Now that we are years out of it, I am able to recognize that what I suffered from was post-traumatic stress. What saved me was my ability to talk about it. My willingness to be an open book helped me work through some of my feelings. It wasn't easy, especially considering the fact that many people were very uncomfortable talking about my experience and my feelings surrounding it.
The increase in the numbers of graduates has shown that the UK can produce large numbers of high-skilled people. A common criticism of university graduates is that they end up doing jobs that do not require a degree. What is needed is not fewer graduates, but an increase both in high-skilled jobs and in employers who are prepared to take responsibility for developing their staff to get them into these jobs.