Coping with been back at home after finishing uni Watch

S1elyak1
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Hi, I officially moved out today and I'm already hating it. I miss the freedom and even doing the annoying jobs like washing my own clothes and cooking my own food. I move back to halls in September but it seems so far away. I live in a tiny village where there's nothing to do. I've applied for jobs and have an interview on Wednesday so that would make things a little better but not much. Any ideas on how to cope?
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Hi there,

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(Original post by Roving Fish)
Hi there,

You might find this thread useful?

Cheers,

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Thank you so much, I didn't see that when I looked
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Thank you so much, I didn't see that when I looked
Hey I know exactly how you feel. I really struggled to cope moving back home for summer last year. I found it felt like a step backwards losing independence and felt like I had no purpose or point during those months. Luckily this year I have a 12 month house contract (which actually turned out the same price than a 9 months halls contract). It means I don't feel like I have to go home over summer (though my mum keeps nagging) and can retain independence...though it has been a bit boring. Not a fan of summer

Good luck with the job interview, hope you get it. Getting a routine into your life should help a lot.
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I too am spending summer at uni, at the moment I'm researching for my dissertation but I've already got one other independent learning module almost done. Also starting a placement, again required for my course, next week which is really exciting.

I chose not to live with students for 2015/16 academic year and instead went into a young professional flat share. :yy:

Last year I went home and worked a lot. It's a really strange feeling - you're not your own person anymore.
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There is no need to be in this situation - next summer use your imagination and do something else with the time. Backpack around somewhere on the cheap, get a live-in job elsewhere in the UK or abroad, get an internship, plan loads of days out or visits to friends and family, do a charity hitch hike, go on a massive cycling expedition etc.

You won't have long uni summers free forever so do something with them, don't sit at home moaning that you're bored!
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Jobs, projects and friends are the best ways I've found. Obviously people can't always get a summer job so look into volunteer opportunities instead, preferably ones which you'll find interesting or involve manual labour (might as well keep fit/get fitter while you're at it). For projects think of something you'd be interested in doing, whether it's going to the gym or starting a new hobby, in your case maybe making a new film which isn't constrained by your course? (that probably sounds really uneducated ) Could even mix those two together and offer to make promotional videos for charities or small businesses which I imagine would help your portfolio.
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^^ that's some really good advice. Although it doesn't feel like it - summer will absolutely fly by and you'll be back at Uni before you know it. Finding a project to keep you busy will help bide the time, but you could also maybe have a look at the reading list for next year and see if you can get ahead on stuff before you return in September? That's something I wish I'd have done over my summers!!
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