Graduation

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

This was my opening statement for my personal statement when I applied for University…and 4 years later here I am with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Events Management 🙂

Brings a tear to my eye 😢…. #endofanera #graduation #werk #eventsmanagement #careerwoman #qmu #bachelorsdegree

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The Queen Margaret University 2014 graduation Ceremony was held on the 1st of July at the Edinburgh Usher Hall. Capture.PNG2  Such an emotional day! Proudest day of my life! In the last 4 years, I managed to juggle being a full time student, have a part time job paying my own way (Miss Independent ;P), help organise around 2 events per year, completed a 6 month paid Internship opportunity, have a social life AND maintained a healthy lifestyle by attending the gym regularly! So you can imagine how over the moon I am all my hard work paid off!

All graduates were to collected our Gowns from 8:30am on the third floor in the Usher Hall. It was so busy outside! There was a band of Scottish Bagpipers which was creating a buzz for everyone. 20140708-223522-81322813.jpg 20140708-223348-81228497.jpg 20140708-223331-81211005.jpg10484777_10202541109029590_8556577625753350228_nThe Ceremony lasted around 2.5hours, we were all allocated seats as certificates were given by order. The Guest speaker at the ceremony was Former BBC International affairs Journalist Kate Adie.

http://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2014/07/honorary-degrees-from-queen-margaret-university/ The Usher Hall had the classic Edinburgh Victorian Heritage signature, I love these timeless buildings!! 20140708-223554-81354346.jpg 20140708-223555-81355658.jpg 20140708-223553-81353013.jpg 20140708-223526-81326856.jpg 20140708-223525-81325540.jpg 20140708-223557-81357009.jpg During the Event, it was great seeing everyone collect there certificates on stage! I wear heals nearly everyday so walking in heals does not scare me…but walking on stage with a full room of around 2,000 people is pretty scary!! The short walk on stage felt like it went on forever! IMG_4058 10376281_10202541120109867_7009953830292454894_nIMG_4061 It was great having my family with me along with my class friends! I took plenty of selfies 😀 We took a few professional photographs which will hopefully be with me within the next few days 🙂 (y)

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The two people I couldn’t of done University without 🙂 Craig and Kirstie 😀

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BA Sultana Malik

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Little big sister 🙂

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The proud mummy bear’s 😀

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My mama and pops 😀

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As Jennifer Lopez once said…”Watch these Red bottoms, And the back of my jeans…..I’m throwing on my Louboutins ” 😀 😀 😀

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cheesy pose with mama

IMG_4081 20140708-223328-81208252.jpg 20140708-223325-81205994.jpg 20140708-223329-81209662.jpg 20140708-223624-81384054.jpg We did it !! Congratulations and Good luck to all new QMU Graduates!! All the best and I hope our paths cross in our industry!

The day couldn’t of went any better with the sun shinning (in Edinburgh we rarely see the sun), got my So Kate 120mm Louboutin on, my beautiful watch from my parents and my sister right behind me!

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Dream to Inspire ❤ ❤

Sultana ❤

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