Thursday, 23 July 2015

Graduation and a PhD!

Southampton Graduation 2015 susu gown hat ceremony Nevena
Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! On Tuesday I finally graduated! These past three years have gone soo quickly! I know everyone says it but the years just fly by! And to add to the good news I've also been offered a PhD! So I'll be starting that in October which is extremely exciting :)

Southampton Graduation 2015 susu gown hat ceremony Nevena
I'm not going to lie, I've been a bit nervous about it :') I think my main worry was falling over on stage as I wanted to wear heels XD #shortgirlproblems but it's okay I didn't, although my brother said that I was the slowest person to walk across the stage as I took baby steps, I think he's exxagerating XD 

Southampton Graduation 2015 susu gown hat ceremony Nevena
The day went by quite quickly, my ceremony was at 10:45 and we had to be seated half an hour before, collect gowns and tickets and find somewhere to park. We initially decided to leave at 7am (sooo early!) but by the time I got ready it was 7:30 XD Although there was no traffic on the motorway as we were heading away from London so we arrived and were parked by around 9am :) This left us plenty of time to take photos and get my gown etc :)

 
Southampton Graduation 2015 susu gown hat ceremony Nevena
The gowns were really weird! They just kept falling backwards but you got used to it, and the hats felt strange on too XD Luckily our ceremony was quite short and I think it roughly took an hour which is really nice as I think 2-3 hours is too long XD We got seated in alphabetic order and then our row would be told to stand up and make our way downstairs to walk on stage. When we walked up we didn't shake hands with the Pro-Chancellor but instead we put our hands together as if in a prayer and she placed her hands over ours and said a few words. She was actually really lovely and had a mini conversation which was really sweet and unexpected! She said like congratulations and asked whether we enjoyed our time at Uni and what we had planned next which was lovely. Afterwards we walked off stage and made our way back to our seats :)

Southampton Graduation 2015 susu gown hat ceremony Nevena 
After the ceremony there was a drinks reception in a marquee with drinks and finger foods for graduates and their guests which was nice as by then we were all hungry and thirsty XD So we had some nibbles and took some more photos including the classic hat throwing ones :)

 
I wanted to wear a white dress, as I thought it was something simple and that it would go nicely. But when you're looking for something particular you can never find it anywhere! Luckily I came across this textured, white skater dress in the Zara sale for £16 which is a bargain and it was really nice quality :) I then wanted some sandals to go with them, like the strappy heeled sandals that everyone has but I couldn't find hardly any in my size as they were all in the sale and then ones I did find were too big :( My fault for having tiny feet! In the end I wore some dusty pink shoes that I already own from Peacocks even though they're a little bit big but it went nicely :)

Southampton Graduation 2015 susu gown hat ceremony Nevena
Southampton Graduation 2015 susu gown hat ceremony Nevena

So all in all that was my graduation! It was a lovely day and it was really nice to see all my friends that were graduating and even some that are staying on to do a Masters came to say hello :) I'm happy that I've graduated and I'm excited to spend my next three years doing a PhD :)


83 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your achievement, and for being offered a place for further studies. Those photos are very nice and all the best with your future plans. Greetings!

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  2. Congrats! That is so exciting!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    1. Thank you Melanie, I'm very excited! :) xx

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  3. What a huge accomplishment -- congrats! What will you be doing your PhD in? :)

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    1. Thank you! It's looking at Vitamin D supplementation, bone health and osteoporosis :) xx

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  4. Congratulations on your graduation! I was really nervous about mine last year, same problem with the heels, I wanted to dress up but terrified of tripping over! All went well in he end though :) good luck with your PHD! x

    Miss Imogen Smith

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    1. Thank you! I know I think it's every girls fear haha! But yes luckily it's fine in the end :) xx

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  5. Congratulations dear! Great photos

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  6. Wow, congratulations! You look so beautiful in that white dress.

    Tara x

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  7. Congratulations dear!

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  8. Congratulations, you look amazing! <3

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  9. Congratulations!! Lovely white dress You were wearing. Best luck in your phD, you will enjoy it :)
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    1. Thank you! I hope it goes well :) xx

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  10. Aww congratulations!! You look beatiful and I love your dress :) Wishing you the best of luck with your future endeavors <3

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  11. Congratulation!! You look so happy and beautiful, the dress is cute and suits you good!
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  12. Congrats! So beautiful shots!
    Have a nice evening!
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    1. Thank you Natallia! Have a lovely evening! :) xx

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  13. Amazing photos! Congratulations!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  14. Congrats...you look lovely! so cool you're doing a PhD next!

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    1. Thank you Ivana! I know it's so exciting! :) xx

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  15. Congrats lovely! Loving the dress. Congrats on the PhD too! What are you doing it in?? xxx
    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. Thank you Jasmin! It's looking at Vitamin D supplementation, bone health and osteoporosis :) xx

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  16. Congratulations! This is such a great achievement! Good luck with getting your PhD ^-^

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  17. Congratulations! What an awesome life accomplishment.

    Amy Ann
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  18. You look so pretty ! Congratulations on graduating and being offered PhD. :-)
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  19. Congratulations Nev! You look so pretty on your big day. I'm proud of you. Good Luck on your next journey :)

    Have a nice day! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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    1. Thank you Shaira! Fingers crossed the next stage goes well! Have a lovely day! :) xoxo

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  20. Congratulations!!!
    I wish you all the best <3

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  22. Congrats! What a wonderful day, what an amazing accomplishment!

    God bless,
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  23. Congrats dear!! You looked amazing!

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  24. Congrats, babe!

    U look amazing !

    xxx


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  25. Congrats!! You look fabulous, hope the PhD goes well :)

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  26. Congratulations, also for the PhD placement!

    Have a nice day,
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    1. Thank you Kati! Have a lovely day :) xx

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  27. A huge congratulations, Nevena, it's well-deserved! Also, well done for being offered a phd placement come October, you must be so excited :) These are really lovely photos - you were lucky with the weather!

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    1. Thank you Gabrielle! I'm very excited but also nervous! :) I know it was raining on previous days but luckily it was lovely for us! :) xx

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  28. Hello,

    Congrats ! :D
    So amazing !

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  29. Congrats on graduating and congrats on the PhD - that's amazing! You look beautiful in the photos. x

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  30. I love your white dress! you look so chic and stunning!
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    1. Thank you Kelsey, that's so lovely of you! :) xx

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  31. It is a great place to relax, without doubt! :D

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  32. bravo Nevena! Svaka cast! Steta sto mi nemamo takve kapice ^^
    slike su savrsene!
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  33. Congratulation to you pretty.
    Your a beauty and a brainy.
    I hope all works well in your PHD.
    Goodluck and aim high :)

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    1. Thank you Zarrah for such lovely words! I hope it all goes well too! :) xx

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  34. Congratulations! You look beautiful in white dress :-)

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  35. Congratulations - also for your looks, you look perfect in this dress <3
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  36. Congratulations ;)
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  37. Many congratulations on both your PhD and your graduation. What is the PhD in specifically? That looks like UCL graduation hood! Is it? Your dress is beautiful too. You look so stylish.x

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    1. Thank you Kezzie! The PhD will be looking at Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy, bone health and osteoporosis :) No it's actually from University of Southampton! Thank you lovely :) xx

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  38. congrats Nevena...you can do it!

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  39. Congratulations!!! And good luck for the future!! You looked gorgeous, your dress is lovely! x

    Sarah x
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  40. Congratulations Nevena! I'm so happy for you! I understand that short girl problem also. You're so lovely in that dress.

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