You may think that 3 months off university has left you high and dry from your friends and brings a level of boredom into your life like no other. On the other hand, a gap from your studies might be rather refreshing. This is just a little reminder to nudge you into capitalising on this time for RnR, work experience and a range of activities to try during this gap which may be the longest block of time you ever have away from any kind of study or work.
As well as having time to enjoy the sunshine, you have also got 3 months to gain valuable experiences. There are many opportunities to pursue an internship over the summer on the following page.
Have you wanted to volunteer but not had enough time to look into it properly. VInspired and Do it are two useful websites that list potential places and charities to volunteer for: they have a massive list of opportunities across the UK. You may even want to combine working, volunteering and travelling. Check out the following website.
Take up a new hobby
After you’ve finished your volunteering and internships, you might fancy a new challenge – why not take-up a new sport, a list of UK –wide sports clubs is available on the following website.
Alternatively and in addition to this you may want to check out your city’s What’s on Guide for summer theatre, shows and places to visit.
Research your dream job, what work experience would be useful for you to acquire for your dream job?
Get any reading done you need to before returning to university.
Read a book for relaxation– kick back on the beach with ‘The Female Persuasion’ by Meg Wolitzer or get the juice on the Royal Wedding by reading ‘Meghan: a Hollywood Princess’. ‘The Story of the World Cup: 2018’ would be another winner.
An increased network of contacts is one obvious advantage of making the most of your summer holidays. If you work or volunteer, your skillset and experiences will increase vastly and you’ll be enriched by all forms of new activities such as a theatre trip or sporting activity. O and don`t forget to come back fresh to uni – i.e. get some rest at some point!