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Making the most of the Easter holidays

Making the most of the Easter holidays

Hello everyone!

The holidays are here! I know I have been looking forward to this break for a few weeks now, and cannot wait to go home. I thought I’d write this blog post today to help you think about the best way to make the most of your three week break.

  • Catch up with friends and spend time with family

The Easter holidays are a wonderful time to spend time with friends from home. Even if you’re all busy doing university work, you could have a joint study/revision session in a cafe near you, or someone’s house. I also love spending time with my family, I miss them a lot when I’m at uni and so I love spending time with them- playing card and board games, watching TV series together (we’re particularly excited for series two of Netflix’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ which is released on the 30th of March) and going for a walk on the village common.

  • Work

Easter is also a good time to get some paid work to add to the April installment of your student loan, or maybe get in some placement hours. This year I have decided not to do this as I have four assignments and my dissertation all due in the three weeks after easter. You know you best, so if you think you can handle work and uni assignments, then go for it. Which leads me on to my next point:

working at Crumbs&Doilies in my summer holiday
  • Do university work

Unfortunately, as mentioned in the previous section, I have two reports, an infographic, a presentation and my dissertation to hand in after Easter. Thankfully I have pretty much finished one of the reports and my dissertation so just need to edit and format it over Easter, and have started the other assignments too. This has been really important to me as although I haven’t finished my assignments yet, I wanted to make a good start so that I would have less to do over the holidays. I am going to try and take a week off and then work for the other two. Again, you know yourself best, so I’d recommend making some kind of work plan and sticking to it. Hopefully then you’ll get a good balance between work and rest.

  • Rest and recharge

Although you may need to work, you should also use this as a time to rest. You don’t want to come back to university after easter feeling worse than before! You also definitely don’t want to burn yourself out before the crucial summer term- you want to be on your best for exams and assignments.

 

I hope you found this helpful, and have a lovely Easter!

Until next time,

Ellie x



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