Have you graduated yet?: Yes
What city do you live in?: London
Where do you live?: At home
What’s your current working situation?: Looking for work
What do you think you’ve struggled with the most after leaving education?
Since leaving university, I have struggled most with the change in environment/ lifestyle. For instance, being able to do trivial tasks like washing clothes, going out at any time during the day or simply having a relaxing day. Before university I was not independent but at university I became independent and more self confident. However, now that I am back home, I have reverted back to my old habits and I feel as if this has effected my mentality and motivation to do the things I want to do.
What do you wish you’d known or had done before leaving university?
I wish I had taken part in more extra curricular activities, to further explore my interests. Even if it was to simply have fun. I also wish that I had made more time to explore various career options.
Do you think there’s enough resources out there for young people making the transition from education to adult life?
No, most definitely not. I knew the transition would be hard but not this hard.
Thank you to Orianne for sharing her experiences of graduate life!