The end of an era: my experience of Uni

The past three years have been a rollercoaster- there were times I thought I couldn’t carry on, times when I was unsure I was doing the right degree and times when I was having the best time. Now my time at Uni has come to the end – I wanted to do a roundup of…

How to prepare for the ‘what next after Uni’ question

It’s a question which can leave any outgoing third year feeling a little bit anxious. It’s one often asked when at a social gathering, where the friendly next door neighbour who hasn’t seen you since you were five and used to give you cookies after school is wondering how you’ve been. What’s next after university? It’s…

Using social media when job hunting

Social media is a powerful tool and one that is increasingly important when looking for a job. In a few seconds, recruiters or employers can be finding out all kinds of things about you just from a quick web search and a scroll through your social media profiles. So, if you’re going to be job…

Top tips for graduate scheme applications

Graduate schemes are a great way to start your career, you can keep learning while being paid! But unfortunately, competition for places is very high and the application process can be long and difficult. But here are some of my top tips for making it through! 1. Follow your interests It can be tempting to…

My trip to Peru

Originally posted in Ellie’s blog Merlin’s Beard I will be graduating in September with a BA (Hons) in Media Production and I am moving to Bristol at the end of this week. Now I have to figure out what to do with the rest of my life. As many of you will know, I have…

Graduation: 1 year on

Today marks exactly one year since I graduated from the University of Lincoln, in what can only be described as one of the most special days of my life. For many lucky students, this week will be their turn to robe up, walk through the castle grounds, and exit their time as a student with…

Volunteering abroad after university

Written by Hannah Smith –  Film and Television Student Graduate Leaving education is a daunting prospect for anyone. From the age of four, going to school is all you’ve ever known and when that’s finally over, you’re left wondering, what next? You may find yourself in the fantastic position of entering the working world and…

My journey to a PhD

I’m one of the lucky ones. I’m one of those people who had no idea where they wanted to end up but kept taking the next steps along the path that I liked best, and it has so far, worked out! Maybe luck has less to do with it. Or, maybe it’s not luck at…

The run-up to graduation

After all the late nights in the Library, all the last minute submissions and all the exam stress, there isn’t much time to consider graduation. But, now I come to think about it, the prospect of graduation is very exciting as well as slightly daunting.  Nearly every third year in the country is worrying about what…

What I’ll miss about living in Lincoln

Although Lincoln is a small city, there are a lot of things I will miss about living there now that I have completed my degree and moved back home – I would like to take this opportunity to share a few of them with you. Places to socialise One of the first places my friends and I…

What will you choose to do now?

It can be scary to think about venturing into the real world after three years at uni. Getting up in time for a 9am has seemed like such a struggle for so long, but soon you’ll be doing it 5 days a week. But what path do you take? Graduate schemes, entry-level jobs, travel or…