It’s officially the end. My education comes to a remarkable close as I have finished my final year at Croydon College.

Who would have thought that this time three years ago I would be starting my first day at Croydon College, only for the time to fly so much quicker than school? Even I am shocked myself by how far I’ve come since I started at Croydon College.

This time, three years ago, I had just marked the end of secondary school for good as I finished Year 11, and I can even remember starting my first day at Croydon College. I introduced myself to everyone and within the first day, I had made a lot of friends, as we instantly clicked with one another. Three years later, I have so many friends who I keep in contact with and even now, the support I’ve received from my family and my friends has made me realise that I can talk to anyone if I ever feel down about anything.

Croydon College, despite the ups and downs I went through over the course of the three years I studied, gave me the chance to realise my potential and now as I am at the stage of applying for a full-time job, I have officially decided to take a gap year to apply for jobs as I am considering possibly doing a degree in photography next year, which, for me, will really help me in many years to come.

I have enjoyed this year better than the last, but it’s safe to say I will miss Croydon College and everyone in that respect. On the plus side, I have left with my head held high knowing that I have done so well and I cannot wait to take on the best opportunities that become available to me.

Although my work is sufficient enough for a Pass instead of a Merit, I will settle for a Pass instead as I have managed to pass my final year of the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma Film & Photography Course. That’s good because I have passed my final year. Result!

I am so chuffed to have worked so hard because despite spending a countless amount of hours getting work done, even whilst having to pull all-nighters that would last up until 8:35 AM or 9:00 AM in the morning, I am glad to have passed because now I can officially bring my time at Croydon College to a remarkable close.

Thank you, Croydon College, for all that you have done to get me to where I need to be and I shall continue to go the extra mile to really get the best out of the work I produce in the foreseeable, and thanks for giving me the chance to realise my potential to become a photographer. None of this would have been possible without your help and guidance, so thank you, Croydon College, I’ll miss being at Croydon College but my time at Croydon College has now officially come to an end. Thanks for everything.

Alex Smithson

14 comments on “The End of the Road! I’ve Passed!

  1. Congratulations Alex! So much to celebrate! 🎉

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    • Thank you so much, Andrea, it really means a lot. I can only apologise for taking until now to reply, I’ve been so busy with job-hunting lately that I lost track of time. The good news is I have an interview coming up on Wednesday which I am nervous about, but hopefully, fingers crossed, I might get the job.

      Alex Smithson

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      • No apologies needed. Busy is good! And when it comes to your interviews – take a long deep breath & walk in knowing that you’ve spent your whole life preparing for this moment. You got this! 🙌💫

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      • Thank you so much, Andrea, it really means a lot. That has given me hope ahead of my job interview on Wednesday. Thank you so much, that really means a lot :-).

        Alex Smithson

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      • I didn’t get the job but I’m not at all disheartened by the fact I was turned down, as I’m not giving up, I’ll be making sure to keep on applying for jobs until I get the job I want :-).

        Alex Smithson

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      • Good for you Alex ! 🙌🙌
        A positive attitude is everything !

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      • Thank you so much, Andrea, it really means a lot. The good news is I’ve just applied for a job up in London with Arts Council England, and I’ll keep you posted for further updates :-).

        Alex Smithson

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  2. Brooklyn's Corner

    Congratulations 🎉🎈🎆

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    • Thank you so much, Moria, it really means a lot. I can only apologise for taking until now to reply, I’ve been so busy with job-hunting lately that I lost track of time. The good news is I have an interview coming up on Wednesday which I am nervous about, but hopefully, fingers crossed, I might get the job.

      Alex Smithson

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