Oxford graduation

As of today, I am officially a graduate of the University of Oxford. My name was read in absentia at the ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre today. As such, I am now a member of the Convocation.

Admittedly, it is somewhat anticlimactic to finish my degree in this way. It was, however, the sensible choice. The things I miss most about the place are the conversations, the engaging seminars and lectures, the overlapping social spheres, and places including the botanic gardens, Natural History Museum, and various canals.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

9 thoughts on “Oxford graduation”

  1. It is unfortunate that you missed the ceremony, though the best part about them is usually the lunch provided by your college afterwards.

  2. Why did it take so long after you finished your thesis?

    You don’t automatically get a graduation when you finish your program. You apply through your program and there is a long waiting list.

    If you want to graduate in person, I am told you should apply two years early. To have your name read in absentia, the wait is a couple of months.

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