After all the late night study sessions and worries of how to stretch your shopping budget beyond pot noodles, this is it: university is over and you are finally free to enjoy your summer holidays!
Yet while many will be glad to leave their academic commitments behind, there’s a good majority who will miss their social life. Here’s a roundup of the most common thoughts students will have during their summer break:
1. I can get up and go to bed whenever I want. To be fair, several students probably did this regardless – but knowing they have no lectures to attend, will definitely be feeling a lot less guilty.
2. I have SO much free time. With no timetable in place, you’re free to do whatever you want, whenever you want! Within reason of course.
3. I have TOO much free time. Once the novelty of having all this free time to yourself wears off, it can be slightly strange going from a packed university schedule to a lazy summer break.
4. I can take a long holiday. While for many students the idea of a long summer may feel like an extended holiday, some prefer to take the opportunity of this long break to go abroad. Especially once students get a full-time job, they’ll be hard-pressed to find an employer who will allow them to enjoy two months’ worth of annual leave.
5. I have no money. But in order to enjoy said holiday, you’ll need to find a way of saving up for it. If you’re lucky, maybe the bank of mum and dad will help you out but if not…
6. I need to get a job. If the thought of surviving on pot noodles is enough to give you nightmares, then use the summer to find a job so you can save up for the essentials when you go back to university. OK, so it might dent your plans of having a free schedule, but a free schedule is not going to pay for your food and university nights out (and maybe a holiday if you have some spare cash).
7. I am going to eat better and exercise more. If you’re back home, then take this chance to stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables. You can’t beat home-cooked food, plus you can kill two birds with one stone going spending quality time with your parents and enjoy family walks together.
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