Student’s Guide to Making the Most of Your Summer

Written by Charlotte Sides

Summer is here! If the idea of sitting around in your underwear for the next eight weeks isn’t thrilling enough, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s our list of the best things to do this summer.

1. Travel

Looking for adventure? Travelling abroad is a great way to spend the summer – if you can afford it! Companies like AmeriCamp and Smaller Earth offer a bunch of affordable summer working programmes.

Not into working over the summer? Then websites like Skyscanner, Jacks Flight Club and Airbnb are your best option.

You’ll find cheap flights to a range of destinations coupled with incredible accommodation. 

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2. Festivals

There are plenty of music festivals happening over the summer, whether you decide to stick it out European style or head somewhere a little more tropical. 

Festivals such as Leeds and Reading are always a good choice. However, if you’re feeling ‘extra’ you could always hit up Outlook and Hideout festivals based in Croatia.

Before you start packing check out our ultimate festival checklist here.

3. Get Fit

Late nights, heavy drinking and a vast amount of junk food is all part of the university experience, but now it’s time to give your body what it deserves. A little TLC over summer is the perfect way to get yourself in shape.

Going for a run, hitting the gym or even working out with YouTube a few days a week is not only great for your physical health, but it’s great for your mental health too.

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4. Family Time

Going from living independently to living back at home can be quiet quite a stressful experience. For home life to run smoothly, there may have to be a few compromises on both sides. 

And although your family may annoy you, this may be the last time to enjoy yourself before adulthood well and truly crushes you.

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5. Work experience

Looking for a little extra cash or trying to pad out your CV, work experience should definitely be on your list of things to do this summer. It may not sound like the most exciting thing, but you’ll definitely get a taste for the kind of job you don’t want.

If working for the man isn’t for you, there are plenty more options. Volunteering for a good cause will give you an amazing sense of achievement – and it looks great on your CV.

Whatever you decide to do with your summer, make the most of it. It may just be the last ever time you’ll have eight consecutive weeks to do whatever you want.

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