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Class Of 2023

Class of 2023. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing the memorable moments of my graduation, which took place on Tuesday 3rd, October 2023. As a member of the Class of 2023, 2023 represents a crucial milestone in my educational path. After years of hard work and devotion, I am happy to share my experiences and comments on my Higher National Diploma (HND) graduation in Administration and IT.

Class Of 2023

I did it, everyone! Yes, I did it!! I officially graduated with a Grade B of Hgher National Diploma at the North East Scotland College!!! It has been an incredibly long journey!! If you don’t know, I have been on this journey since 2017, when my daughter was three years old. Successfully passed through the first year (2018), second year (2019), Got a job ( 2019) Covid hit (2020), Returned to college ( 2021- 2022), Graduated with Higher National Certificate – HNC (2022),  Now Graduated with HND (Higher National Diploma. The journey has been incredible.

The Choice to Study HND

Before we get into the specifics of my graduation, let’s return to when I decided to pursue an HND in Administration and Information Technology. This program’s attraction stemmed from its optimal balance of business acumen and information technology, making it an ideal fit for my future goals. Getting accepted into the programme was an easy task. Transcripts, letters of recommendation, and an interview were all required. It was a difficult choice, but it set the tone for the intellectual rigour.

Getting Around The Course

The HND course was organised into five core areas that gave students a comprehensive understanding of administration and information technology. Project Management, Personal Development, Office Management, and other topics were covered.

Act of Balance

Juggling coursework was quite a challenge. It required meticulous planning and discipline to balance lectures, assessments, projects and personal life. Late-night study sessions and early-morning lectures became a routine. Although challenging, it taught me the importance of time management and dedication. Technical challenges were inevitable in IT courses, which taught me how to troubleshoot and problem-solve efficiently. But all the hard work paid off, thanks to the invaluable advice and mentoring from professors. They shared their firsthand knowledge, providing practical insights that went beyond textbooks.

Memorable Occasions

During my Higher National Diploma (HND) adventure, I had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people and make new friendships. One of the most enjoyable aspects of my experience was working on group projects and studying with other students. We were all working towards a common goal, and the support we gave each other helped us to achieve success.  The experience not only helped me to learn and grow, but it also formed long-lasting connections with my fellow students. Even after the course had ended, we stayed in touch, catching up on each other’s lives and careers. I truly believe that the friendships I made along the way were one of the highlights of my HND adventure.

The Graduation Ceremony

The HND graduation ceremony marked the end of my academic journey. Wearing the traditional cap and gown and walking across the stage was an unforgettable experience that will stay with me forever. The presence of my family and friends made the day even more unique, as their unwavering support had been my motivation throughout. Graduating in Administration and IT in the Class of 2023 was a turning point. It equipped me with the necessary skills and knowledge for my career and taught me the values of persistence and commitment. As I step into the professional world, I will always carry the lessons and experiences from this fantastic journey.

What’s Next?

Pursuing education is a noble and fulfilling endeavour, and I am excited to embark on my university journey soon. However, I understand the importance of taking a step back and assessing my priorities. That is why I have decided to take a year off to reset, focus on my personal growth, and cherish the precious moments with my daughter. As a parent, I realise how quickly children grow up, and making the most of our time with them is essential. I also plan to tackle my debts and work towards financial stability before heading to university. This year off will allow me to prepare myself mentally, emotionally, and financially for the exciting journey ahead.

I hope you enjoyed that.

Talk soon.

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