Grad Bites: Tackling Life after Uni

Leaving university can be both exciting and daunting. We spoke to Emma Rafferty, a qualified primary school teacher, about the things that worry students when embarking on their post-uni journey, including finances and facing the unknown. She gives helpful tips for life after uni, including how to deal with stress.



About Emma:

Emma studied Primary Education at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, where she gained her Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) status. She specialises in early years education. After graduating, she worked in London for her NQT year, before deciding she wanted to work in international education and so worked for 5 years in Dubai and Budapest. She has recently moved back to the UK where she will work freelance in different teaching settings.

Emma is happy to be contacted for support or to answer specific questions re teaching:

See more from Emma:

Grad Bites: Getting into Teaching
In this short video, Emma talks about school life, tips for joining the profession & why she loves teaching so much!

How to Become a Teacher
How to get into teaching & what to expect as a newly qualified teacher


Find out more about life after uni:

Grad Bites: Top Tips for Graduates
Recent graduates & business professionals share their top tips for new graduates. Find out what they wish they had known when they graduated!


Grad Bites: Leaving Uni – The Job Search
Adam tells us what to expect from the job search, where to start with research & effective ways of contacting prospective employers