and my Mum couldn’t afford the travel over here), they both got to watch the live stream that my university have going, which was great! If you want to watch it, the link is here, but skip ahead to 5h30mins:
The opening speech demonstrates one of the core reasons that I came to Edge Hill University, it wasn’t just the course and the location that sold it to me, but the history that intertwines with a fight against austerity and displayed in the green and heliotrope (purple) of our colours.
Just call me Katie Louise Frazer BA (Hons), onwards and upwards!