I have looked into the percentages of graduates and students moving away from home and their concerns regarding this through surveys and focus groups.
I have discovered that 53% of students are either very or slightly concerned about how to dress for a graduate job and 86% of these people will probably be moving away from home.
Although moving away and starting a new job is stressful enough as it is, I found that one of the biggest worries for students leaving home is being lonely and struggling to know where to socialise. In fact two thirds of people I asked confirmed that they were very concerned about this and unsure of how to go about making new friends.
I proposed the idea of going to events in their local area organized by a magazine aimed at graduates and the response by many was positive – and only 2% of the people that I surveyed said that they probably wouldn’t be interested in going with just under half admitting that they would go just to make friends and network regardless of the event.
Survey conducted via survey monkey – 28 responses
Focus group conducted with 5 students aged between 20 and 25 all looking to leave home when they graduate.