Graduation

Dear Graduates

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 29.07.2015 | 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 27.07.2015 | 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 21.07.2015 | 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 15.07.2015 | 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 15.07.2015 | 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 03.07.2015 | 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 05.06.2015 | 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...

Introducing The Most Epic Graduation Fall Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Everyone who has graduated from university knows the fear of "the walk". That one moment when hundreds, thousands, of eyes are upon you and you have t...

Painfully Awkward Graduation Photos

The Huffington Post UK | CollegeCandy.com | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

With all the cap pinning, robe adjusting, and long lost family members, graduation pictures can get a little awkward. They've got nothing on these ...

The Post-Graduate Blues and How to Fight Them

Tilly Grove | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tilly Grove

So, you're about to graduate. Congratulations! I'm proud of you. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, though, but as much as this feels like the final hurdle, it isn't. And that's what makes the Post-Graduate Blues so painful.

Fear of the Future

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

For the next four months, I will be completing my university degree. Then, from the end of May, for possibly the first time in my life, I have no idea what I'll be doing. I'm both excited and completely terrified.

Mind the Gap

Nicholas Harris | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Harris

It looks unlikely that the job market will ever become tame but that does not mean it cannot be bested. It is up to us as individuals to bring as much as we can to the table when it comes to the assault course of assessment centres and interviews faced when we graduate from university. And so as repetitive as it may seem, it really is worth minding the gap.

Lots of Updates

Ellie Lewis | Posted 14.11.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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. ...