27 Things to Realise Before You Graduate


With graduation just around the corner, a lot of finalists are starting to realise it’s time to grow up and be a real adult. Here are some ideas to make that transition into the real world that little bit easier.

  1. You need to chase your dream. A wise man once said, you’ve gotta be young, scrappy and hungry. Go for that dream job now, don’t waste time.

2. Pay attention to your mental health. This is so important, the stress and anxiety people realise when leaving Uni can be overwhelming. Make time for mindfulness.

3. Travel lots. Do it while you’re young.

4. Learn to cook. If you haven’t already done this at Uni, learn to cook some basic meals beyond beans on toast.

5. Make time for family

6. Make time for your friends

7. Make time for yourself

8. Get out of bed. Don’t waste time.  http://gty.im/72444531

9. Eat healthy but also eat what you like. Being healthy is so important, but don’t force yourself to have a kale smoothie for breakfast if the taste makes your toes curl. Find healthy choices you like, then it won’t feel like a chore.

10. INDULGE.  Being healthy doesn’t mean you can’t have cake when you want to. http://gty.im/167100264

11. Be sensible with money  http://gty.im/109471093

12. Wake up early

13. Get out your comfort zone. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Get out, explore, break barriers.

14. Speak to someone new

15 Step away from your phone, and get away from technology. 

16.TREAT YO’SELF. It’s so important.

17. Look after yourself

18. Cut out toxic people. You’re not going to stay friends with everyone from Uni, and you shouldn’t want to either.

19. Realise online friends aren’t real friends

20. Realise you’re going to lose some friends

21. Never stop learning. Take a class, read, don’t let you’re education stop at the end of your degree.

22. Broken relationships are not worth it. Don’t waste time while you’re young.

23. Work out. Get your fitness up while you’re young.

24. Have fun. Work hard, play hard. Most people are as happy as they choose to be.

25. Realise you can’t have everything. It’s always going to seem like there’s someone else who has a better job, makes better money, and has a better love life than you. Get over it and appreciate what you’ve got.

26. Question everything

27. Don’t settle…but be realistic. Chase your dreams, but work for them too.


Editor 2015-16. Politics Editor 2014-15. Third year Politics and Economics student, I've written for every section but primarily write politics, opinion and news pieces. I also write for The Edge, Kettle Mag, The National Student, The Student Times and the Independent and do lots of work with Surge Radio.

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