An Anticlimactic End to University

Words by Indigo Jones It’s the Summer which means it’s now that intermittent time between finishing university in June and going back in September. It’s the uni equivalent of that week in between Christmas and New Year, with the same amount of alcohol intake but with far more breakdowns! Except when you have just finished […]

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Putting my future plans on hold

Words by Emily Fisher You should never feel guilty for doing what’s best for you in the present moment, and don’t let anyone change your mind on that. Students everywhere are going through a pretty tough time, whether you’ve just graduated, are half way through your degree or have just started your first year, all […]

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Surviving Graduation at Home – A Queer Take

Words by Sophie Cundall What does home mean to you? Free food, comfy bed and access to all your childhood clothes (even that 90s shirt you wore everyday of sixth form)? Maybe it means being reunited with a pet, a fluffy cat that will now take up 80% of your Instagram stories. For the vast […]

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The Future Graduates & COVID-19

Guest writer Morgan Berry discusses the effect of COVID-19 on Graduation from a Third Year perspective… By Morgan Berry The thing no one tells you when starting university is that your first day of First Year won’t be your scariest day, it will in fact be the first day of your Final Year. The past […]

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Getting Into Journalism Without London

Let’s just repeat that I’m reaching a year after graduation. I’ve read editors’ letters in my favourite magazines that implore for a more diverse industry, yet whose unpaid-only internships exclude alternative voices. I’ve seen the industry being called out in the recent Twitter thread where individuals spoke up about publications’ appalling mistreatment of the underrepresented […]

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Should I get a PGCE? | Q&A with Donna Stapleford

Full Name: Donna Stapleford Where did you attend University and what course did you study? I studied Geography (BSc) at the University of Gloucestershire and completed my PGCE at the University of Exeter.  When you graduated, what were your initial career plans for life after University? I always intended to pursue a career in education. […]

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Graduating with a Disability

A job hunt can be one of the most stress-inducing experiences and Sofia explains how this is heightened by the struggle of disclosing a disability to potential employers. Words by Sofia Brizio I have a congenital disability which affects my ability to walk and do common things without getting extremely tired. I will spare you […]

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Small Business Q&A | Isobel from PERLCosmetics

We spoke to Isobel Perl, Founder of PERLCosmetics, on how she used lockdown to set up her own business after University… Where did you attend University and what course did you study?  The University of Nottingham, Biology  When you graduated, what were your initial career plans for life after University?  After graduating I knew I […]

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Finding Paid Experience

By Paisley-Anne McGale You are about to graduate from University and decide it is time to apply for graduate jobs. After spending the past few years studying and working towards your degree, you come across what looks to be the ‘perfect’ position. The only problem is that the essential requirements state that you need previous […]

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Q&A | Freelancing as a Sports Journalist

We sat down with Reece Chambers, a Freelance football Writer at Reach PLC, to discuss his journey to finding paid work after University… I’ve been told in the past that keeping pitches as short as possible is more likely to get a response from a busy editor. Reece Chambers How important is finding your writing […]

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Online Blogs for Recent Graduates

It’s been truly lovely to have such a wonderful response to this space we’ve created, but if anything it’s highlighted to us that there really is an overwhelming sense of uncertainty amongst graduates – especially those finishing University this year. So we thought we’d also point you in the direction of resources in different formats […]

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Graduation FOMO

By Katie May Huxtable The concept of graduating was always something that seemed elusive to me – I knew it would come eventually but I always felt comfortably far enough away from it to not have to worry. Until, as most things often do, it crept up on me and education seemed to come to […]

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