Graduation is just around the corner, and we’re counting down the days before our ceremonies begin next week. I’ll be graduating from the BA (Hons) English Language course on Monday and I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Since finishing university, I’ve been working in the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO), and I can safely say that the team have a lot planned for us graduates! From receiving some free Hallam merchandise, to entering social media competitions, here are some of the things that you can get involved in during your time at City Hall:
- Post your graduation pictures on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WeAreHallam to receive a FREE photo print from us. Collect downstairs at City Hall
- Pick up our Snapchat Geofilter at City Hall and Barkers Pool
- Get your hands on some free Graduation 2018 merchandise
- Enter our Facebook competitions to win fantastic prizes, worth £300!
- Find out about what it means to be an alumni and what support is available to you after graduating
The DARO team will be based in the City Hall’s ballroom, and you’ll be able to find us by spotting the giant inflatable Hallam ‘H’ that you can take your celebratory photos with – make sure to come and say hello!
We hope you all have a memorable day. Roll on graduation fortnight 😊
Everything is finally complete – what a feeling! A feeling I’m sure many of you are getting now that the assignments and exams are getting
further and further behind you, and now that your results are coming through.
Last week I received my final results for my third year, and therefore the results for my entire degree! Finishing with a 1st overall, needless to say, I am overjoyed. Fingers crossed, a lot of you guys are too.
It’s definitely a relief after three years of hard work, stress and, let’s be real, tears – plus it means we can have a well-deserved rest.
This period of my university experience is certainly an odd one, and while I’m planning on going into a masters in September, with many of my friends sticking around in Sheffield too, the end of my degree has perhaps not sunk in as much as it should have.
I know a lot of you will now be feeling a mixture of emotions: relief and happiness, but also loss and sadness over your university experience coming to an end. Remember the cliché: don’t be sad that it’s over, be happy that it happened, because, for me at least, university is what has made me independent, allowed me to grow, helped me find new hobbies and opportunities, and given me a range of new friends.
So… it’s time for the next chapter of our lives. For me, this means that actually very little will be changing, as I said, I’m going to
do a masters here at Hallam but I’m looking forward to new adventures in Public Relations (instead of Media which I’ve studied for three years), I’m moving to a slightly different area of the city centre for the next year, and I’m going to be living with a new group of my closest friends.
It’s an exciting time, and while I wait for September to roll around, I’m working with the Events team doing a range of things for different conferences, events and, of course, graduation.
Let us know below how you’re feeling now that your degree is over, and what your plans are for the coming months.
Rachel and The Graduation Office