Exams over- what is there to do? – OurWarwick

Exams over- what is there to do?

Hi everyone,

I have finished all of my university exams! It still hasn’t quite hit me yet that other than attending graduation, I am finished with my four-year degree. The last few months have been the hardest by far. The sheer workload and the heavyweight put towards the final year meant that time management has been absolutely essential, more so than in previous years. The time has flown by and I am now super excited to be completely free to enjoy this post-exam, pre-results period!

Contact your friends

I have found it difficult to keep in contact with everybody over the last few months. The first thing I did after my last exam (after treating myself to a doughnut) was message the people that I haven’t spoken to in months. Luckily we were all in the same position so reconnecting has been super easy.

Meeting for a lunch/dinner/movie/game of pool is a great way to ease yourself into the summer mood.

Explore Coventry

Especially if this is your final year, you have probably found that you haven’t actually explored much of Coventry at all, except for the train station. The Coventry Transport Museum is right near the city centre making it a great half/full day out to explore the city. The War Memorial Park is a nice place to go for a picnic in the sun/just to walk around or even for a Saturday 9AM 5K organised parkrun: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/coventry/

Warwick/Kenilworth Castle

I visited both of these during my first year with my flatmates, after our exams. An awesome day out that I would recommend if you haven’t already been!

Bowling/Ice Skating

Another activity I did with my flat at the end of the first year. Leamington Spa/Coventry both have bowling alleys. And there is a big ice rink in Coventry. These were great ways to socialise and get out of the flat, regardless of the weather.

Look into internships/jobs

If you feel completely drained from the academic year, you may want to delay this for a bit, and that’s completely okay.

If you can though, this is a great opportunity to ease yourself into thinking about your post-university career or just to brush up your CV/LinkedIn profiles. If you are completely stuck or want some more advice, the careers services are still open so now may be a good time to visit them whilst you are still on campus.

Think about your modules for next year

During my first/second year, I spent a few minutes every now and then just browsing through possible module choices for the following year. This is a good way to get a head start on what you may want to take/specialise in.


You are finished with the academic year which is an amazing achievement. It’s completely okay to catch up on Netflix shows. Enjoy the summer – you deserve it!

Shanita 🙂 xo

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