It’s finally happened; you’ve sat the last exam, handed in the last project, and packed up your room. The day has come and you have finished Uni… And now you don’t quite know what to do (Other than drink and nap, of course.) Well have no fear, I’m here to help!
I’m not talking about career goals or large summer plans… I have a separate post all about those here. I’m talking about the small things you can do to remove yourself from the uni bubble and start moving on with your life.
Nothing screams “next chapter” like a brand new computer… But brand new computers cost money, so clearing it so it feels brand new is the next best thing. Get a large chunky hard drive (I have this one* off Amazon), and backup everything. Then, once that backup is done, revel in the joy of removing every essay and lecture note you have stored. While you’re at it, go on your internet browser and delete all Uni-related bookmarks. You’ve finished uni now, so take all that boring education stuff off of your laptop and have it feel like fun again.
Most of us got student bank accounts and cards before going to Uni. If you are part of this majority, it may be worth going back to your bank and checking out the terms of your card. Find out when your overdraft needs paying off, see if you have to do anything to switch cards. It’s worth making sure that you know all the details now so that you don’t end up in a sticky situation down the line.
If you moved out for Uni and you’re anything like me, then your room at home probably doesn’t feel like a permanant room anymore. Get it back to feeling like a personal place of residence, and merge all your stuff back together. (I may do a whole post on this in the coming months, let me know if you’re interested.)
Some of us leave Uni with no concrete plan yet, others leave uni with a grad job starting once the summer is over. If you’re going to have a large chunk of free time following University, it may be worth throwing yourself into a hobby. Uni can be quite a busy and hectic time, and while relaxing for a while afterwards will be fun, you may soon find yourself on a comedown if you have nothing to do. The last thing you want is to start feeling like your social/active life peaked at University and now it’s over. Make some plans, and find things to do. (If you’ve got nothing, I have a whole list here.)
If you’ve finished uni but not yet graduated, now’s the time to finalise all those details if you haven’t already. Check and ensure you’ve sorted the grown rental, the tickets, the outfit, the hotel (if needed) and the celebration meal. And then start counting down the days and getting excited.
And there you have it! Though these are five simple things to help you full emerge from the Uni cocoon once you’ve finished uni, remember that you should also dedicate some time to relaxing. You’ve finished a whole degree, that’s pretty impressive! Go easy on yourself for a while.
Hey, I'm Jasmine Burke. A girl in her twenties fresh out of Uni that's trying to write in any way that she can. I go under the branch of "lifestyle" but honestly, you can find pretty much anything on here.
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