So university has finally come to an end. For many new graduates, it’s their first step outside full-time education, which has been a part of daily life since that first day at primary school.
Like all major life changes, the end of university brings with it a mix of feelings – excitement, inspiration and a sense of freedom on one hand. But on the other, confusion, doubts about the future and even periods of sadness and depression as you begin to adjust to the change.
All transitions involve some measure of the unknown (even if you are moving back into Mum and Dad’s spare bedroom… initially). But there are plenty of things within your control, too. Practical steps like planning your future finances can make you feel more in charge and set you up for the first steps into your new life. And there’s plenty to look forward to as you enter the world of work – yes, you’ll have less time to spend on Buzzfeed, but there’s the enticing prospect of having more money at your disposal, and being able to save towards your future.
Here are a few ideas you may want to include in your post-uni action plan …