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Student Summers: How To Make The Most Of Yours

With exam season just around the corner, this is a very stressful time in any student’s life. While finishing the year in style should be the main priority, there’s nothing wrong with looking ahead to the summer. After all, this image alone can provide the motivation to drive you through this busy period.

It might not feel like it now, but summer will be here in no time. Make sure you’re ready by putting some plans in action, and you should be just fine.

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Tie Up The Loose Ends

A new academic year is likely to bring new student accommodation, even if you remain at the same campus. Securing your place at the earliest stage possible gives you the best selection of house shares, meaning you should get a better deal. Both practically and financially.

However, you’re unlikely to be in a position where you can move straight from one to another. Landlords expect students to return home for the summer months. With student self storage, you won’t need to worry about your possessions. This way, you can start next term with the best possible platform.

Of course, any potential loose ends relating to your degree must be sorted long before the new term too.

Earn Some Cash

Uni isn’t cheap. Moreover, the fact that your studies come first will limit your money making opportunities during term times. Even with student loans, the financial struggles are very real. Use your summer well, and you can at least soften the blow.

There are plenty of jobs that are considered ideal for students during summer. Apart from providing a little extra money, this will help you grow the people skills needed to support your qualifications in the future. Likewise, it may open up a part-time job to work alongside your studies next term.

Alternatively, you could look at starting a small business on the side. Summer is the time to do it. 

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Create Life Experiences

Uni life is a wonderful period where you get to enjoy plenty of new experiences, including increased responsibility. However, this shouldn’t stop just because the term has ended. These are the final years where summer can be embraced to the max. Do not waste the opportunity.

Taking out a little time to explore new places is advised. Whether it’s island getaways or joining a volunteer scheme, those memories will last a lifetime. When added to the other experiences gained during term time, your uni years will be everything you hoped for and more.

If there’s a chance to face your fears or tick off bucket list items, make sure you also grab those opportunities with both hands.

Think About Your Future

As already mentioned, being productive by earning some money is a great way to use your summer.  Better still, though, you could find a way to earn while you learn. Taking this route may reduce your summer revenue, but the long-term rewards will make it sacrifice worth making.

Finding paid internships within the industry you want to work is highly beneficial. You’ll make a little money, gain a great addition to your CV, and make new contacts. Essentially, it’s all about getting your foot in the door and showing your initiative. Besides, it’ll confirm whether this is truly the career for you.

Enjoy the summer while creating a brighter future, and you’ll have absolutely no regrets.   

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