The Graduate Survival Guide

Tasha Kleeman | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Kleeman

Ultimately, a job that on paper sounds perfect might be very different in practice, and vice versa. Take any experience you can get - as the saying goes, don't knock it till you've tried it.

The Ascent To Self-Belief

Jasmine Luby Barrow | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Luby Barrow

For now, I guess this is that moment that everyone warns you follows graduation, where you never really know what's next.

Things All Unemployed Graduates Are Sick Of Hearing

Varsha Patel | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Varsha Patel

You've finally done it! You've got your degree, and have now got the cap and gown photo to prove it. Here's to adulthood! Except, adulthood isn't really that fun - especially when you're still unemployed. But what's worse than being unemployed? People reminding you that you're unemployed.

This Malala Day We Ask How Young Women Can Take Control Of Their Futures

Fiona Mavhinga | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK
Fiona Mavhinga

In rural Africa, many girls are celebrating being the first high school graduates in their family, even in an entire community. However most of these young graduates lack the resources to take up university places, and often feel that they now represent an additional burden on already strained household incomes.

This Is Why Sleeve Length Is Causing A Major Row About Privilege At Oxford University

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education

One of Britain’s most prestigious universities has been gripped by a row over whether its graduation gowns are a form of discrimination. A group of ...

Your Graduation Selfie Could Help A Fraudster Beat You To Your Dream Job

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Graduating students must stop posting photos of their degrees to social media to help fight fake university qualifications, an investigatory body has ...

Graduating Uni Students Pull Off The Most Elaborate Mannequin Challenge To Date

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Toddlers, gymnasts and presidential candidates - they have all attempted the mannequin challenge. But when hundreds of students and staff at the Univ...

Women Earn £6,500 Less Than Men Five Years After Graduation, Research Finds

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

High-flying women graduates earn a whopping £6,500 a year less than their male counterparts five years after graduating, Department for Education res...

Late Twenties Unemployment Diary

Chris Sav | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Comedy
Chris Sav

September After completing a full-time, year long post graduate degree I felt that I needed a break. But I also felt that the break shouldn't last ve...

University Backtracks On Discussions To Ban National Anthem Linked to 'Far Right Nationalism'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A university has backtracked after saying it would consider banning the national anthem at graduation ceremonies because a student union officer compl...

University Backtracks On Discussions To Ban National Anthem Linked to 'Far Right Nationalism'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A university has backtracked after saying it would consider banning the national anthem at graduation ceremonies because a student union officer compl...

Teenager Gives Mum's Boyfriend The Best Present He Could Ask For

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Parents

A video has gone viral reminding everyone about the joy of adoption (and reducing us all to tears). Lauren Hernandez, 18, has just graduated from hig...

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 19.07.2017 | 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 22.06.2017 | 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 17.06.2017 | 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 10.06.2017 | 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 27.05.2017 | 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 26.05.2017 | 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 19.03.2017 | 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 10.09.2016 | 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 31.08.2016 | 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.