Life After University
Life After University
You can’t be a student forever, and although you may not want to think about leaving those carefree, glory days behind, reality will arrive before you know it! It’s time to wave goodbye to long lie-ins, say adieu to late nights at the local student bars – you’ve graduated and now’s the time to get on out there and join the big wide world.
Where will I live?
Once your studies end so too does your student accommodation. There are a couple of choices you will consider:
1. Move back home – can you really face it?
2. Rent or buy your own place – can you really afford it?
3. Share a place with your Uni mates.
We think we know what the best option is!
Sharing the rent with friends not only helps from a financial point of view, but it also means that you’ll be able to keep the fun times coming and enjoy some of the best parts of a student lifestyle for a little longer. Hopefully, by now you’ll know who you can handle living with and be familiar with each other’s quirks, so there shouldn’t be too many surprises when you get your own place together.
How will I make money?
You’ve got your degree, now you need to put it to good use. Time to get yourself a job and start earning some dollars!
The best place to start is to make sure your CV is up to scratch. You’ll also have to be prepared to spend hours scrolling through job websites and writing out job applications. But don’t be put off – it will all be worth it.
The good news is that there are some amazing opportunities around for graduates, and whilst you’re waiting for your dream job to come along, why not get some part-time work to ensure you can pay the bills. After all, it’s likely you’ll still be paying off any student loans or debts you may have racked up, and they’re certainly not going to disappear all by themselves.
How can I break my student habits?
Right, let’s take a long hard look at all those student habits you’ve developed over the past few years, you’re certainly not going to get away with them for much longer, so now’s the time to address them.
Firstly, you’re going to have to start thinking about your diet, because you can’t go through life surviving on nothing but noodles and beer, especially if you want to impress your new boss, partner, or workmates! As the saying goes, you are what you eat, and ensuring you get a good balance of all the right nutrients will have you powered up to perform your best in all manner of different ways. Start the day with a nutritious protein-based breakfast, always make sure you stop for some lunch and try to cut down on the intake of takeaways and fast food!
A healthy diet will give you a boost in your energy levels, however, if you’re still in the habit of staying up late on a boxset binge but you’re now having to get up early to go to work, before long you’re going to get seriously sleep deprived. Try to regulate your sleep by getting into the habit of switching off any screens by a certain time and having some down time to unwind before going to bed. Whether it’s having a bath or reading in bed, it will help you relax and should see you snoozing in no time at all. Don’t worry, we’re not saying get rid of the lie-ins altogether – that’s what weekends are for!
Making the transition from student to adult life is never easy as it comes with a whole new world of responsibilities that you’ve never even had to consider before. But there is life after university and Scape can help set the foundations so that you are fully equipped to cope with whatever life throws at you.