Graduation

Lots of Updates

Ellie Lewis | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

Hold on a moment. Just let me brush away these cobwebs. Oh, and do watch out for that virtual tumbleweed rolling through here.

5 Point Guide to Making Your First Graduate Summer Incredible

James Howell | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
James Howell

Let's be fair, it is about the last time it is officially acceptable to sponge off your parents for a week jaunt to sunnier climes without having to put your hand in your own pocket. Enjoy it, spend some quality time with your family that you've not had since the odd week at Christmas or since you left for uni.

The Six-Step Guide To Celebrate Graduating

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Ah graduation. You've finished university and the world is your oyster. That letting go of your childhood fear is finally sinking in, coupled with the...

Student Wears Silly Shoes, Inevitably Trips Up And Faceplants At Graduation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

If you're going to wear ridiculously high platform shoes, then you probably are setting yourself up for a fall. Which is why you most definitely s...

The Life Of A Post-Grad: What Next?

The Huffington Post UK | Miriam Brown | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

That time of year has come around again when our Facebook pages and Twitter feeds are full of happy students, graduating in their gleaming gowns and m...

Watch Student Capture Graduation Day With Google Glass

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The emotional journey of graduation day has been captured by a student from the University of Sheffield, using revolutionary Google Glass technology. ...

What Makes a Good University Worth a Mention?

Sue Dewey | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sue Dewey

This week is Graduation Week at Nottingham Trent Universityhttp://www.ntu.ac.uk and the city centre is filled with smiling happy graduates and their p...

Nursery Holds Adorable Graduation Ceremony For Four-Year-Olds

The Huffington Post UK | Jess Edwards | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

In July, pictures of university graduates' proud parents flooding Facebook are nothing out of the ordinary. This year, though, there are snaps of four...

For My Siblings, On Their Graduation

Rebecca Allen | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Allen

I was alone. No one told me what to do next. There were no helpful leaflets, or Welcome to Real Life packs... I cannot emphasise this enough: no one will give you any opportunity without you asking. Having a degree does not give you an automatic right to anything.

Watching Graduation Is a Bizarre Experience

Danielle Lowe | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

For graduands and graduates it's a mixture of excitement but the terror of uncertainty and an air of sadness seems to fill a lot of faces... To those starting university, don't let what you have fall away from you, it's the most disappointing feeling in the world (trust me, I know).

Boy Gets Accepted Into Uni, Keeps It A Secret, Surprises Mum On Graduation Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

When Liam Blair was accepted into Dundee University he decided not to inform his mother. For four years he kept his secret with the intention of s...

Firm Offers To 'Slim Down' And Photoshop Students' Graduation Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A British firm specialising in graduation photography is under heavy fire after offering services to photoshop and "slim down" students in their gowns...

'If You See Me Come And Say Hi, But Just Please Don't Take My Photo'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

If you're a Huddersfield University student, then you've got a free pass to go and say hi to Patrick Stewart - just as long as you don't wave a camera...

Things You'll Miss About Student Life

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gabrielle Leimon

You now wander past costume shops and realise that events nowadays rarely require costumes for no good reason... At this post-graduate stage of your life having at least three bottle openers in any given handbag is seen as excessive rather than handy... You're a grown up now.

Louis Tomlinson Drops Into Manchester University For His Girlfriend's Graduation

The Huffington Post UK | Snehal Shah | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The way she flips her mortarboard obviously has him overwhelmed: the adorable One Direction star made a secretive appearance at Manchester University ...

Education System Must Better Prepare Young People for Life Outside School Gates

John Cridland | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
John Cridland

Whether you have a son or daughter just finishing their summer exams or you're a high-tech manufacturer hoping to add to your pool of skilled technicians, we all want young people to have the opportunity to fulfil their potential - not just in work but in life. But the education system must do more to prepare them for life outside the school gates - or we risk wasting our greatest asset.

An Insider's Survival Guide to Graduation

Dolly Williams | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dolly Williams

So for the past three years you've been working hard to learn as much as you can in your chosen discipline, and you've made true friends and acquaintances that will last for life along the way. And looking back, it's been a pretty special and eventful journey. Now, it's finally time for you to graduate and look towards embarking upon the next chapter of your life.

'Go Out There And Have A F***ing Good Life'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

He doesn't really need an introduction, in fact, he doesn't need one at all, but for the sake of pleasantries, we'll give him one anyway. The recen...

School Photoshops Female Students' Yearbook Photos To Add More 'Appropriate' Clothing

The Huffington Post UK | Louisa Clack | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Female students at a Utah high school in the US were shocked to discover that the photos taken for their yearbook had been altered without their knowl...

Watch Jim Carrey Give Awesome Commencement Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Louisa Clack | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It might not come as a surprise that Jim Carrey's commencement speech to Maharishi University of Management students was pretty darn funny. But ami...

The End of a University Year Is a Time to Reflect

Danielle Lowe | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Most students, whatever year of university you are in, get to exam season and suddenly realise just how quickly the last academic year has zoomed right on by. For some, it's an exciting moment, a chance for them to 'move on', for others it's nothing more than a daunting reality and for the rest they know that more hard work is just on the horizon.

Student Makes Impressively Clever Chemistry Joke In Yearbook, Gets Suspended

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Instead of hiring her on the spot as the next chemistry teacher, a school has suspended one of its students who made a damn clever periodic table joke...

Watch Graduate With A Stutter Give Inspiring Commencement Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student with a stutter overcame his fears and delivered an inspirational commencement speech at his university graduation, telling others to "dare i...

In Pictures: Graduations Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

No matter what your degree, or where you got it from, graduation is always going to be a time to celebrate your achievements and give yourself a well ...

15 Things You'll Miss About Being A Student

The Huffington Post UK | Tala Sweiss | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Being a student has its ups and downs and many may argue that there’s more to be said about the negative aspect of student life. But spare a thou...