5 things I've learnt since graduating from University

In just 2 weeks I will be approaching my 2 year anniversary working full time for the Retail Office, that’s 2 years since the end of my exams and of being in the “real world” – a scary thought.. am I really that old? This past two years have taught me a lot about myself and a  few important lessons, that I wish to share with you.

1.       Your friendship groups will change

After graduation your friendship group will gradually get smaller, and you quickly realise who your real friends are. You will have those friends who will stay in your life forever, the ones you will watch proudly as they move through the stages in their life (new jobs, engagements, buying their first homes), but you will also loose contact with many of them – an occasional Facebook ‘like’ may well be your only social interaction. But that’s ok. One thing I’ve learnt since graduating Uni is that a small group of true friends is much better than lots of flaky ones!

 2.       Enjoy what you do

We spend the majority of our waking life in work, so make sure it’s something you really want to dedicate your time and energy to. Follow your ... read more

Posted On 09/05/2014
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Hannah's Intern Diary- Home Sweet Home

This Bank Holiday weekend I went ‘home’ home… i.e. back to my parents’ house. This isn’t something I do very often, largely due to the fact that I am currently carless and despite being only an hour and a half away, via public transport it’s a torturous 3 or so hour trek involving multiple buses and trains. This weekend, however, I was able to catch a ride with my sister who lives just up the road in Newcastle. Don’t get me wrong, I love Durham, however being from Whitby I do miss the seaside; that moment on the drive home when the sea just comes into view is something quite special for me.

Without doubt one of the best things about going home is being ‘looked after’, permission is granted to regress to your childhood and let mum and dad do everything for you. I used to appreciate this when I was a student but even more so now that I am working full time. Although I am now technically a ‘proper’ grown up with a job, I have to admit that I still live in some ways like a student… my fridge always seems to be empty to be yet at ... read more

Posted On 08/05/2014
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