We’ve just passed by Easter weekend and that puts us two weeks into our Easter break here at Newcastle University. After talking to a few friends studying at other universities, it’s safe to say that we’re pretty lucky to be here at Newcastle University as we get an extra week off compared to most other universities. However, the more important thing here is how you use that time effectively and productively. Now, I’m not here to say that you should be using all that time preparing for exams in May or completing assignments that are due in after Easter because, after all, it’s called a break for a reason.
What I usually do for my Easter break is to use the first two weeks for fun and games, maybe even a little trip out of the country, and the last two weeks to bring out the textbooks and get a head start on exam revision. This is what I found to be the best way that works for me in trying to balance my time between fooling around and actually getting stuff done for university. While the latter part of my plan doesn’t usually work out as intended most of the time, the main thing is to realise and remember that you need to set out at least a little bit of time to focus on your university work even when you’re away on a break.
If you’ve got a better way to spend your Easter break and you know that it actually works for you, go ahead and do it! Just keep in mind that even though you’re physically away from university, it doesn’t mean that you’re not still attending university. Now, enjoy the rest of your Easter break and see you in two weeks’ time!