The Mind of a Graduate: An interview with Roger Bretherton

In the face of uncertainty, many final year students have understandably had feelings of deep sadness and disappointment, frustration and anger, and fear and anxiety. 

‘My life is on hold’ is what many are declaring right now. However, this is not the case, your life is not on hold, your calling is not on hold and there is still purpose in uncertainty.

We chatted with Psychologist Roger Bretherton about what's actually going on in the mind of a graduate as they navigate change and grief. If you are a graduate, or know someone graduating this year, do have a watch of the video below! It is packed full of wisdom and top tips on how to not only navigate this time well but how to navigate this time with God!


Know that while uni has shifted, shut down and paused, God hasn't. 

Know that while life seems a to be on hold that God isn't.

Know that while what you had planned has been scrapped, God'd plan for you remains the same.

Class of 2020, come along to the online Prep for Grad sessions to keep processing this and to help work out how to step into a new season well! 

Prep for Grad Session 

The Character course 

Class of 2020 


Katie McLean

Regional Team Leader

It was at university that Katie learnt what it meant to follow Jesus, and she wants to see a generation of students invited to do the same. She loves it when students are bold in their faith and churches are creative in reaching students.

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