On graduation day we woke up early, had a quick breakfast before going to Strathclyde. Here’s the place we stayed at.
The graduation took place here in the Barony Hall.
I went to the registration and mom sat down in the audience. I soon sat down in the back of the stage and got to know that I was the seventh to graduate out of about 60 people that day. First the PhD students and then me, and then the rest. A bit nervous.
The place was slowly filling up, here’s where all the Architecture students sat.
When it was 11 o’clock the high up academics came in with their elaborate gowns.
All these old stern looking guys.
We all stood up.
The silver scepter was placed ceremoniously down, and everyone was allowed to sit down. The guy in the middle in blue held a speech and awarded the woman in red the title honorary doctor. She then held a speech and next it was time for us students to, one by one, go up and claim our Master’s diploma.
Here I got ceremoniously patted on my head with a cap.
And then go over to the next guy who gave me my Master’s diploma. Then it was over. If you’re curious of how the ceremony looked like, click here for a video of the whole ceremony. It’s one hour though, skip ahead to 14.03 and you’ll see me.
As I was one of the first out, I clapped my hands the following 45 minutes.
Then the bagpiper came and there was a procession out of the building.
In the Lord Todd building there was refreshments and mom took the opportunity to take a lot of photos of me in my gown.
After mingling around and drinking wine. We headed to the photographer to take photo’s of me and my diploma. I returned my gown and we went to McCune Smith café for some lunch. Later that evening we had dinner at Brel and went bar hopping for beer and whiskey. And as we begun our day, we ended it at the Kelvin Hotel.