The Graduation Ball – The Winchester Edition


Goodbye sketchbooks, hello Graduation Ball! Emily tells us about the third year’s night of celebration and what WSA made of the evening.

So was the Graduation Ball really worth £50 when you could be savouring the sights of Pitcher for that one last time?


Twenty-eight Winchester School of Art students were whisked away from their cosy campus to what was one of the largest clubs in Europe- Southampton’s Oceana. On arrival they were greeted by the whirlwind of a funfair and then led down an elegant red carpet to the ball entrance, a mix that the students greatly appreciated.

Inside the excitement continued as three rooms hosted very different but incredible acts such as Pixie Lott, Annie Mac, Chesney Hawkes and Shappi Khorsandi. Each room was filled with the energy of no more dissertations and lectures, but for us, no more sketchbooks!

It was great to see the familiar faces of WSA whilst being able to enjoy the atmosphere of 2,000 or so other graduates excitement. We felt part of something bigger, part of the University of Southampton.

By Emily Cotton


2nd Year studying Graphic Arts (Illustration)

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