If you're not ready to head back home this summer then why not stay in your accommodation make the most of your city, here's why!
The academic year is coming to an end and the summer break is getting closer. But what if you haven’t got the holiday of a lifetime planned or don’t fancy heading back to your parents for the summer months? There’s something quite exciting about considering doing a ‘Harry Potter’ and staying in your uni accommodation over the holidays.
Live like a local
Take some time to explore your adopted town or city when it’s not a student haven. If you stay over the holidays, you'll have the opportunity to explore and see what the area is really like without the thousands of students queuing outside nightclubs every night! Escape the student bubble and take the time to get to know the local people you share your university town with, explore their restaurants, art galleries and museums. And if you’re really struggling for things to do, get down to the local tourist information office - https://www.visitengland.com/p...es
You never know, once you graduate, this town or city may become your forever home!
Get ready for the next year
Staying close to uni means that when motivation strikes, the library is ready and waiting - and without the added queue to take books out. Don't mind if I do. And you’ve got to admit, it's easier to work at uni than at back home where you’ll have your family and home friends to contend with. So if you've got a load of work on your plate it may be sensible to stay at uni - fewer people means fewer distractions - you’ll finally be able to concentrate on that essay!
Be a social butterfly
With fewer people are around it's actually easier to meet people and make new friends. There’s a whole new student community to get to know when your other friends return home. And if perhaps you’re looking for a summer romance, dating apps can be a great way to find out who is nearby – especially Happn, which matches you with people who have physically passed you by. https:// www.happn.com
Enjoy the big city
If your parents live in the countryside, otherwise known as the middle of nowhere, going to the same village pub every night can get a little boring. So, it’s more than likely that there might be more going on in your uni town or city - make the most of it!
Have a bit of ‘me’ time
Whether it’s a hobby you’ve always wanted to try or you simply fancy a bit of relaxation after a hard year of study, now is the time to think about you - and only you! With fewer people around to judge you on how you spend your time or nagging you to hang out with them, it’s the perfect opportunity to simply be yourself.
And as there’s always an App for everything now, here’s one I would recommend to put self-care at the top of your agenda:
#selfcare - it’s pretty much a game that lets you pretend you’re in bed all day, helping you to virtually decompress! https://itunes.apple.com/gb/ap...
Career opportunities on tap
Whether it’s a summer job to pay the bills and have a bit of fun, or work experience at the company of your dreams, getting a job in your uni town or city is a great way of trying out the big wide world of work before you actually have to find your post-uni job.
Check out Indeed for summer jobs https://www.indeed.co.uk/m/job... or get your Linkedin profile up to date and search for summer internships near you: https:// www.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?keywords=summer%20internship.
Put simply, its easier
At Student Roost, we let you keep your room all year round if you fancy. You don't have to worry about transporting all your stuff. Taking a train journey with 100 bags to carry is not fun, trust me. Why not consider staying on in your Student Roost property this summer and make the most of the cost-effective accommodation, with bills, 24 security and Wi-Fi thrown in? Get in touch with your Property Manager now to extend your accommodation with Student Roost.