Our wonderful graduates have rallied together to provide you with some of their tips for enjoying your graduation day to the max. This lot have been through graduation and come out the other side, and they have some words of wisdom for you.
You only get to graduate once* so you might as well make the most of it (*well, unless you're doing your Masters, PhD, or more undergrad courses. You're welcome to stay as long as you like!)
- Graduation the most rewarding day of your whole degree! Make sure you reflect on your experience and achievements. You realise how much you have grown and developed since your first day of university. Strut across that stage and remind yourself how successful you are. The world is now your oyster, never stop dreaming big! - Amy Grant
- Make the most of the day - the ceremony may only be a few hours but its a great opportunity to spend quality time with those around you, make those lasting memories but most importantly to cherish every moment! - Georgia Downs
- Take your time walking across the stage, don't rush because you're nervous. All your family and friends want to see you and you only get your minute! - Bethany Walker
- Bring lots of hair grips and safety pins!! (Sophie and Annabelle)
- Think about how your gown will work with your dress, it's easier with shirts than dresses. - Karen Alred
- Take as many photos as you can with as many people who helped you along the way – it will help you to remember your graduation, but also all of the amazing wonderful people you have met who you might not see again for many years, particularly as you never know where life will take you next!- Amy Carpenter
- Believe in yourself, trust that you will find your way, work at carving out your profession and execute that ambition and creativity and have vision, perseverance and promote education. - Angela Wright
- My advice is to just go for it. Too many times I hesitated because of that inner voice saying ‘but I don’t have experience...I’ve never done that before...what if I’m not good’ the truth is you have to START. There is no such thing as one path and your journey is unique. Don’t compare yourself or your journey to someone else’s. - Emily Strickland
Do you have some tips for students graduating this year? Comment below!