23 episodes

Struggling to get a job? Trying to find the balance between socialising and saving? Suffering with anxiety about the future? The Guide to Life After University is the podcast to help graduates navigate life after their degree. With relatable stories and expert advice, this show is designed to support you as you move from full-time student to full-time adult. From mortgages to mindset blocks to dealing with rejection and changing careers, this podcast will teach you everything you didn't learn in school and support you in the highs and lows of graduate life.


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The Guide to Life After University Jess Bacon

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 16 Ratings

Struggling to get a job? Trying to find the balance between socialising and saving? Suffering with anxiety about the future? The Guide to Life After University is the podcast to help graduates navigate life after their degree. With relatable stories and expert advice, this show is designed to support you as you move from full-time student to full-time adult. From mortgages to mindset blocks to dealing with rejection and changing careers, this podcast will teach you everything you didn't learn in school and support you in the highs and lows of graduate life.


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    Business, Creativity and Personal Growth with Polly Vadasz

    Business, Creativity and Personal Growth with Polly Vadasz

    This week I had the pleasure of interviewing the Founder of Sighh Studio, Polly Vadasz. As a business owner, designer and all-round creative, Polly shares how she’s scaled the business that she started from her bedroom as a teenager into the beloved brand it is today.
    Here, Polly discusses the importance of investing in personal growth to be able to confidently move forward and evolve in a personal and professional capacity, as well as how to find the joy within a creative job when your passion becomes your business. She also offers practical advice for young people looking to pursue creative careers.
    After tripling their revenue in 2020, Sighh Studio is more popular than ever due to Polly’s passion, perseverance and ability to adapt and evolve year on year.
    Find out more about Polly Vadasz and Sighh Studio.
    Hosted by Jess Bacon

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    • 40 min
    21: How to Start a Personal Brand with Vix Meldrew

    21: How to Start a Personal Brand with Vix Meldrew

    In this episode, Vix Meldrew, Founder of Grow & Glow shares her advice on how to start a personal brand online and the benefits of sharing your passions online. From teacher to blogger to business owner, Vix has done what some people only dream of: changed her career, ditched the 9-5 and managed to turn her passion into her full-time job.  

    Here, Vix shares how to work through those limiting beliefs and finally get started on building that business or brand you've been thinking about.

    Find out more about Vix's membership, Grow & Glow, here.
    Find Vix on Instagram here.

    Hosted by Jess Bacon 
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    • 23 min
    How to get into Journalism with Beth Kirkbride

    How to get into Journalism with Beth Kirkbride

    This week I am joined by Beth Kirkbride, the Founder of The Indiependent. Beth has a wealth of experience as a Journalist with bylines in Cosmopolitan and the Metro, and Editor as she is the Music Editor for The Indiependent alongside her full-time job.

    Here, Beth shares her advice for aspiring journalists from how to manage your side hustle alongside a full-time job to how to deal with the inevitable rejections. If you want to become a journalist, but are unsure how to break into the industry, Beth's advice is invaluable.

    Follow Beth on Twitter and Instagram
    Follow The Indiependent on Twitter and Instagram

    Hosted by Jess Bacon. 
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    • 21 min
    How to Save and have a Social Life with This Girl Talks Money

    How to Save and have a Social Life with This Girl Talks Money

    Ellie Austin-Williams is the founder of This Girl Talks Money the platform to help millennial women figure out how to use money as a tool to facilitate the lifestyle they want without missing out on the things they love doing most. 
    Here, Ellie shares how important it is to know why you’re saving, how to change your spending habits and start asking yourself the tough questions such as do I even want to buy a house?
    If you’re struggling to find the balance between overspending and saving, Ellie is here to help you clarify your budget, start a saving goal and ultimately realise what it is you're saving for. 
    Find out more about what Ellie can offer you at This Girl Talks Money. 
    Ellie’s podcast: Money Unfiltered
    Hosted by Jess Bacon

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    • 32 min
    How to become a Lawyer with Megan Hulme

    How to become a Lawyer with Megan Hulme

    Megan Hulme is a trainee solicitor at Trowers & Hamlins, one of the top 40 law firms in the UK. Since her graduation, Megan has accumulated a wealth of knowledge in the legal sector, which she shares online with aspiring lawyers at It’s all Hear Say.  
    Megan is breaking down some of the barriers within the legal industry to open the discourse and encourage young law graduates to collaborate and support each other in a highly competitive industry. 
    Here Megan shares her personal experience as a law graduate trying to get an entry level job, as well as practical tips for interviews, building your CV and creating those vital professional connections.

    Connect with Megan on LinkedIn.

    Hosted by Jess Bacon. 

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    • 25 min
    We need to b&together to support Young People’s Mental Health

    We need to b&together to support Young People’s Mental Health

    In this episode, I speak to the Maddy, a second-year English student and the Awareness Officer of the student led mental health charity, b&together. 
    b&together is a non-profit founded by students at St Andrews University in 2020. The charity now has over seven branches in different universities across the UK to support students through the pandemic and mental health crisis. 
    Here, Maddy offers an insight into student’s mental health during lockdown from the charity’s own research as well as her own personal experience and how the charity can benefit young people across the country. 
    If you would like to get involved with b&together find out more here. 
    Check out B&together on Instagram
    Find Jess Bacon, the host, on Instagram
    If you are struggling with an Eating disorder, please do check out the UK's Eating Disorder charity beat and their support services here. 

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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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Incredible Podcast

I am so glad I found this beautiful podcast ! So informative and explores a diverse range of amazing topics and every episode is full of golden gems of wisdom ! The effort that must go into making this podcast is much appreciated !

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Utterly fantastic!

This podcast is beautifully put together and Jess is a great host. I always learn something new and it’s so comforting to hear others’ experiences after university.

plily99 ,

Amazingly Helpful and Reassuring

The adjustment from university to moving back home has proven a struggle for me, however this podcast has really helped me feel less alone! It discusses such wonderful and insightful topics...I can’t wait to hear more!

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