Graduation is the finish line of your degree. Your whole time at Essex builds up to that moment when you’re in your funny cap and gown and can proudly say you're an Essex graduate. We asked some fresh graduates (literally as they were coming out of the hall) what advice they would give freshers, and what they would do differently if they did uni again.
Here is what they had to say:
Try as hard you can, especially by the time you get to third year if you don’t do as well. I enjoyed my time here. I don’t know what I’d do differently…maybe, enjoy first year again!
Don’t leave all your work to the last minute. It definitely pays off to get it done to start with.
Don’t get too caught up in it. It’s really important to make friends and have fun. A lot of people who are nervous about uni get bogged down, but it’s important to enjoy the social side as well. First year was quite nerve-racking, but it’s important to surround yourself with people you like and get on with.
Join a society. I joined a bit late and I regret joining so late because you meet lots of people and make so many friends. Also make sure you get your work done early!
Get involved with as much as possible, as early as possible and meet new people from all around the world. Oh, and try a new sport that you’ve never tried before!