I graduated (again) back in December 2018. Followers of this blog may be aware that I was reading a MSc in International Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). I studied part-time so the masters was over two years. It actually felt pretty swift on my part, it seemed like only a year of study.
Graduation day was amazing. It felt more a culmination of both my BA and Masters combined, so it really made this graduation feel extra special.
I achieved a merit overall which I was happy with. However, I am very aware of the fact that I could have actually got a distinction if I really knuckled down in the first year.
The journey through my masters really awakened my interest in public administration, partly studies of the end stages (implementation and evaluation) and behavioural policy. I am certain that I would like to continue research in either public administration or some policy field. The reason I hold such ambiguity over this is because I have so many fields that I hold a passion for. My journey through this degree has really been responsible for this and I feel much richer for it.
My journey from here involves getting into a stable career and planning for the future. I have some plans but I do not think they should go public just yet.
A video of the entire graduation can be viewed below. Unfortunately, only a edited version is available (should now start at roughly the correct time, you can scroll back if you wish to watch the whole ceremony):
I did mean to publish this earlier but had issues with getting the video online and I have been extremely busy, better late then never! 🙂