Coursing through college? Undertaking uni?
Let’s face it: these are the best years of your life. You’ll want to remember them.
Photos can record your precious memories forever, but the social media sites we upload them to aren’t permanent.
If you’re putting all your eggs in one basket by uploading your precious photos to social media, remember what happened to Bebo, Friendster, MySpace, and countless others – they went the way of the dodo, along with all their photos.
There’s only one surefire way to guarantee your photos will be safe forever: a printed yearbook.
Yearbooks aren’t just for schools; more and more university and college leavers are reaping the benefits of yearbooks.
The benefits of yearbooks
Your yearbook project is an opportunity to prove yourself to future employers. Every yearbook project has a number of different roles to fill, and these look great on your CV.
First and foremost, yearbooks need project management. There’s also opportunities for photographers, copywriters, quality assurance, and marketing, as you need to get the word out about your yearbook project. Design-oriented students can even pad their portfolio if you design your yearbook project using Yearbook Hub.
Nowadays, employers are looking for extracurricular involvement that extends beyond your academic studies, particularly when hiring recent graduates. This is your chance to showcase your skills.
What could I include?
Yearbooks work great with photos from Student Union events, club and society functions, halls, trips, classes, end-of-year exhibitions (if you’re on an Art course), and graduation day.
They’re also the ideal place to give messages of hope and encouragement for the future, wish people luck, and even connect with your classmates to plant the seeds of future career and networking opportunities.
Some of your lecturers, tutors, and well-known faces from around the university campus could also be encouraged to leave messages in your yearbook (chocolate works particularly well as a bribe for this purpose).
Here to help
Much of this blog focuses on secondary school yearbooks, but our advice and tips transfer just as well into college and university yearbooks. If you’re currently in the process of making your yearbook, or if you just like the idea of it, have a look around at our yearbook themes or page ideas – you’re sure to find something useful.
How do I get started?
If you’re interested in making a yearbook, contact one of our advisers using the chat window in the bottom-right of this page.
If you want to click around a Yearbook Hub demo account, you can get started straight away from your Internet browser. Here’s our quick guide to getting started.