This month I graduated from the University of Derby with a 2:1 in BSc Psychology which I am so pleased about! I actually finished University last year in May but Derby hold their graduations in January so it had been a long time coming. My boyfriend Aaron also graduated with me and I’m really proud of him too! Just so you know this is going to be a very photo heavy post so sorry if it takes age to load, I also vlogged parts of the day so you can watch that if interested.

We travelled up to Derby the day before which was a 2 hour drive and we stayed in a hotel for the night. As ours was the first ceremony we had to get up super early to get ready and I have actually filmed a ‘Get Ready With Me’ which you can watch below if you want to!

The graduation was held at the Derby Arena which is a new venue and it doesn’t actually open until March so we were some of the first people to see what it was like inside. As soon as I arrived I registered and then collected my gown before I found where I was sitting which was on the front row so I got to see everything! When it came to my course being called I was super nervous as I was worried I was going to fall over as I walked across the stage and instantly regretted wearing heels, however I didn’t fall (yay!) and it was a great experience receiving my official degree. After the ceremony had finished we took lots of photos and then made our way to the Morley Hays Hotel where we had a celebratory lunch in their restaurant. I opted for a cheese and bacon burger with sweet potato fries and it was so delicious, I wish I could eat another one right now as I’m writing this!
Overall it was an amazing day and such a great experience, definitely a memory I will treasure for the rest of my life and I’m so proud of both me and Aaron.

Rebecca x



    • coco
      22nd January 2015 / 9:22 pm

      Thank you!!

  1. Lenya
    21st January 2015 / 6:46 pm

    Congratulation to both of you!!!!

    • coco
      22nd January 2015 / 9:23 pm

      Thank you! :)

  2. Erin and Katherine
    21st January 2015 / 7:18 pm

    Your skin looks flawless! Great post, and congrats!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

    • coco
      22nd January 2015 / 9:23 pm

      Thank you!!

  3. Annabel B
    21st January 2015 / 11:31 pm

    Can't believe you went to Derby too?! I graduated this year too! Small world or what. I graduated at Buxton in November and it was such a lovely day. But a major congratulations, hope you had the best day possible!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

    • coco
      22nd January 2015 / 9:23 pm

      That's amazing, congratulations to you too!! xx

    • coco
      22nd January 2015 / 9:24 pm

      Thank you! :)

    • coco
      22nd January 2015 / 9:24 pm

      Thanks :)

    • coco
      22nd January 2015 / 9:25 pm

      Thank you so much!! xx

    • coco
      22nd January 2015 / 9:26 pm

      Thank you :)

  4. Hannah Cornish
    22nd January 2015 / 7:38 pm

    Congratulations lovely! Suer cute Vlog too, hope you guys had a great time. You must be so proud :)

    Hannah x | hannatalks

    • coco
      22nd January 2015 / 9:26 pm

      We had a great time thank you so much :) x

  5. 24th January 2015 / 2:15 am

    Congratulations! You are your boyfriend are so cute together. That's awesome that you got to sit in the first row.

    PS thanks for following me! I love your blog!


  6. 24th January 2015 / 7:06 pm

    Congratulations! I love your dress. Definitely going to have to check out these videos.

  7. Emily
    25th January 2015 / 9:53 am

    Congratulations lovely! I'm currently in my second year of my Psychology degree and currently avoiding 2 lab reports! Your outfit is gorgeous.

    UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  8. Natalie Jayne
    25th January 2015 / 2:53 pm

    A fellow Derby Uni person! I graduated too this year, in Commercial Photography! :) Congrats lovely! x

    Natalie Jayne

  9. Emily
    26th January 2015 / 1:03 am

    Congratulations! That is such a wonderful accomplishment :) I will be graduating from high school this year, and I'm both excited and nervous about college!

    Emily // ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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