Welcome back for the final post in my Surviving Graduation blog post series!
In this series I’ve discussed habits for new graduates and how to job hunt like a pro. I’ve really enjoyed discussing the issues facing new graduates at this time of year- tackling those big questions that can seem so daunting after you finish your degree, especially during these difficult times.
But today I wanted to talk about the fun thing about finishing your degree- graduation! Unfortunately, I didn’t get a graduation due to covid restrictions- and I know a lot of students are in the same position this year too.
So, I’ve come up with 10 unique, inventive ways to celebrate your graduation- without needing the formal ceremony, and all of them fun and exciting ways to commemorate this important time in your life!
Cook your favourite meal
It might sound basic, but cooking your favourite meal is the perfect unique way to celebrate graduation. Whether it’s ordering a pizza or cooking a delicious home-cooked meal- treat yourself!
When you’ve just finished a degree it’s sometimes easy to forget just how amazing that is! You’ve put in a lot of work- and you need to come down from any exam stress. Take time to do whatever relaxes you when you’ve just graduated.
Go for a day trip
If you’ve spent all your time working and writing for deadlines, you probably need to get away from your desk after graduation! Arrange a cute day trip somewhere to get a much-needed change of scenery.
Go to the pub
There’s nothing better than popping to the pub with family or friends to celebrate graduation. Toast your achievements and enjoy some quality pub time now that it’s possible to meet up with other households.
With the clubs starting to open over the summer, celebrate your graduation with some dancing! There’s no better way to de-stress and it could be just what you need after studying, exams, and getting dreaded University results.
See your Uni friends
If you’ve been doing your final year from home, which is the case for many students, then one of the best ways to celebrate graduation is to be around like-minded students in the same position as you!
Visit your Uni friends and relive pre-covid University times.
Take “graduation” photos
This is an amazing way to celebrate graduation! Me and a friend took a few graduation photos outside the University of Sheffield as we couldn’t get to York, and this provided the perfect unique celebration of all my hard work in the previous 3 years.
Get some cocktails
I love toasting an accomplishment with a gorgeous cocktail! Celebrate graduation in style with your friends or family by going out for a few cocktails or to your favourite bar.
Frame your certificate
When you receive your University certificate, place it in a special place or frame it to celebrate graduation and show off your achievements.
Host a garden party
As we get into July, celebrate graduation with your friends and family with a fun BBQ, outdoor meeting, or garden party!
And that’s the end of my blog post series all about surviving graduation! Whether you’ve just started your degree or you’re looking for graduation tips as a current graduate- I hope this blog series has provided some help, some ideas, and a bit of fun!
What do you think of my unique ways to celebrate your graduation? Do you have any ideas for celebrating your graduation? Have you enjoyed reading this blog post series?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x