Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Officially a Master

Newcastle University MRes Faculty

Last night was the ceremony for my Master's degree. Todd and I headed up to Newcastle University for the 5pm ceremony on a very cold night. It was nice to be a part of the official ceremony, which included the other MRes and Doctoral Students.

Before the ceremony

It was a short ceremony that included a portion of Katy Perry's Firework "Maybe you're reason why all your doors are closed so you could open one that leads you to the perfect road" sung by a classmate of mine during his closing speech.  Todd was allocated a seat in the very front row so he was able to capture my very quick moment of being hooded and shaking the hand of the vice-chancellor. It also meant no surfing the internet on his phone while waiting through the other 150+ names! Sorry Todd!

My moment to shine

I also received my degree last night. I was a little disappointed to find that it was printed in portrait. There is something about landscape that makes it feel really official. Is that silly? It is a thick paper and is officially watermarked so no complaint from me, but portrait?

My degree

After the ceremony, Todd and I headed back to Durham and out for dessert to celebrate with some friends. Overall, a great day with a yummy cherry pie finish!

Officially a Master

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