This is it.

Unfortunately, after three years at Plymouth, my course has come to an end. And, by association, so must this blog. Therefore, this is a tricky post- I’ve had great fun, for the last year and a bit, and I hope at least 2 or 3 of you were vaguely interested in what a power nerd with a science obsession and a penchant for puns has to say.

As of currently, I’m a Plymouth graduate. My graduation ceremony was on the 21st of September, where I got to wear a silly hat and get a little bit of paper making me Paul Hackett, BSc (Hons) Chemistry, First class. It’s a nice feeling!

Thinking back to the me of three years ago, I have gained so much. Not just a degree, but also a range of skills beyond which I can comprehend, an incredible number of close friends, the ability to lead, a path for my future, and a crazy (at least to 2013 Paul) amount of confidence, not only in my own abilities, but also in life. All without losing my love for chemistry.

Not bad, I say…..

In the future, as I have already talked about, I’m embarking upon further study in Plymouth but sadly not at the university; I’m undertaking a PhD with PML, just across the city centre! Not only do I get a new experience, but I can stay in the same house, with the same housemates, and in a city which I know like the back of my hand. In my mind, this seems an ideal combination of new and exciting study with enough familiar elements to not drive me completely bonkers….. And yes, I am planning to get alumni membership to ChemSoc!

Aside from that, there’s not much else to say. It’s been a crazy journey, and I’ve loved (nearly) every moment of it.

So long, university, and thanks for all the fish!

[if nobody gets the hitchikers guide to the galaxy reference, I shall be dismayed]