Have you graduated yet?: Yes
What city do you live in?: Sheffield
Where do you live?: At home with parents, brother and sister
What’s your current working situation?: Studying MSc Dietetics
What do you think you’ve struggled with the most after leaving education?
I didn’t have the self-confidence to work towards my aspirations and goals after graduating. My mental health took a battering during my time at university and I left with very low self-esteem. I feel like this held me back from applying for the masters I’d always been wanting to do.
What do you wish you’d known or had done before leaving university?
The impact university life can have on mental health and where to find help. To take advantage of opportunities even if they seem a little scary. That impostor syndrome is a lot more common than you think and it doesn’t mean you are one!!
Do you think there’s enough resources out there for young people making the transition from education to adult life? (If so, what? If not, what do you want to see more of?)
Not enough – I think universities could do more to support students and to set them up for life after graduation.
Thank you to Ellie for sharing her experiences of graduate life!