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Talented brother
Friday, 25 June 2004 at 11:05 pm

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... to Screwy who got his exam results today. He got a 2:1 (in Philosophy from Sussex, if you didn't know that).

Now, getting a university degree is something of an achievement anyway. And this is a good degree as these things are judged. But in Screwy's case, it's a real personal achievement as well as an academic one. You hear of lots of people who get degrees in difficult circumstances, but Screwy has overcome bigger obstacles than most to get to this point.

A lot of people thought he wouldn't make it. Or rather, they would have been terribly understanding and not thought any the worse of him if he'd dropped out. But he wanted to finish his degree and he did it. I am very, very proud of him.

He's now working for RSY as an education worker. Which is absolutely the perfect job for him in many ways. He wants to get into youth work professionally, so it will be great experience, and he's also been volunteering with the movement since he was a young teenager. He's working with friends doing something that he's hugely idealogically committed to. So yay, generally life is going well for him, and he very much deserves it.

Moooood: cheerfulcelebratory
Tuuuuune: Alice Cooper: School's out
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lisekit: default
Date:June 26th, 2004 06:47 am (UTC)
15 hours after journal entry
Big up to the li'l bro!

I know where you're coming from with this happy story - many people (some of them family members) thought my younger brother wouldn't get past GCSE level schooling, and hemade it all the way to a Masters. So nuh to everyone. And big applauses to all the little brothers who get through and get graduated!

My own brother is quite genuinely beaming in his graduation pics, and I'm sure yours will be, too. Makes a nice change from the usual tortured grimaces!
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lethargic_man: default
Date:June 27th, 2004 01:43 pm (UTC)
1 days after journal entry, 01:43 pm (lethargic_man's time)
Pass on my congratulations to him. (It's a shame I can't find any photos online of the RL conga-rodentia featured on the BBC's Life of Mammals.)
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rysmiel: pig!!
Date:June 28th, 2004 07:59 am (UTC)
2 days after journal entry, 03:59 am (rysmiel's time)
Oh, well done; please pass on my congratulations.
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