Students who graduated in 2008 faced a challenging labour market as a result of the financial crash. In this series of case studies graduates of 2008 talk about the challenges they faced and offer advice to students graduating in similar circumstances.

Case studies from the Class of 2008

Class of 2008 case study: Alan Deans (Teaching Qualification: Adult Literacies)

Alan explains how the 2008 financial crash affected his career journey and offers advice to students graduating in tough economic conditions.

Class of 2008 case study: Edward Statton (International Relations and Economics graduate)

Edward explains how the 2008 financial crash affected his career journey and offers advice to students graduating in tough economic conditions.

Class of 2008 case study: History graduate working as a Detective Constable

Read how the 2008 financial crash affected the career journey this History graduate and their advice for students graduating in tough economic conditions.

Class of 2008 case study: Genevieve Chavarria (English Literature graduate)

Read how the 2008 financial crash affected the career journey this English Literature graduate and their advice for students graduating in tough economic conditions.

Class of 2008 case study: Sarah Paget (History and International Relations graduate)

Read how the 2008 financial crash affected the career journey this History and International Relations graduate and their advice for students graduating in tough economic conditions.

Class of 2008 case study: Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Read how the 2008 financial crash affected the career journey this History with Language and Linguistics graduate and their advice for students graduating in tough economic conditions.

Class of 2008 case study: Elisabeth Lamers-Schmidt (Genetics graduate)

Read how the 2008 financial crash affected the career journey this Genetics (Immunology) graduate and their advice for students graduating in tough economic conditions.

Class of 2008 case study: Daniel Wolk (Economics graduate)

Daniel explains how the 2008 financial crash affected his career journey and offers advice to students graduating in tough economic conditions.

Class of 2008 case study: Jennifer Hill (French and Spanish graduate)

Read how the 2008 financial crash affected the career journey this French and Spanish graduate and their advice for students graduating in tough economic conditions.

Class of 2008 case study: Ijeoma Okoye (Masters in International Commercial Law)

Read how the 2008 financial crash affected the career journey this International Commercial Law graduate and their advice for students graduating in tough economic conditions.

Class of 2008 case study: Aileen Gleeson (Civil/ Structural Engineering graduate)

Aileen explains how the 2008 financial crash affected her career journey and offers advice to students graduating in tough economic conditions.

Class of 2008 case study: Katie Winstanley (History graduate)

Katie explains how the 2008 financial crash affected her career journey and offers advice to students graduating in tough economic conditions.

Class of 2008 case study: Daniel Molyneux (Chemistry graduate)

Daniel explains how the 2008 financial crash affected his career journey and offers advice to students graduating in tough economic conditions.

Class of 2008 case study: Brian Muguto (Management graduate)

Brian explains how the 2008 financial crash affected his career journey and offers advice to students graduating in tough economic conditions.

Class of 2008 case study: Honore Dairou (Integrated Petroleum Geosciences graduate)

Honore explains how the 2008 financial crash affected his career journey and offers advice to students graduating in tough economic conditions.

Class of 2008 case study: Mhairi Gowans (History and Art History graduate)

Mhairi explains how the 2008 financial crash affected her career journey and offers advice to students graduating in tough economic conditions.

Class of 2008 case study: Elaine Packer (Zoology graduate)

Elaine explains how the 2008 financial crash affected her career journey and offers advice to students graduating in tough economic conditions.