After three long years of blood, sweat and tears I can now say I am a graduate! This week I graduated from Buckinghamshire New University with a 2.1 degree in Music and Live Events Management. The past three years have been a worldwide of emotions and looking back I’ve really enjoyed myself.
Three years ago, when I was filling out my UCAS application I had the vaguest idea of what I wanted for a career. I chose to pursue something music related as I loved music and going to gigs. Interestingly, my first choice university was not Bucks it was LIPA. Unfortunately, I did not get in but in hindsight going to Bucks was probably the best thing to happen.
I have made some friends for life at university and somehow become closer to my friends at home as well. In the past three years, I have made many memories with this group of friends that I will cherish forever. However, I have also learnt that despite going to university some people still have a lot of growing up to do.
I will forever be thankfully to my university and my lecturers for giving me some many opportunities such as working in Norway and at the Royal Albert Hall. I feel like my course has provided me with wide range knowledge and skill sets that I will take forward into my future careers. Despite all of this getting a job after university is proving somewhat difficult but that is for another blog post.
I think I have grown up massively during my time at university; I was forced to rely on myself as I was four hours from home. Yes, I still called home from time to time with questions about food, shopping and washing but it wasn’t like someone could come and sort out the problem for me. I may miss the university itself but I very much doubt I will miss the town in which my university was based. Thank you Bucks for the past three years, it has been a wild ride.
P.S if you are interested my dissertation was about YouTube Celebrity Culture (and yes, I am no longer obsessed with YouTube as I was before I started the whole thing).