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PyroWillGOLD Member
HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
4,437 posts
Location: Staines, United Kingdom

As of yesterday my university degree has finished! Don#t really even know what to do now, have a sit down maybe, have't slept in 58 hours and counting.

Now I can actually give time to learning new tricks and hanging out with my friends.

Anyone else got any good experiences with finishing uni? The big bad world is a scary place.


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Mr ChutneySILVER Member
1,712 posts
Location: Bristol,UK

Congratulations Will biggrin

Now you can go and get the treatment you need (are you sure you're not contagious? I found a g... AHEM.. nevermind).

Hope to see you soon wink

rin_666SILVER Member
223 posts
Location: cambridge, United Kingdom

when I finished my degree all of my mates and I went out and got completly was the best time ever. Really sad though as well cos we were all saying goodbye

Wild ChildSILVER Member
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Location: Cheshire, United Kingdom

bouncebounce2 clap Well done Will - you made it.

As to experience, i started a job about 3 days after my last exam so i didn't get any freetime frown

So make the best of yours or you'll end up like me - anticipating retirement so I can bumble around the country catching up with people I don't see nearly enough of! ubblol


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The Tea FairySILVER Member
old hand
853 posts
Location: Behind you...

ditto avoid starting work for as long as possible! Unless you need the money I guess...

I remember starting work a few days after my last exam, after a few weeks it felt like ages since I was at uni. I miss it so much! Now it just feels like the past 3 years have been a bit of a blur, I'm feeling pretty disorientated in terms of what I want to do with my life and where I want to eventually be... it didn't help that I studied social anthropology, it doesn't really set you up for any particular career apart from being a lecturer, social researcher or an actual anthropologist... all of which require even more postgraduate training and study.

wave Good luck to all the new uni leavers!

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animatEdBRONZE Member
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3,540 posts
Location: Bristol UK

I have a year left. I've been thinking about this sort of thing for a while though. It's a bit of a scary thought.

But then I thought, hang on, I've had a full time job before... where's the worry?

and then I think: What will I actually use my degree for? I can speak spanish, and have a bit of paper to prove it. cool.

Remember that ANY job you get doesn't have to be forever if you don't want it to be. What I'm trying to say is, there's no need to sit around getting miserable because your dream job isn't waiting for you as soon as you get that photo taken of you with a mortar board on your head. Any job will do, until something better comes along.

But when you're famous, directing movies and making lots of money, if you ever need a crystal ball manipulator... wink

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Be Water My Friend.

TheBovrilMonkeySILVER Member
Liquid Cow
2,629 posts
Location: High Wycombe, England

Nice one Will smile

Since you've now got nothing to do, you can get on with making me a zombie film.
I might let you catch up on sleep a bit first though, if you're lucky wink

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

steaksSILVER Member
former manc tour guide
1,909 posts
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Congrats Will. Does this mean your now a profesional idiot? ubblol
& you can actually make it up for a manchester meet this weekend? (it's Skribbles burbday on Sunday as well wink )

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AdeSILVER Member
Are we there yet?
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pineapple peteSILVER Member
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Location: melbourne, Australia

congrats hug smile

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Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
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13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia

Congrats man! hug

I so wish I was where you are!!

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

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Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

PyroWillGOLD Member
HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
4,437 posts
Location: Staines, United Kingdom

Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement! Including yours Dave wink .

So anyway the update on Will is, I have a job set up for me,. For those who don't know I plan on working on the film industry. Well, I'm now the production runner for the film production of Mamma Mia, starring pierce brsonan and meryl streep, pretty cool, means I got to be at Pinewood studios from the 11th June for a 4 month shoot, pretty exciting biggrin

But I'd still rather be chilling at home doing nothing! wink

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

Mr MajestikSILVER Member
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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear, Australia

i'v e got two weeks to go to finish my first semester of uni, does that cout? biggrin hopefully i'll pass ubblol

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328 posts
Location: uk

This brings back some memories, I think there was about a six week break between finishing a psych degree and starting work in a residential unit, that was nearly four years ago, I'm currently working towards a doctorate in clinical psych so you could say I never really left uni though.


GidgBRONZE Member
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Location: Portland Oregon USA

Congrats Will! hug

Don't do anything! If you can afford it just take this time and chill. Life can get busy real fast.

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MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

For me, once I finished university, I was spat out into a strange world where not everyone was young and brilliant...

...and then I went to medical school, where everyone was brilliant, most were young, and a fair number were smarter than me. This experience thoroughly worked me over head to toe and spat me out four years later...

...into residency. And now I'm applying for fellowships.

So I've never been spat out of school into an empty space, adrift to roam and find myself. I've always known the next step, always been looking forward to the next phase.

But after fellowship, I might have one of those moments... That mythical moment when you are done, you know everything you need to know, and you are ready to start being a doctor on your own...

...and you need a job. There won't be soul-searching because I know exactly what my specialty is. But oh lordy lordy there WILL be job-searching. shrug


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TinklePantsGOLD Member
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4,219 posts
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr, United Kingdom

Congrats willy smile

erm you sent me two blank texts a few days ago too confused lol

You now have no excuse for late night partying. Now it's time to grow up sadly.

That means limiting yourself to a social tipple, not a binge.
You will be waking up and finding yourself in your own bed, not curled up by a toilet bowl in someone's house, someone you don't even know.
Going to bed at 10pm. Wearing striped pj's, and having comfortable slippers. Always remembering to brush your teeth every night....

Nah just kidding.
Stay young for as long as you can!


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LazyAngelGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK

congratulations mate!

wish you much luck in the big bad world, but by the sounds of it, you've got it pretty sorted (in the short term) smile


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LarrySILVER Member
Electro Ponce!
383 posts
Location: Hull!, United Kingdom

I finish on monday! eek

you still around Hull dude? wanna make some money?

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Just_Another_Clownold hand
965 posts
Location: London

Congratulations Will. I on the otherhand will be starting Uni in the coming months eek I cant wait biggrin biggrin

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A:"One, but another 99 others saying,'I could do that if I only practised more'" biggrin biggrin

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steaksSILVER Member
former manc tour guide
1,909 posts
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

 Written by: Just Another Clown

Congratulations Will. I on the otherhand will be starting Uni in the coming months eek I cant wait biggrin biggrin

So you have another 3-4 years left before you leave?
That works, gieve me time to visit North America and then try and save up some more cash to emigrate. I will hold you to our agreement made last year on helping each other to set up self contained living wink hug

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