What to do in the post-exam season?
So, after a gruelling and stressful few months of revising and final year exams – I have completed my undergraduate degree! Submitting my last exam on a Thursday evening from the comfort of my bedroom was not exactly how I pictured ending my university experience but despite the major changes in the last year and a half, I’m happy to be leaving university with so many great memories and great friends!
Having said that, I think we can all agree that the best part of exam season, is that period afterwards where everyone gets a few days or weeks off just to relax and unwind!
For those of us in the UK, certain restrictions have been extended for a few weeks, so I thought I’d put together a brief list of some COVID-safe things you can do to celebrate the end of exam season, whether you’re in first, second or third year or even if you’ve just finished your A-Levels.
If you’re a film lover like me, you’ll be ecstatic that cinemas are open again! There are so many films that I have been looking forward to seeing on the big screen so I can guarantee that a trip to the cinema or many trips is a great way to start to get back to normality.
Also, as the weather gets warmer, days out are a must! Whether it’s a picnic with your course mates on the grounds of Kenilworth Castle or a trip to the Bullring in the Birmingham, there’s a number of places within a bus or train ride from the university that will make for the perfect post-exam outing! A personal favourite of mine is Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham. They have the Swan Lake pedal boats, a mini golf course and some carnival rides so perfect for a day out in the summer.
Finally, if you’re still a little nervous or anxious about going to more populated places then have a homemade cocktail/mocktail and movie night at home. You and your roommates can use sweets, or dried fruits to make your own concoctions or even themed drinks to suit the party, game or movie!
I hope you find these ideas fun and helpful when planning some post-exam fun and please feel free to post any ideas of your own in the comment box below, I’d love to hear them!