Graduation

10 Tweets That Sum Up Living With Your Parents After Graduating

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

As graduates up and down the country say goodbye to their university town, lectures, exams, and that damp mould in the bathroom, it is a time of huge ...

Here's to Those of Us Who Aren't Graduating This Week

Naomi Barrow | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Here's to those of us whose lives got blown off course. Those who are continuing to get up and face the world every single day, despite seeing how far life will go to try and make sure we can't. Who are in new jobs, making new friends, creating a different life from the one we had always planned.

Showcasing Creativity

Dr Paul Thompson | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dr Paul Thompson

June is always an exciting time of year for anyone working in design, as this month marks student degree shows in UK art and design universities. If you studied these subjects, cast your mind back to the effort that went into your final push, the excitement you felt at bringing all your hard work together in one last display.

Cousins Recreate Graduation Photo 10 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A pair of cousins have shown they will always be there to celebrate one another's achievements by recreating a graduation photo they took 10 years ago...

A Single Mother's Journey to Becoming a Dentist

Keely Thorne | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Parents
Keely Thorne

Finally, after 5 long, hard years, I'm just weeks away from graduating from dental school. This is something that seemed almost impossible a few years ago; when I found out I was pregnant during my second year of this difficult course. Even more impossible when, at 7 months pregnant I also became single.

On Graduate Pressure: The Door Is Not Closed

Molly Willis | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Willis

Once you have chosen which door you want opened, there will, in fact, be more on the other side. It might be twenty years before you get to the next door, or it might be three. When my dad first gripped the handle that would lead to his life as an undergraduate student, it was a realisation that this door was never closed, it was simply one that he had never tried to open before.

Three Ways to Trust Yourself After Graduation

Steve Errey | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Steve Errey

When you graduate, taking your first steps out of College or University into the big, bad world is, how to put it...

The High Price of Graduation

Ella Wilks-Harper | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Wilks-Harper

This problem will continue to persist with the growing threat of future fee hikes, pushing more students into further debt and undoubtedly leading more students into reconsidering attending their graduation ceremony altogether.

So I Should Probably Finish My Degree Then?

Sarah Gough | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Gough

Dissertation deadlines creeping nearer, graduation dates announced, exam timetables released - the end of U.N.I is nigh. The question is, will we make it? It's not as if we haven't been training ourselves for this moment for the last two and a half years. It's the final stretch. But what if we fall at the last hurdle? What if our pole-vault snaps halfway up? What if...okay I've gone insane.

'So What Are You Going to Do With Your Life?'

Millie Morris | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Millie Morris

If, like me, you've just graduated, this question is currently being thrust towards you a lot. Normally it will escape from the lips of a simpering adult (discounting myself as part of that functioning, mortgage-owning, salary-earning clan), who poses the question after light chit-chat. It could be a family friend or someone in a pub.

Careers Advice for Young People Needs Our Attention

Neeha Khurana | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Neeha Khurana

We recognise that if we want to keep ahead, we need to demystify the preconceptions that surround the world of work. And as responsible employees, it is our duty to help inspire and educate the next generation, so that they can make informed decisions about their futures.

Dear Graduates

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Long story short, my life has been pretty much mapped out up until now. And in some ways it's liberating to not know what's coming next. But it's also completely terrifying. So can anyone provide me with some reassurance or advice or anything really? Am I alone in feeling like this? Will things work out? What do I do next?

We Need to Talk About the 2:1

Gemma Joyce | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Joyce

"A 2:1 is all you need" is a phrase I've probably heard a thousand times at uni and is almost certainly something I comforted myself with when the occasional essay came back with a tear-inducing grade. I wouldn't be surprised if many students have it printed in flowery calligraphy and pinned above their desks. Unfortunately though, there's a problem with the 2:1 that needs to be addressed.

Graduates, It's Okay to Not Have It Right Yet

Jasmine Andersson | Posted 17.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Andersson

I received a stark social media reminder that it was a year since I had graduated. Although Time Hop has always managed to greet me at the most inconv...

Boycott Your Graduation Ceremony If You Really Care About Class Divide

Rachel E. Brown | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel E. Brown

This summer, thousands of students will attend their graduation ceremony which traditionally marks the completion of an undergraduate degree at university. But this ceremony is not just some innocent celebration of achievement. Finalists seem to regard it a "must do" event, something you can't afford not to do...

So I've Graduated... Now What?

Zosia Eyres | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Zosia Eyres

I am still finding it difficult to believe that I am no longer a student. My graduation last month passed me by in a blur of delighted congratulations and tearful good byes but the thing that most struck me was the realisation that a great deal of us graduates are not where we expected to be by this milestone.

How to Find Your First Job Following University

James Reed | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Reed

Starting out on the career ladder can take time, but once you secure your first job, it will be a lot easier to progress, either within the company or in another role. The job market has changed considerably since I started out but it's still just as important to approach your career with the right mindset, the right outlook and real drive.

How To Get Noticed At Graduation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Ditch the bright clothes, natty tie and cray cray weave and get to work on your mortarboard - it's the only way the proud rents are actually going to ...

Students ‘Shake It Off' At Graduation With Taylor Swift Flash Mob

The Huffington Post UK | Emma Jacobs | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Portsmouth High School Valedictorian, Colin Yost, left his American classmates with one valuable piece of life advice: to “shake it off”. The s...

High School Student Helps Her Autistic Twin Brother Graduate With A Smile

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Johnson | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A high school graduate from Alabama has helped her severely autistic twin brother get the graduation that he truly deserves. Aly Bonville shares a...

Life After Exams - What to Do While You're Waiting for Results

Darren Jaundrill | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Darren Jaundrill

Many of you have finished your exams for the year and the rest will be finishing soon. And that means your immediate future, while you wait for your results, is a unique period of around six weeks where everything can feel very uncertain. But while it's a nerve-wracking time, it's also a period of opportunity.

This Family Could Face Jail For Cheering At Their Loved One's Graduation Ceremony

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Four people have had warrants issued for their arrest after cheering their family members at a high school graduation ceremony in Mississippi. The...

Natalie Portman Explains What She Learned Going Through 'Pretty Dark Moments' As A Harvard Student

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Natalie Portman, a 2003 graduate of Harvard, was the keynote speaker at Harvard College's Class Day on Wednesday. In high school, she was voted mo...

What Happened When Jimmy Fallon And The Rock Graduated In 1989

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Jimmy Fallon and Dwayne Johnson went back in time to 1989 to deliver a graduation speech, pretending to be high school students with the two lowest GP...

Student Carries Mattress To Graduation To Protest Against Rape

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Last September, US student Emma Sulkowicz vowed to carry her mattress everywhere with her, until the man she accused of raping her was expelled from C...