Graduate advice

Six extracurricular activities to add to your CV

Wondering how you can add a little extra to your CV? We’ve already covered whether you should include your hobbies, but here are five extracurricular activities you might want to add to your CV:

The Gradlife – What not to do over the summer

Four key things to avoid to help make 2017 a summer to remember – and what you can do over the break to help improve your career prospects.

The Gradlife – How to cope with mental health issues as a student

We talked to a current student, who shared her experiences of how she coped with being at university full-time whilst living with anxiety and depression.

The Gradlife – How to get experience (without experience)

Our blogger, Lydia Randall, gives her top tips on how to build your work experience (when all the jobs you apply for ask for experience to get started).

The Gradlife – What needs to go?

To help you work out what needs to take precedence (and what needs to go), Lydia Randall gives some of her top tips on how to get your priorities sorted.

The Gradlife – Where is this going (and how to tell if you need a break)

Our blogger, Lydia Randall, on how some relationship clichés can apply to your course, your career & beyond – and what to do next if you reach a crossroads.

The Gradlife – How to turn a loss into a win

Our graduate blogger, Lydia Randall, explains how learning to embrace losses could help move your life – and your career – forward.

What are the different degree levels?

Thinking about going to uni? There’s more than one way to get a degree. To make your options clearer, here’s everything you need to know about the most common degree levels:

The Gradlife – Five benefits of being a Christmas temp

Our graduate blogger, Lydia Randall, talks about the benefits of working over the Christmas period – whether you love it, or loathe it.

The Gradlife – Working your way into work experience

Our graduate blogger, Lydia, talks about how she found great work experience placements – and gives her top tips on how to find one that works for you.

Meet Lydia:’s first graduate blogger

We spoke to Lydia to find out more about her role, and she’s using her own experience to help graduates find their perfect post-uni position:

What can I do with my English degree?

When it comes to using your English degree, communication is key. To make sure you know what’s out there, here’s what you can actually do with your English degree:

Six reasons to join a grad scheme

Finally getting over the shock of graduation? It’s time to start using your degree. We’ve already covered what you need to know about graduate schemes, but here are six reasons you should consider joining one:

Eight things all recent graduates are tired of hearing

When you graduate, it seems like everyone is an expert on employment. We’ve already covered 10 things you wish you could tell your pre-graduate self, but here are eight things all recent graduates are tired of hearing:

How to: Prepare for your first year at uni

Not feeling ready for uni? We can help with that. To make sure you’re ready to become a fresher, here’s how to prepare for your first year:

Student loans: What you need to know

Confused about student loans? You’re not alone. To help you get to grips with it all, here are a few key things you need to know, and how to apply for them.

What can I do with my Science degree?

Not sure where a scientific background can take you? It’s time to consider your options. To make sure you know what’s out there, here’s what you can actually do with your science degree:

Class of 2016

To help you gain some insight into the hopes and expectations of the class of 2016, we surveyed over 2000 current students and graduates with their career prospects in mind. Here’s what we found out:

Post-university checklist

Graduation: The beginning of freedom, or the end of an era? To help you to deal with life after getting your degree in the right way, here’s our comprehensive post-university checklist:

Applying for graduate jobs

Finding the right graduate role for you isn’t always easy. To help maximise your chances of success, here’s our advice on how to apply for graduate jobs:

Graduate schemes: What you need to know

Not sure what a grad scheme is? You’re not alone. To make sure you’re clued up on exactly what they entail, here are a few key things you need to know about graduate schemes:

The most in-demand graduate employers 2016

Struggling to find your perfect match? Here are some of the most in-demand graduate employers hiring with in 2016:

What graduate employers really want

Entering the world of employment after university can be tough. So, to help boost your application, here are a few key things that graduate employers are really looking for in their ideal hire:

How to: Stop freaking out about graduating

Change can sometimes be scary. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be positive. To help diffuse the emotional panic, here are a few useful tips that could stop you freaking out about graduating: