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can I bake in uni?

I'm going to a self catered dorm in uni this summer and I wonder if I'll have time to bake or do cooking in my free time. Will I be too busy?
Original post by Anonymous
I'm going to a self catered dorm in uni this summer and I wonder if I'll have time to bake or do cooking in my free time. Will I be too busy?

You'll have time. You're not studying 24/7.
Yeah I say so you have to have the balance between doing things you enjoy and doing your degree, so you could easily do some baking what kind of things do you enjoy making?
Original post by Anonymous #1
I'm going to a self catered dorm in uni this summer and I wonder if I'll have time to bake or do cooking in my free time. Will I be too busy?
Hiya!

Baking and cooking sounds like a great hobby, it is a crucial life skill and can be something you can do to unwind and relax. Whilst being at university it is all about balance, learning how to balance being a student, possibly having a job, socialising and any extra-curricular hobbies.

I love baking and it was something I found hard to do at home due to needing the family kitchen unoccupied for a few hours aha,

I hope this answers your question
-Maddie, second year Health and wellbeing in society student at De Montfort University
Original post by Anonymous #1
I'm going to a self catered dorm in uni this summer and I wonder if I'll have time to bake or do cooking in my free time. Will I be too busy?
Yes! You will have plenty of time for your own hobbies and priorities, so if this is something you love to do then yes definitely!
Hope this helps, Faye :smile:
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Original post by Anonymous #1
I'm going to a self catered dorm in uni this summer and I wonder if I'll have time to bake or do cooking in my free time. Will I be too busy?

You'll definitely have time, especially in the evenings and at weekends. It's a great way to make friends with your new flatmates and to break the ice for introductions if you can whip up some nice treats. Just be sure to tidy up after you're done as nobody likes a messy kitchen!

Having a hobby like that can help you de-stress and gives your brain a break from your studies. I like to batch cook a big meal like a bolognese or curry, and portion it out in the freezer so I've got some go-to options when I'm too tired after uni but still want something nice and healthy.

It would be fun if your flatmates also like to cook with you, but just be aware of your budget and don't buy too many ingredients for other people. It's easy to feel taken for granted if others aren't contributing as well

Most of all have fun!

Best wishes
Essex Student Rep - Hayley

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