Graduation

Are Graduates Shooting Themselves In The Foot When It Comes To Getting A Job?

The Huffington Post UK | Amelia Amin | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The employment landscape is still bleak for thousands of graduates across the country struggling to find a job after years of expensive higher study. ...

I'm More Worried About How I'll Look at Graduation Rather Than What Degree I'll Achieve

Gemma Parry | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

Beauty is power, but it is so superficial and is only skin deep. Who you are, how you treat others and what you have achieved, that is what we should remember on our graduation day.

The 9 Stages of Final Year Panic

The Huffington Post UK | Doug Bolton | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

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Now Degrees Are Getting Easier Too..

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

An increasing number of students are graduating from university with a first-class degree, with nearly one in five gaining top honours, according to o...

What Life After Graduation Looks Like

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

You may be swamped with coursework or cramming for exams, but have you thought about life after graduation? Year on year it's getting more difficul...

Sweet 16 at 92

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

If literary tradition is anything to go by, 21 year old young women are generally expected to have blossomed into physical beauty, adopted open-minds and have an attractive aura of conviction. However, I still get mistaken for a runaway cast member from Outnumbered...

It's a Wonderful (Post-Uni) Life?

Mat Greenfield | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Mat Greenfield

It's the end of the year, Class of 2013 - that is, now that the year ends at the close of December rather than some arbitrary day in July - and that can only mean Christmas. But you have an extra reason to celebrate: you've survived your first six months out of Uni!

Merrily Coping with Moving Back Home

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

Moving home after graduation is a scary time, not so much because you're delved into a horrible new lifestyle, but because you've had to say goodbye to such a fantastic one. It was always going to be hard to beat living at university with friends, without the divides of varying salaries, lifestyles and holiday allowances.

Aren't They Cute? Harry Styles Celebrates His Sister's Graduation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The tables were turned on Harry Styles this week as he took a turn being proud spectator as he cheered on his sister at her graduation. The One Dir...

Hundreds Of Students Prevented From Graduating Due To Unpaid Library Fines

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of students have been prevented from graduating because they have not paid their university library fines, an investigation has revealed. ...

The Initial Sensations of Graduation

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

Graduate life is a pretty exciting time, but it can be daunting. There are many sensations which come with graduation. Here are a token few...

Five Ways to Make Your Final Year Count

James Howell | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Howell

Congratulations you have made it into your final year at university. If it hasn't already, the dread will kick in and you will realise that it's all coming to an end... You shouldn't panic though, you've got a year left and it will be over before you know it, it is worth facing the challenge head on.

Life After the Graduation Party

Liam Beattie | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Beattie

So to all the all new students fleeing the nest for the next few years, I would pass on this advice: start to give your future some serious thought. Although you will probably think that an argument over who gets the biggest cupboard in your new university digs is important - keep focused on the bigger stuff.

Class of 2013: What's Next?

Billy Sexton | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Billy Sexton

Graduating represents a strange time in one's life. The structure of education collapses within an instant - no longer are summer holidays at least six weeks long and timetabled lectures and seminars that are sporadically spread across the week are removed and replaced with the daily 9-5 slog.

Wish You Were There?

PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Sir Paul McCartney led graduation celebrations on Thursday at the "fame" school he set up in his home city - which included an honour for DJ and produ...

A Right to a Universal Rite of Passage?

Sophie Livingstone | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Livingstone

Our society sends out confusing messages about when young people become adults, what level of responsibility they should have for themselves and what role they can play. You can smoke, join the army, leave school (this school year anyway) and have sex at 16, drive at 17 but you have to wait until 18 to drink alcohol in a pub and vote. Then you hit 21 and that still retains some significance.

University Graduation: A Message to the Class of 2013

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gabrielle Leimon

I dedicate this post to everyone who is graduating this year. Congratulations class of 2013. University education is an uphill run but you got there eventually. Be proud in remembrance of all you've managed to achieve and hopeful as you look to the future. I hope that it holds great things for you

Congratulations Class Of 2013

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Congratulations, you made it. Three years of partying, shopping and student discounts - it's a tough gig. Oh, yes, and the studying, of course. Bu...

14 Funny Graduation Memes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Graduation is a time when you're allowed to be full of self-importance. But, if you deign to step down from your pedestal of power for just a moment, ...

The Best Graduation Speech Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Graduation speeches, as they go, are usually pretty dull. Head droopingly-dull, in fact. So we were pretty impressed when one graduate decided to f...

Student Makes First In Traveller History By Graduating From Cambridge

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A woman who made history by becoming the first traveller to study at Cambridge University has gone on to gain a first in history, and made her mum cry...

Three Years Later: 6 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Graduated

Joanna Montgomery | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joanna Montgomery

As we trundle through June and universities across the country roll out new graduates, a fresh wave of talent, optimism and enthusiasm is unleashed into the working world. But amidst the back-patting from proud parents and the trawling of job adverts, what does it really feel like to be turfed out into the real world after university?

Top Five Ways Not to Waste Your Summer

James Howell | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Howell

Students often spend summers, travelling, festivaling, holidaying and generally having a good long relax. They've deserved it, why not? However this small sickness seeps in of how they are going to cope in the big, real world. Here are five ways not to waste your summer, while at least trying to have fun at the same time.

Most Students Get 'That One From The TV'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Most students get someone they may vaguely recognise from the TV, or something, but not Harvard students, oh no. Harvard students get OPRAH! Yes, t...

High School Saves Graduation Seat For Student Who Lost His Life To Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A high school saved a seat at its graduation ceremony for a student who tragically lost his life to cancer, and the image of the touching gesture has ...