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RoeGraduation

by Liam Pitts
11 August 2015

I’ve recently graduated with a Bachelors degree in Journalism. And after three years of blood, sweat and tears it has come to an end and I am still unsure of what to make of the whole situation. Going from study nights in the library, endless hours of group work and forcing every ounce of effort into my work to doing absolutely nothing is the most surreal feeling ever.

This time in 2012, if you’d have told me that I would be graduating with a degree in Journalism, I seriously wouldn’t have believed you! (I’d originally applied to do English Literature), but I am happy to say that I now have those letters after my name: BA Hons.

Liam - graduation

My friends and I celebrating our graduation at Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank

The University experience is absolutely inexplicable. No matter how confident you think you are or how well you think you could cope with meeting (and living with) new people, nothing could possibly prepare you for the emotional rollercoaster that encapsulates you over the course of the three years. I considered myself to be quite outgoing but that first day was totally nerve wracking.

They say that the years you spend at University are the best years of your life and I, for one, agree. It has been the craziest, happiest, saddest and best time ever that has made me a better person than I was before. I have had to live with people I don’t know, adapt to living without my parents, wake myself up for 9am lectures, set myself targets to reach deadlines and everything else in between.

They also say that the friends you make at University are ones for life. There hasn’t been a truer word said! I am extremely grateful to have spent my time with the best group of people that I could have asked for. They have been there for me (as I have for them), provided a shoulder to cry on, been the voice of reason and also that niggling voice in your head that persuades you to go out even though you have a deadline and a 9am lecture in the morning.

Liam fashion blog

From a recent blog post – I’ve been
working with Primark to promote
their menswear collection.

What’s next for me? I started a menswear fashion blog whilst I was at uni so I’m continuing to do and absolutely love it. I’ve done so many exciting projects such as writing for Noctis Magazine for fashion week, attended a style event with Marks and Spencers where I created wedding inspired menswear looks and I’ve also worked with House of Fraser to create my own lookbook of outfits worthy of the red carpet. It’s been really exciting and I love being able to combine my journalism degree with my passion for fashion.

You can check out my blog here to see what else I’ve been up to and don’t forget to leave comments – I’d love to hear what you think.

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