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How To Spend Your Summer Breaks At University!

Get A Part-Time Job
Although I love my time at university and wouldn't change it for the world, I'll be the first to admit that university can be quite expensive. You might have already found yourself drifting into your student overdraft, or dipping into any savings you made during college. If that's the case, getting a part-time job in the summer might be a good idea. This way, you can build up some money for the year ahead, pay off any overdrafts and perhaps save some extra for travelling and going out! Part-time work can also give your break some structure and help build up your CV - so it's definitely something to consider!

Find A Work Placement
If you're like me and are already nearing the end of second year, it might start dawning on you how little time you actually have left at university - and you might start worrying about what you'll have to do after it! The summer break is a great time to start developing your experience in the field you ultimately want to go into, whether that’s through finding a work placement or attending some industry networking events: e.g. if you're a law student, consider doing a vacation scheme or attending some open days, or if you're a biomedical/nursing student, consider volunteering at a local care home or hospice.

Pick Up A New Skill or Hobby
During term-time, I often think about how much I'd like to pick up a new hobby if I just had the time. Whether it's crocheting, learning a new language or trying to pick up a new sport, using your summer break to pursue a new interest can be incredibly rewarding - especially when you come back in the autumn term with a brand new skill to show off to all your friends!

Travel!
If you’re an international student or even if you’ve just moved a few hours away from home you’re probably surrounded by dozens of new towns and cities you’ve never had the opportunity to visit before. In this case, summer break is the perfect chance to explore your surroundings and hit up some nearby attractions: I know lots of Kingston University students like checking out nearby theme parks such as Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures, or heading to Historic Royal Palace sites like Hampton Court Palace or Kew Palace/Gardens. If you have a bit more money in your pocket (or have budgeted well throughout the year!) you may even consider travelling further afield why not go backpacking or inter-railing through Europe with a few friends?

How do you guys spend the summers in-between uni? Any other ideas? :biggrin:

Eve (Kingston Rep).
This sounds VERY good ofc
I will bookmark this for when my time comes
But ofc some ppl will binge watch t.v
Kingston University
Kingston University
Kingston upon Thames

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