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Happy Reading Week

Happy Reading Week

Today is the first day of Reading Week and let’s be honest, not many of us will be doing much reading… well, academic reading! I don’t know about you, but reading is actually a major hobby of mine. I find it really calming to get lost in a book every now and again.

Anyway, Reading Week is a great opportunity to catch up on life! I always really benefit from this week off because by week four I’m often knee deep in work. So, take this time to chill out and catch up.

I have a number of priorities to get on with over Reading Week but my main one is to get a head start on my assignments and other uni work. By this point in the semester, your assignments should be set, and you should think about making a start, even if it’s just the introduction or an essay plan! Start thinking about what you want to do.

Priority number two for me is to submit my teacher training application! The application process for teacher training is quite lengthy. You have to choose three courses, request references, write a personal statement, submit your qualifications and work experience and the list goes on! By the end of Reading Week, I want this all done so I (hopefully) start receiving invitations to interviews!

Another priority of mine is to relax! This may seem like an obvious one, but I’ve been so busy over the last four weeks that I genuinely feel as though I haven’t paused for a breath! During Reading Week, I am going to make sure that I spend some quality time relaxing and putting myself first! I know I’m going to be successful with this priority because the day this blog goes live, I am going to be at a spa retreat with my boyfriend. Talk about relaxation!

No matter what your plans are, make sure you spend your Reading Week doing what will most benefit you, whether that’s relaxing, seeing family, or getting some work done. Enjoy!

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