Things to do post-exams
It’s a funny time to be finished with exams at Warwick. I have found that the feeling of freedom is somewhat dampened by the studious atmosphere on campus, given that many of my friends have until June to finish their exams. So, in light of being surrounded by stressed friends, how might one make use of their time?
I’ve written this post to show you that, no matter how much free time you may have on your hands, there are always ways to keep busy on campus – it’s just about being resourceful and knowing where to direct your energy!
There are numerous workshops and skills events run at Warwick throughout the year, and I’ve only recently become aware of them. From sessions on managing ‘perfectionism’, ‘procrastination’, ‘time-management’ to all day personal development workshops, now is the best time to go ahead and try them out. They can be found easily here https://warwick.ac.uk/services/skills/events/ugworkshops/ . They even contribute to the Warwick Skills Portfolio Award, which seems like a positive achievement to showcase on your CV for future employees!
My friend gave me a great tip – and said now is the best time to start thinking ahead to possible career options. Given that I have absolutely no clue what I want to do in the future, she’s right. It can’t hurt to make an appointment and look at varying career opportunities; even if it highlights what I don’t want to do in the future. A process by elimination works wonders, right? If you want to explore more options hop right on over here: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/careers/.
If you are looking to get back into exercise in a fun way, Warwick sport offers many fun classes which you can attend on a ‘pay as you go’ basis. They also offer a ‘buddy’ scheme if you are looking to get into fitness but don’t want to do it alone. Moreover, there are sports tournaments (such as rounders!) which you can enter as a team or an individual if you want to try something a bit different and fun. As usual, I am grateful for the different opportunities offered here; we’re lucky to have such a variety of choice. I have recently started making use of my membership more and I feel better for it – and now that exam season is over there is no excuse not to invest free time into being active! It’s also a great way to meet new people and stay connected with a positive community.
I’ve spoken about this before – I am a huge fan of the safe spaces around campus that allow you to feel homely and at ease. From coffee shops like Curiositea to open spaces such as the Arts Centre and Chaplaincy, there are many places to sit either by yourself with friends and enjoy the university environment. With the weather improving, the green spaces behind Bluebell accommodation and near Claycroft are beautiful and lovely places to have a picnic and enjoy some sunshine!
It’s a funny time to be free but there are plenty of ways to keep busy and I feel grateful for that. If anyone has any other suggestions feel free to send them in and I’ll add them to this post!
Thanks always for reading,