Graduating was a truly memorable experience, perhaps that sounds cliché but it’s absolutely true! The atmosphere in the packed multi-purpose hall at CPUT was a mixture of positivity and excitement. The buzz of chatter filled the hall to the brim, the black and red clothed graduates sat with smiles on their faces. As I came closer to the stage to receive my national diploma I became extremely nervous but after my name was read out and the applause that followed my nervousness was replaced with elation. This was a day to look back at the years of studying that had transpired and celebrate making it through.