As you and I have a few months to spare during the summer period, it’s definitely well worth taking advantage of this precious time and doing the things that you dreamt of doing while you were hiding away in your bedrooms trying to revise. Go on holiday with your friends before you part to go to go university, spend as much time as you can with your family, because now is the time you have free time to do it. Your fun doesn’t even have to involve a lot of money as myself and my housemates bought lots of treats and had a real good laugh watching the closing ceremony of the Olympics, singing to nearly every song! I thought it was a great night, but that just could be me!
Also it’s worth perhaps applying for some work experience over the summer, even if it’s just for a few days. Just so that you can have a better idea as to what route you want to take after graduating. I was lucky enough to get some work experience with a TV Company last week, and definitely gave me an insight into the media industry and pushed me to pursue my dream of becoming a producer/presenter even further. I got to go out on sight filming and even got to write a bit of the script for a children’s programme. But, the funnest bit of all had to be creating props for a children’s art show. I got to be a kid all over again by painting, gluing and colouring in; it was just like art attack back in the day! I had a great time and definitely would recommend you to start applying for placements now as it’s never too early to think about what you want to do. Even if you have a bad experience on placement, it doesn’t matter because at least then you know that that isn’t the path for you.
However summer is also a time for lots of fun and chilling out as I said, so treasure it because as soon as you enter student life it’s going to be non stop!
Talking of making the most of the summer, I’m off to Edingburgh for a few days next week for the Fringe Festival! Very excited for that. Read my blog next week to find all about it and I’ll hopefully post some pics too!
Speak soon, Sian.