Monday, 25 June 2012


Last week, I graduated from the University of Dundee with my MA in English.  Graduating alongside me was Tetley, as well as many of my closest friends, all friends I've made over my amazing time at university.  I can genuinely say that the past four years have been the best years of my life, and while I'm returning to Dundee Uni after summer to do my Masters, I still feel sad that this stage of the experience has come to an end.  Before I get too emotional and embarass myself any further, I'll shut up and share a few pictures from the past week!

Wearing my fancy robes outside the Caird Hall.  It was windy but the sun came out which was unexpected!

Tetley looked pretty dapper in his suit and bowtie.

Being badasses with our degrees after the ceremony.

We all collected our robes the day before the ceremony, so that night we had a movie night where we watched Harry Potter with our robes on - living the dream!  Laura made these awesome graduation-themed cupcakes, the recipe is here on her blog if you'd like to give it a go.

On Saturday, we had our graduation ball at Dundee's student union.  Like most major events at the Union, they really went all out - the party was 12 hours long with a different event on every floor of the building and even more going on in marquees outside, they even got some funfair rides for us!  Coincidentially all the friends who met at my flat beforehand were super coordinated, Laura said that we looked like we were doing a promotional shot for a sitcom...

Tetley won me this snake at the fair and I felt it went well with Ben's jungle tie.

Possibly the most ridiculously crazy looking photo of me that currently exists...

...or perhaps it's this one from the dodgems!  Apparently I was a very violent and angry driver, not that you can tell here.

The Union had hired a lot of bands to play, including Newton Faulkner as the headline act.  We ended up missing him and all the other bands though as we were having too much fun going between the funfair, the bar in the ceilidh tent, and the headphone disco marquee!

One of the channels at the headphone disco was playing a lot of cheesy and angsty music from our teens, hence these questionable poses...

After this point my photos disintegrate into drunken nonsense, so I'll probably leave it here...  I really did have such a fantastic night though, I wish we could graduate more often!

Hope everyone else had a lovely weekend. :)



  1. These photos are awesome! I can't believe you had a graduation ball party! We only got a complimentary glass of champagne at our graduation (which I'm sure the fees covered!) lucky thing x

    1. At least you got free champagne - the ball was awesome but the tickets were pretty expensive!

  2. Congratulations on your graduation, your ball dress is absolutely stunning!

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done