The time between the end of exams and the end of term can feel a bit strange. That’s something I’ve definitely been feeling recently – I finished my degree last week, meaning that my calendar is completely free until graduation.
I thought I’d share a few of the things that I’ll be getting up to between now and graduation in case you, like me, have been thinking about what to do to in the free time we suddenly get at the end of term 3!
Go for a day out
I love exploring the local area, but I find that I rarely have a chance during term time. Now that I’ve got some free time, I plan on visiting Warwick and Stratford upon Avon (which are both well worth a visit if you haven’t been), as well as trying out as many of the coffee shops in Leamington as I can!
My friends and I are also planning a day trip to London – it’s something we’ve talked about doing for a long time but never got around to doing, so I’m really looking forward to it! It’s just over an hour on the train from Coventry and Leamington, so it’s really convenient too.
I find it difficult to read for leisure during term – I think because I read so much for my course. However, I also can’t resist buying something in a bookshop, which means I have a lot of literature to get through. I’m aiming to read as much as I can over the next few weeks (hopefully while sitting in the sun in Jephson Gardens)!
A weekend away
In a couple of weeks, I’m heading down to the seaside with a few of my friends from uni. I’ve never been away with them before, mainly because of the coronavirus restrictions that were in place during our first and second year. I’m really looking forward to doing something a bit different with them!
We all know how expensive being at uni can be, and the summer is a great time to earn some extra money. I also like to keep myself quite busy – I’m not great at having nothing to do for a long period of time. I’ve decided to go for a flexible job at a theatre, so the hours are there whenever I want them, and I’ll be doing something that I enjoy!
Remember that if you don’t feel like doing anything, don’t do anything! I took the first few days after finishing my exams to completely relax. I find that it’s a really good thing to do – I definitely needed some time to recover from the stress of final year deadlines and exams.
I hope that’s given you a bit of inspiration for activities for the next few weeks!