The Uni Leaver's Guide to Starting New

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					You’ve graduated – congratulations!
Now what on earth do you do next?

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We hope that you enjoy our package on what to do after leaving Uni and
entering the big, bad world.

Please remember though, these are just tips put together by a web user and
not a financial or medical professional, and should be taken as such.

Enjoy, and best of luck in the working world!
Finding a job!
Graduating is one of the most
important and exciting things that
anyone can do, but from there it’s
important to make sure you find that
first job. While this isn’t always as easy
as we’d like to think, with a bit of
perseverance you’ll get there. Even if it
means travelling further afield than
you originally planned, securing your
first job in the field you studied is the
first step you should consider after Uni.
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Finding a flat!
You’ve secured a job – awesome!
Chances are though, that it might not
be in your home town. You probably
flat-shared at some point during Uni,
but doing so in the working world is a
lot different. Consider how much you
want to spend – can you afford to stay
on your own, or should you try to find
flatmates? Remember that you’ll have
to include council tax in your
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Flatmates themselves!
If you were flatsharing while at Uni,
you probably knew your prospective
flatmates before you moved in. That’s
not always the case after graduation –
make sure you get the chance to meet
the people you’re going to be living
with before moving in anywhere . You’d
be surprised how much of an effect a
bad flatmate can have on an otherwise
idyllic accommodation!
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Learning to budget!
You probably picked up a fair few
money saving habits in your Uni days,
but if you’re working full-time you’re
going to have more money coming in.
However, don’t be silly – live within
your means or you’ll find yourself in
trouble. Similarly, remember you’ll
probably have to pay off your student
loan. Learn how to budget properly –
it’ll serve you well!

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The essentials!
Let’s face it, Mums and Dads were
pretty useful when you were growing
up! They took care of some of the basics
like registering us for a doctors surgery,
as well as setting us up with other
medical items like health insurance.
However, you’ve got to learn to stand
on your own two feet now. If you don’t
know how to take care of the weekly
shop, paying council tax or filling in tax
returns, you’d better learn!
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Don’t be too scared.
It’s all a bit overwhelming at first, but
getting to grips with the working
lifestyle isn’t as hard as it might seem,
and you’ll feel a real sense of
achievement at the end of it.
Remember though, everyone’s been
there, so don’t feel silly asking for
advice from anyone whether that’s
family, flatmates or work colleagues –
if you don’t, then chances are you’ll
never learn.
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