Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Graduation Day

Daniel graduated from The University of York today with a 2:1 in Physics with Astrophysics.


This is Central Hall where the ceremony took place. Everything was so well organised, we were really impressed.


There were lots of students graduating today, Daniel's ceremony comprised both physics and chemistry students.


After the ceremony we were invited to a champagne reception in the physics department. I don't think Daniel's taste buds are sophisticated enough for champagne, three years of being a student has probably wrecked them forever.


Afterwards, we all went out for a meal to celebrate. It's been a wonderful day and we're all so very proud of Daniel.

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  1. What a wonderful day! You must have been bursting with pride! Love the photos of Daniel, he looks great in his cap and gown and the look on his face in that last one is priceless!
    Do we get to see you all in your posh togs as well?!
    Lisa x

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    1. We certainly were, it was a fabulous day. I must admit that my eyes filled up with tears a little when I first caught sight of him in his cap and gown. Hmmm, not sure the blog is ready to see me, post togs or not.

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  2. Congratulations from one York Uni person to another!

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    1. Thank you. The alumni community of the university were mentioned many times yesterday.

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  3. Congratulations on a lovely result, glad you have a nice day xx

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    1. Thank you. It was a wonderful day and a brilliant occasion.

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  4. Congratulations Daniel!! That is fantastic!!!

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    1. Thank you. We think so, we're very proud of him.

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  5. Congratulations! Wishing your son lots of wonderful and happy times in his chosen career.

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    1. Thank you. It's all about getting a job now, he and most of his friends are finding it rather difficult.

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  6. Congratulations Daniel. I'm sure the whole family are so proud and now onto a great career. You have two very brainy children Jo. Well done on your parenting skills. Wish Eleanor a Happy Birthday from us for tomorrow. Have a lovely end of week and take care.

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    1. Thank you, we are. I'm not sure my parenting skills have anything to do with Daniel's success, I don't know the first thing about Physics. I can't even claim that it was my insistence on good attendance at school which set them on the right path as both of them were always happy to go to school. Thank you, Eleanor's party is all planned, another lovely occasion to enjoy.

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  7. You deserve to be proud of Daniel, Jo. What a clever young man. Many congratulations to him!

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    1. Thank you. I was bursting with pride watching him walk across the stage and collect his certificate.

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  8. Congratulations to Daniel and the parents who played their part.

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    1. Thank you. I think the praise should definitely go to Daniel, he's done all the hard work, and it certainly took hard work, not an easy subject.

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  9. A wonderful day to remember, well done Daniel.

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    1. Thank you. I'm sure it's a day we'll all remember.

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  10. Congratulations to Daniel! He looks so proud and handsome in his cap and gown. You must be so very proud. What's next for him?

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    1. Thank you. We're all extremely proud of him. He'd been considering taking a masters but he's decided against it, I think he's had enough of studying to be honest. He's looking for a job now, though they're not easy to come by these days, it's a very competitive world out there.

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  11. Congratulations to him - you must be feeling very proud!

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    1. Thank you, we certainly are. He's worked very hard for three years and we're so very proud of him.

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  12. You must be very proud of him Jo. Well done to him.

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    1. Thank you. I was fit to burst yesterday, especially when I first saw him in his gown. We're all very proud of him.

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  13. You have every right to be proud parents. Well done Daniel.

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    1. Thank you. It was such a lovely occasion, very ceremonial. A fitting end to his studies.

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  14. Congratulations Daniel. It's a wonderful experience isn't it Jo to see your children graduate? x

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    1. Thank you. It is, especially when you haven't been through anything like this yourself. You just want the best for your children and their achievements make you very proud.

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  15. Congratulations, all the hard work rewarded. Proud moments to revel in for a day or two...

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    1. Thank you. There's graduation ceremonies taking place at the university today and tomorrow too so some of his friends, who took different subjects and left York after term ended, are returning for those so I think he'll be partying all week.

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  16. Wow congratulations, the subject sounds complicated! Glad you had a marvelous day celebrating xcx

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    1. Thank you. I don't have the first clue about Physics, it all sounds very complicated to me.

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  17. Well done to Daniel, you must be so proud of him. It'll be interesting to see what the future holds for him. Flighty xx

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    1. Thank you. We're very proud of him. He hasn't had much luck finding a job so far, it's a bit of a catch 22 situation as they seem to want experience as well as a degree but unless someone gives him a job he can't gain any experience. We're hoping he finds something soon.

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  18. Congratulations to Daniel!! You must be so proud of him - I remember when Stuart graduated I thought I would burst with pride!

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    1. Thank you. It's a wonderful feeling seeing your children do well, isn't it? We're all extremely proud of him.

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  19. Congratulations to Daniel ♥

    summerdaisy.net

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    1. Thank you. We had a lovely day.

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  20. Well done Daniel....the genius! He looks lovely, a real credit to you both! xxx

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    1. Thank you. He's done really well, definitely worth all the hard work.

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  21. Congratulations, Daniel.
    xx

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  22. Huge congratulations to your son, it is a very proud moment is't it when you see them in that gown? I wish him every success for the future.
    x

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    1. Thank you. It really is, it was such a wonderful occasion.

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  23. Congratulations to him and you! The end of one phase of his life, and the beginning of another... I hope he has a good job to go to now.

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    1. Thank you. No job as yet, but he's looking. I hope he can find something soon.

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  24. Congratulations to Daniel... a very proud moment for all of you. Good luck to him with the job hunt.

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    1. Thank you. It's lovely to see our children do well, isn't it? I was bursting with pride on Wednesday. He's just got to find a job now.

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  25. Oh well done Daniel. He looks so smart although rather unsure about the champagne :)

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    1. Thank you. I don't think champagne's for him somehow.

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  26. Congratualtions to Daniel! That last photo is priceless :), I hope you drank it for him?

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    1. Thank you. He's a student (or was), he isn't going to let alcohol go to waste, like it or not!

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  27. Many congratulations to Daniel.
    I'm so pleased you all had a lovely day.

    Good luck in the job hunt too.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you. It was such a lovely day but it's down to the hard bit now, finding a job.

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  28. A huge congratulations to your son, such a wonderful accomplishment.
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you. Neither Mick nor I went to university so we're so very proud of his achievements.

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  29. I too am proud of this Loiner.........Well done.

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  30. An extremely intelligent and handsome young man you have there!
    Tammy

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    1. Thank you. He did scrub up well after getting a shave and a haircut.

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  31. Well Done Daniel. Where have the past 3 years gone Jo? I remember you posting about him going.

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    1. Thank you. I can't believe how fast time flies, it doesn't seem two minutes since we were leaving him for fresher's week.

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  32. Belated congratulations to Daniel on this achievement. He has worked so hard and you will be very proud of him I know.

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    1. Thank you, we're very proud of him. He's worked extremely hard and his efforts have paid off.

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  33. Congrats to Daniel! And his face after tasting the champagne is priceless :)

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    1. Thank you. Being a university student for the last three years, he's definitely not used to the finer things in life.

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