Things for students to do in summer holidays

It is that time of year again where the library is crowded, and everyone around you is tearing their hair out because of deadlines and revision. However, On the bright side summer is approaching! Most of the students are hoping to enjoy uni free zone and relax in the sun. However, let’s face it, it is only a matter of time before you will get bored of doing nothing. So you might as well do something productive and active. Here are some ideas for you to think about:Find a jobIt is hard to find a job but not impossible. This…

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Why study abroad?

With the tuition fee hike of 2012, British students have started looking to continental Europe to complete their university education, all whilst trying to avoid the £10,000s of debt. For me, I wanted to study French at university and after spending eight months living in a ski resort in 2011-2012, speaking French, paying £9,000 a year just didn’t seem worth it.Moving to the French Alps at 18 promised a life of après-ski, mountains and cold weather and going to university here has been a whole life experience stuffed into four years. I currently live in Grenoble, which is said to…

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Student Summer – What to do?

If you are a university student, you’re probably on your summer holidays right now. Whilst 3 months of summer sounds like absolute bliss, weeks worth of Netflix can get boring after a while. If you don’t have a summer job, why not use this summer to build your CV and learn some new skills. Who know’s.. it could be fun?1. Relax Definitely relax. Take some time to catch up with family and friends. Be selfish, have lazy days. You’ve earned it! 2. Learn a new hobbyLearn a new instrument or pick up something that you used to love. I have started…

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How to choose a university course

Picking a university course is one of the hardest things to do as a student. You are about to spend nine grand a year on a course which you must love because you will spend the rest of your life dedicated to it. And who wants to spend their who life doing something they hate until they are a pensioner?  The reality is, is that it isn’t so easy to pick a course for university. You’re only around seventeen and you feel pressurised to pick the right course but you have no idea where to start when going about this….

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The key to surviving Summer

It’s summer, finally you can chill out. Exams are over, no more stressing, cramming or panicking about upcoming deadlines.  At last, you can relax. Moving home for three or so months means home cooked meals, less chores, free food and your own bed.  Long lie ins, lots of free time and no worries… doesn’t it sound like bliss? Yes, for about a week until boredom hits. And once it hits, that’s it. Twiddling you thumbs and finding things to do will start to become painful which is why it’s better to make plans. It’s probably the most obvious thing, but…

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