Rather than scouring the internet all year looking for exotic destinations to visit, why not start looking closer to home for your next holiday? The UK has so much to offer for a holiday or a mini-break, from beautiful coastlines and mountain regions, to vibrant cities with tonnes to do and see. Here are some great destinations to consider for your next UK trip.
Keeping in contact with uni friends is always hard over the summer holidays. Facebook and Instagram mean you can just about keep tabs on your best friends’ whereabouts, but what about having a meaningful conversation, or actually catching up? Whether you’re graduating for good, going back home, or making the most of the summer by travelling, check out this list of the 5 best ways to keep in contact with your uni friends.
If, like me, you chose to attend a university that sits not in a bustling city centre, but in an outlying town, then you’ll be well aware of the mass exodus that occurs this time of year. Like geese flying home for winter, students drain from smaller towns quicker than that first pint after the last exam in the summertime.
Technology is pretty great, isn’t it? I like that I can photograph anything in high quality on my surprisingly cheap smartphone at any time, and I enjoy the fact that I can peer into people’s lives whilst sitting on the bus like a digital peeping Tom thanks to Facebook. Come summertime, though, the combination of these two erstwhile conveniences is just a little bit grating for the eternally broke.
Vacating your house in the summer can be a little confusing – especially if it’s your first private accommodation outside of halls. Your responsibilities as a tenant can be a little unclear, and there’s the worry of losing your security deposit – the months’ rent you put down at the beginning of the year.
Exams are in the air, floating delicately in the spring breeze (well, drizzle). Like a dandelion they deposit spores of stress on any unwitting student in their wake, causing allergic reactions, late nights and frantic scrambling through doodles that sit where lecture notes should be. May is exam season, in fact I’m in one right now, you just can’t get away from them.