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This post is more of a “catch-up” note, in which I am happy to announce that I have graduated with a degree in BA (Hons) Architecture RIBA Part 1! *Woohoo*

My family and I attended my graduation ceremony on the 16th July, in Leicester, England. It was a proud moment and an excellent day filled with lots of photo-taking, smiles, excited chatter, cheering and waving.

Just a week later, I flew to Dubai, and is where I am currently writing this post from. I have relocated to Dubai with aspirations of a bright sunny future ahead. I have begun the arduous task of Job Hunting for a creative Architecture position, and lined up numerous interviews. On the other hand, I yet have a long “Things To Do In Dubai” List, which needs completing alongside the job hunt, and it involves a lot of food and beaches.

I hope to be posting photographs of what Dubai Architecture I have come across soon, as there is plenty to see – That of course is an understatement!  And like every time I come to Dubai, at every strain of the neck I am able to see new unique towers, villas with detailed engravings and beautiful balconies, which are never the same as the next. Perhaps that is what I love most about Dubai….the creativity, the individuality, the spirit.



Close up of a graduation cap and a certificate with a ribbon

I am proud to announce that I will be graduating with a Bachelor of Arts: Second Class Honours RIBA Architecture Part 1, after three years of hard work. All those scalpel knife finger cuts, glue-gun burns, sleepless nights, nervousness before Crits, hours of rendering and so much more have all been worth it!

I will be graduating on the 16th July, and I am very excited to don the Graduation Gown. This achievement marks a milestone in my academic education, and it would not have been possible without my family and friends, so I would like to thank all those that have supported me throughout the three years.

It has taken a couple of days for it to finally sink in, and I will end with what my sister said to me when she heard the news: ” The Tassel was worth the Hassle!” I hope this is also true for the rest of the Architecture Graduates worldwide. Congratulations to the Class of 2013!

Now the only dilemma is….What to wear for Graduation???


After months of research, library errands, typing, draft copies, proof reading, tutorial meetings and over £200 spent on printing and binding costs, my Architectural Discourse is finally complete! As the three copies of my newly bound dissertation were handed to me, I felt relieved more than anything. I also vowed to myself that I would not look at the text in detail lest I would find a silly spelling mistake, though I have checked for that a zillion times prior to printing the final copies.

Below is a photograph of the three copies of my dissertation: Hard Bound, with gold lettering at the front, ready to be handed in for the examiners to decide the fate of my grades. The complete text of my dissertation will be uploaded onto this blog once it has been marked and graded, due to copyright issues. So, watch this space!

Architectural Discourse/Dissertation Final Copies ~ Zeyna Sanjania

Architectural Discourse/Dissertation Final Copies ~ Zeyna Sanjania

As one can imagine, and I am sure you have guessed from the way I have already described it in the previous lines, it has become a prized possession. This is not my first piece of professional writing due to writing numerous other papers through out my time in education, as well as having an active Architectural Blog. However, it is perhaps the seriousness of this final dissertation of Year 3 Part 1 BA (Hons) Architecture which elevates the status of this writing to be the first “proper” discourse I have written.

The completion of the architectural discourse also means that the End is Nigh. The final year of my Part 1 studies are coming to a close, and in just over a month, I will have completed and handed in all of my work that is to be submitted for this course. It is a scary thought indeed, but one that is also welcomed and has been long awaited.

However, the only thing to be done is working harder than ever, so that we may reap the rewards of graduation. I wish the best of luck to all those coming to the end of their courses and awaiting the time when they may hold up their degrees with pride.