The title of this blog post is now also my title!
Yes, last night I accepted my degree and officially graduated with a 2:1. I now have an Open Degree from the Open University, hence the repetition above. It’s taken me a long time to get to this point, and the only thing left to go wrong would be not receiving my diploma in the post. (I’m not bothering with a degree ceremony because it feels like a waste of money to me – I know I’m a bit weird though.)
It feels very strange to be completely finished. To be honest, I was expecting to feel worse about not getting a First, but it’s not something I’m too fussed about. I can’t go back in time to get better results and I’ve done well enough to not be too disadvantaged when applying for jobs or future study. Even though I enjoy learning and studying, I felt a bit stuck in a state of perpetual studenthood. Now I can move on to exciting new things (hopefully – I have to admit I doubt anyone will actually want to employ me!).
I’ve had so much support from so many people along the way and consider myself very lucky to have been able to get my degree. Now it’s time to join the real world at last…