Planning your Christmas Holiday
It’s the last day of term! 10 weeks later and I’ve survived my first term of year 2! Finally it’s time to spend some quality time at home and catch up on seeing all my friends and family. Uunfortunately, uni work is never far behind and I have some pretty tight deadlines to be working towards over the Christmas break, so hopefully this blog will help people to organise their Christmas holiday and balance your uni work around all those mince pies.
This year I have 4 deadlines during the Christmas break which is considerably more than I had last year so I was a little bit stressed (to say the least). However, with some careful planning and some chill-out time scheduled in too, I should be able to work to my deadlines with ease.
Firstly, make sure you prioritise. Do your essays either in the order they will be handed in, or in order of which one will take the most time and effort. Doing your essay that’s due last before starting your essay due in a week is never a good plan; it leaves you with very little time for your closest essay and leaves you stressing and panicking even more than you should be. Personally, I always try to get my essays finished in the order they are due, just so I can get them out the way quicker and move on to the next one.
Get all your reading sorted before you go home! Being away from the university library can be such a hassle when you’ve got essays due during the Christmas holidays but there’s always a solution! Make sure you get all your reading done for the books that are short loan as these cannot be taken out for the whole of the Christmas break. The standard loan books, however, are amazing in that if you take them out in week 10 they are yours for the whole of the holiday! This is a lifesaver for those of you who live far away and won’t be able to bring books back.
Finally, meet with your personal tutor before you leave for Christmas. It may seem a bit pointless but meeting with your tutor before you leave can help you to sort out your Christmas break and organise your time. They can help you to prioritise certain essays and just give you some general support and encouragement before you leave uni for the holidays.
Make sure you do your work, get organised, and most importantly have fun!