Co-founder of HelloGrads

Sophie Phillipson, 26, started HelloGrads with mum Julie when the duo realised the extent of the problem today’s students face upon leaving university: a mismatch between the growing graduate population and the availability of graduate-level jobs, massive student debts, an unaffordable and largely unregulated rental market, and a lack of financial know-how. is the go-to place to help ease the transition from academia, with life skills, tips and shared experiences from grads and experts in-the-know. Covering personal finance, careers, renting, mental health, and more, it’s for anyone who feels underprepared for life after university.