Six Things I've Learnt Since Graduating

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

It's been a year now since I graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Psychology (check out my Graduation post if you haven't already) and I thought I would share with you the things I've learnt over this past year.

1./You still won't know what you want to do with your life
I've spent this last year studying for a masters in Forensic Psychology as I didn't want to enter the working world as soon as I finished my degree as there was still so much I wanted to learn about the subject. Having studied it for a year, I now know I don't want to stay in the field of Psychology, instead, I'm now looking at going into research. However, whilst a lot of my friends are in full time employment, they still aren't convinced it's the job they want forever and very few people stick to their first job after uni. So it's absolutely fine if you're still worrying about what career path to take as no one expects you to have all of the answers as soon as you graduate.

2./It's no longer acceptable to stay in bed all day
Gone are the days where you had no lectures or you were so hungover that a day in bed watching Netflix was totally acceptable. Living at home with the parents ensures that this is something I can never get away with, even if you've moved out, it's likely that a full time job prevents you from being able to laze in bed all day.

3./You now have a tonne of responsibilities
You now have to think about career prospects, saving to move out, cooking and cleaning etc. At uni, you had free money every term, you just had yourself to worry about so pasta for dinner every night was totally acceptable and let's face it, no one cleans a student house. 

4./It's not okay to get drunk on a daily basis
Okay, even at uni I didn't get drunk on a daily basis, but even if you did, it was fine, no one judged you. Although I started to go out less as my time at uni went on, I went out on average 2 times a week. If I did that now, my parents would be seriously worried about me!

5./You make lifelong friends
Although I don't see my uni friends as much as I'd like, I know that I have friends for life. Over the three years we shared so much together that we're always going to get along and when you do catch up, it's like you saw each other yesterday. 

6./You no longer have free time
I am constantly busy, whether it's work, masters work or seeing friends, I never have any free time. Whereas at uni, although I went out a lot, I lived with my friends so we didn't have to meet up as such and I'd spend the evenings that I wasn't out, just chilling and watching TV - something I rarely have time for anymore.


  1. I can totally relate to the 'no free time' thing :( and also not necessarily knowing what you want to do right out of uni xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. Yeah it's so weird how much extra time I had at uni!

  2. I love seeing different posts like this! Congratulations on graduating from uni and I'm sure what you want to do will become very clear at some point xx


    1. Thank you so much Liz and thank you for reading my post(:


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