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News: Look­ing after your­self dur­ing the sum­mer break

Students enjoying the summer period
Students enjoying the summer period

It is impor­tant you look after your­self through­out the sum­mer – you’ve earned your­self a decent break. With five weeks or more stretch­ing out in front of you, it’s still impor­tant to find things to do in the sum­mer hol­i­days to avoid feel­ing bored or restless.

While it is tempt­ing to spend the first cou­ple of weeks doing noth­ing, we’ve got some sug­ges­tions of how you can make the most of the rest of your sum­mer. You could learn some­thing new, gain some work expe­ri­ence and maybe enjoy your­self a bit in the process…

Here’s some prac­ti­cal tips to help you look after your well­be­ing over the sum­mer break:

Get out in nature – Spend­ing time in nature has sig­nif­i­cant ben­e­fits to our phys­i­cal and men­tal health. For­tu­nate­ly, Not­ting­ham is known for its beau­ti­ful green spaces. Only min­utes away from the City cen­tre, the Arbore­tum is the per­fect place to rest your head on a sun­ny summer’s day. If you pre­fer being fur­ther from the city, The Atten­bor­ough Nature Reserve is also a pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion for walk­ers, run­ners, and cyclists. Not­ting­ham­C­i­ty­Gov has a list of green spaces to explore

Learn new skills – You might fan­cy learn­ing a new skill. The great thing about the sum­mer break is that, free from timeta­bles and exams, you have more choice about what you do with your time. Take this as an oppor­tu­ni­ty to dab­ble in some­thing new or even devel­op an exist­ing skill. 

Work Expe­ri­ence or Vol­un­teer­ing –Instead of sit­ting around dur­ing the sum­mer hol­i­days, you could choose to make the most of your valu­able time off by organ­is­ing some work expe­ri­ence or vol­un­teer­ing. Dis­cov­er intern­ships and part-time jobs, espe­cial­ly those match­ing your career pref­er­ences and devel­op your CV

Con­nect with oth­ers – the pan­dem­ic has taught us the impor­tance to stay­ing con­nect­ed with fam­i­ly and friends. Plan when your next meet up, so you have some­thing to look for­ward to. Vis­it Not­ting­hamshire offers lots places for you and your loved ones to eat-out or social events to attend.

Stay organ­ised — The sum­mer break is all about rest and relax­ation but ensur­ing you’re organ­ised ready for Sep­tem­ber can be a huge weight off your mind! If you’re return­ing in Sep­tem­ber make sure you’ve sub­mit­ted every­thing you need for re-enrol­ment. If you’re join­ing us in Sep­tem­ber we can’t wait to meet you! Keep an eye on your emails and make sure you respond to any­thing you need to and attend your enrol­ment appoint­ment. This is to ensure you get enrolled onto your cor­rect course and have all the infor­ma­tion you need to get off to a smooth start this Sep­tem­ber.

If you haven’t applied for a course yet, don’t wor­ry, appli­ca­tions are still open. Click here to apply online: http://​nottm​.co/​f​u​t​u​r​e​-​ready

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  • 1st August 2022 (4:17 PM)
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