Graduation Memories | University of Southampton

Graduation Memories | University of Southampton

October 22, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


I left part of my heart at Hartley,
somewhere between the dusty books where once I delved into shelves filled with knowledge and sweated through assignments brow furrowed and tense making sense of it all,
before spilling out with the rest of them onto the open redbrick. Those glory days on campus,
weaving our way up through a maze of green and grey with
familiar faces. Time spent lingering in favourite spaces Over coffee craved after
late nights, festive lights and varsity and sheer frenzy at the bunfights and
calls for change and memories of finding feet moving into halls,
all fresh-faced and reeling at the unknown, unaware of how much this new place would soon morph into home. And as I close the last page
on that chapter, crossing the stage in my cap and gown, taking whatever step
came next after that day bound to make my mark on life someway. I not only left a little of myself behind
entwined with the red brick and the green but a part of it was in me too and
carried on to pastures new, to fuel my fight so that I
might make the transformations and the choices I’d set out to with courage and
clout and the curiosity I’d been gifted with throughout my student years.