How to spend your summer as a student

Summer as a student can feel a little like limbo. You’ve moved back home but you’re not around for long, so how do you spend your time? We’ve come up with a few ideas that would be the perfect way to spend your summer and more.

Cheap travel around the UK

If you’ve got some time during the summer holidays why not grab a couple friends and explore parts of the UK. You can find some excellent deals for some stay-cations and sometimes (like… only sometimes) Britain can show us a bit of nice weather! Don’t forget, UNiDAYS has some excellent deals on travel this summer with National Rail and Virgin Express.

Work experience

If you want to earn a little extra cash this summer or even just gather some extra experience, you might want to look for a summer internship or part-time job. If you do, why not try looking for something a little more related to your University course? This is a great way to build up your portfolio and learn more about what career you want after university, plus it looks great on the CV.


For some people this will be an obvious one, but why not look at some of the upcoming festivals? Whilst there are the big ones like Glastonbury and Wireless, there are usually a lot of local activities that you might find interesting and quick to attend in your area. Plus, it’s a great excuse to wear some great outfits.

Prep for university

This might sound like a bore, but it’s always a good idea to keep up-to-date with some of your university work. Have a think about some of your upcoming courses and if there is anything you can do to stay updated – it really will help when you’re back in September. Don’t be afraid to reach out to lectures or simply checking the university websites to see what units you’ll have the following year. Be prepared or be squared.

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