The deliciously warm summer months are still stretching out ahead of us, but if you’re starting to wonder if there’s anything you can do to have some fun and be prepared for the next academic year, then check out these summer ideas for students to give you a hand.
Remember that the long summer holiday is a great chance to recharge your batteries after a long period of study, so first and foremost, make the most of the time to enjoy yourself, get plenty of rest in, see and do some awesome things and have some fun.
Like the Scouts say – Be Prepared!
In order to make the most of it and not have any wasted weeks, why not define how you want to spend your time?
Preparation is key to this, so have a good, long hard look at all the stuff that’s going on over the next couple of months. Some great stuff to do includes the following ten things:
- Festivals – so many to choose from!
- See the world with a backpack
- Go on holiday
- Up your fitness levels
- Take a road trip – beach day anyone?
- Camp America – an awesome experience for students
- Visit UK cities you’ve never seen before
- Volunteer for something really rewarding
- Spend time with loved ones and people you’ve not seen in ages
- Learn to do something cool, like juggling, bungee jumping or street dancing
How about making a bucket list of all the things you want to do, just so you can really feel you’ve made the most of such a fabulous time to chill out and have some fun?
Whatever your personality is like (or your bank balance) there are always plenty of things going on that will suit you down to the ground. You just gotta look.
Looking ahead to the months after
If you’re heading back to one of the Leicester universities in September/October, there are also a few things that you can do to be prepared and ensure you’re more than ready for what lies ahead.
Four of the most useful things to do before you start back at university are these:
- Ensure you have a great place to live (well in advance)
- Read up on subjects for the next year
- Earn money so you have a buffer while studying
- Grab yourself some work experience doing something you love
Factoring these kind of pastimes into your long summer holiday, in addition to having bags of fun, will mean you have every chance of fully enjoying the next academic year from the get-go.
Things not to do
There’s no need to worry about cramming something into every single day of the long summer holiday, after all, it’s a brilliant time to relax and recharge, but just so you don’t end up regretting never doing all the things you could have done, do yourself a favour…
- Don’t leave your accommodation to the last minute – you can be sure the best places get snapped up first.
- Don’t let yourself get bored and lethargic – this is where making a plan can really set you up for good times ahead.
- Don’t waste all of your money having fun. It’s always a good idea to keep some saved up for when times are tight.
- Take care of yourself, so you’re fighting fit and ready to go when the next academic year does roll around.