Category Archives: Life After University

The Pros of doing a Master’s Degree

The Pros of doing a Master's Degree

Taking the next step of your career after completing your Bachelor’s degree can be daunting. Especially so if you’re undecided about taking the plunge into the working world or continuing your academic career. Many people believe that doing a Master’s is the obvious option if you aren’t sure what to do next, but there are […]

My biggest worries going into third year

My biggest worries going into third year

Your third year at university can feel overwhelming before you’ve even begun. It is the year that counts the most, it is the year you need to begin thinking about future careers and it is also the end of an era. You deserve to have an amazing last year at university saying goodbye to clubs […]

Hacks for remembering names and faces

Hacks for remembering names and faces

Whether you’re about to start Uni and you’re preparing for a hundred and one Fresher’s ice breakers or you’re just super forgetful, these tips will help get you out of some awkward situations. Picture this: You’re busy minding your own business whilst buying groceries in the on-campus shop, checking items off your shopping list. Cheese, […]

How to streamline packing after you graduate

How to streamline packing after you graduate

Moving out of your flat after uni can be a daunting task, especially when you’re graduating, so here are my tips for streamlining your packing. Have a clear out Before you start packing, sort through everything you own and work out what you want to keep and what you don’t. It can be so easy […]

How to make the best post-graduation choice for you

How to make the best post-graduation choice for you

If you’re like me, you’ve just finished exams and are heading into third year. Innocent me probably doesn’t know what is about to hit: a bombard of applications, grad scheme options, and companies all competing for my attention. Where do I apply? What scheme is right for me? What are the benefits? However, probably the […]

Things you’ll miss after leaving Uni

Things you'll miss after leaving Uni

Whether you’re graduating, going on your year abroad or on industrial placement there’s sure to be a suitcase full of things you’re going to miss after leaving Uni – and Nottingham itself. Let’s not get caught up in the sadness of it all and instead makes the most of the time left. Here’s a few […]

Simple ways to live sustainably as a student

Simple ways to live sustainably as a student

We all know the planet is in trouble, so here are some small ways I do my part and live sustainably as a student: Shopping Buy non perishables like rice and pasta in bulk to reduce the overall packaging you’re using. Buy your fruit and veg loose, either from the supermarket or ideally from a […]

Everything my ‘lost year’ has taught me

Everything my 'lost year' has taught me

Since graduating, the period typically referred to as the ‘lost year,’ I have learnt a number of life lessons. It’s easy to talk about these lessons and ignore or condense the processes and experiences that led me to them. It would be disingenuous of me to say that these lessons did not come with some […]