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.
Whether you’re in your first or final year of university, having a good CV is essential to get an amazing graduate job. There are no strict rules when it comes to writing a really good CV, but there are certain things you can do for each job application to make sure you come across as the most employable by maximising your strengths.
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.
According to common wisdom (i.e. I don’t have a source, so don’t ask) moving house is one of the most stressful things a person can do in their lifetime. I’m pretty sure it’s somewhere between ‘getting divorced’ and ‘fleeing the country due to unspecified crime’. Unfortunately for students, moving house is an annual event for at least three consecutive years, with much more moving to follow after graduating if you choose to stick around.