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Finally exams are over and we can start looking forward to Summer 2016!

No more late night revision sessions, no more trips to the library and better yet – no more exams…well, until next year!

Before you start spending those summer days wondering what to do as you have no assignments to finish – we have a few ideas for you that can help you make the most of the few summer months you have off!


While at university, the only time that you can freely explore and travel is in the summer – so make sure that you make the most of it. Grab some friends and take a road trip, visit cities you have never been to before and do things you haven’t done because let’s face it, that’s what you call “Student Life”. Why not check out the Top Ten places to visit this summer!


I know…how obvious but when it comes to summer, students start planning to travel, go to the beach, music festivals, carnivals etc. Which is great but don’t forget there’s nothing wrong with having a few lazy days with a cup of tea and a good movie, so sink into your sofa and enjoy!


I completely agree – After a hard year at university, summer is there for you to have some fun and do what you want. However, there is no harm putting a few hours into volunteering that might make a difference in someone else’s life – you can check out what’s on near you online at www.volunteermatch.org. Go on, do a good deed!


In the words of Rhianna, yes working through the summer is a great idea! Not only are you earning money but you can add this to your CV as work experience, which is a bonus as it will help you get an even better job when you graduate.


Doing small courses or light revision throughout your summer break will help keep your mind active, so that when you go back to university after summer you won’t be so lost and trying to figure out what you learnt the previous year. Even doing a short internship abroad can open your mind set and can also send some opportunities your way.

Well done for making it through the academic year, now you can unwind and treat yourself. Remember to eat well, get enough sleep and have fun as the next academic year is just around the corner!

Here at The Hive all our rooms have a purpose built study area as standard AND our students are able to take advantage of our clean and airy communal study areas. To find out how you can join our thriving student community please contact us today on 020 3551 2550 to arrange a viewing.