How to Make the Most of Your Summer at University

What To Do in the Summer Holidays for Students 

The summer holidays are a well needed rest from the stresses of seminars, exams and all-night stints in the library. They can also be used to your advantage if used wisely! Here are some ways that you can enjoy your summer break while still paying attention to your personal development and enrichment.

Work Experience

Despite the temptation to relax, your future self will thank you for getting valuable work experience! This shows you are proactive and adds an ambitious side on your CV. Making this a great way to stand out to potential employers later on showing you are determined and forward-thinking.

Learn a New Skill

Another way to stand out is to become competent at a new skill! This can be creative or academic. Think of what you would like to do but don’t have time to during term. Whether this is related to your course to help you when studying resumes, or something entirely new to give yourself a challenge. It’s a great way to keep your brain stimulated while at home for the summer. A fun way to expand your skillset is by learning a new language. Immersing yourself in a different culture is both interesting and a very attractive quality to employers. 


There is no better time to jet off and see the world than while you are a student. Travel can broaden the mind and lets you experience different cultures and ways of life. Whether with friends or solo, experiencing new and valuable life lessons outside of the classroom can be amazing. Travel is a great way to make the most of your well-deserved months away from uni.


The summer break is, after all, a break! Let yourself relax and release all the stress of exams and coursework by spending time with your friends and family in the comfort of your home. Use this time to recharge your batteries and unwind without any pressure.

Focus on Your Hobbies

Studying requires lots of time and effort spent on your course, why not focus on reinvesting your time away from academia in yourself! Enjoying your hobbies can be a great way to relax and de-stress. 

Get a Part Time Job

Part time jobs are a great way to earn some extra money. You can save this for a rainy day or use it to fund your dream summer holiday! You will also meet new people and learn how to work as part of a team, a great way to prepare for life after university.

However you choose to spend your holiday, one of the most important things to do once you have finished University is to register with The Graduate Recruitment so that we can be looking for jobs for you, to get your career started. Alternatively give us a call and we can discuss your needs further.