Easter Holidays: A To Do List

In a month you’ll be wondering where the time has gone and kicking yourself for not using it more wisely. This is why we’ve put together a to-do list that’ll ensure you don’t waste any of your precious holiday before being catapulted into real life.

We’ve split this checklist into 4 categories: university work, job prep, practical points and summer holidays. All of which, if carried out effectively, will result in you being super prepared for your final EVER term.

University work

Whether you’re doing essays, your dissertation, revision or all three, don’t let it take over your life. What seems like a lot can easily be broken down into sections throughout the day. Having a ‘revision timetable’ might seem a little "high school", but structuring your day like this will make your work load considerably more manageable.

We advise a 9-5 routine: Up at 8, at your desk for 9, lunch at 1, and ready to finish at 5. This way you won’t have to feel guilty about having a drink with your friends later on!

If you’re not sure of the best way to timetable your day – this website is really useful: https://getrevising.co.uk/planner

Job Prep

You’re leaving university and however much you try to postpone it (we don’t blame you there!), you will soon be entering the grown-up world where the dull and expensive realities of being an adult, like council tax and loan repayments, will force you to find employment.

Consider the following:

What industry are you hoping to get into? Do you know exactly where you’re heading or would a little research come in handy? If so,

● research the industry you want to get into,
● look into the recruitment process, the qualifications and skills required,
● seek out the top companies within that industry. Are they for you? If not, look into smaller companies.

If you’re unsure about what a small business can offer you, this blog will help.

Call or email companies that take your fancy and introduce yourself. Explain that you are hoping to get into the industry and aim to find out:

● if they have any advice,
● if they offer work experience or internships,
● if they they would be happy to show you around the offices and give you a chance to speak to people,
● if they have any job openings

Take a bit of time to look for work experience. We know that this isn’t the easiest of tasks which is why we’ve written a handy blog on how to get it last minute. (You’re welcome!)

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Practical points


This will be the last time you EVER receive a loan. We’ll just let that sink in… so, what are you going to do about it? Have you thought about a summer job? Can you afford to live for the next term? If not, do you have contingency plans? Now is the time to work it out!

Moving out/staying at home:
If you are hoping to move out then you’ll want to get a wiggle on to make sure you can find somewhere and that you can afford the deposit and everything else that comes with it!

Your current student house:
If your student house is anything like this then you’ll probably want to think about some tidying if you want your deposit back!

Depending on your university you might find that you are moving out in June but that your lease is until September. It’s a good idea to start thinking about how you’re going to pay for it. Have a look at Spareroom and other letting sites to see if someone could take your place in the months that you’re not there.

Summer holidays!

Finally, how are you going to spend your last few weeks/final summer as a student? There are things to consider! Holidays, student discounts, partying with your friends before they go travelling etc. Now, that’s something you’re going to want to plan!

Have you thought about working, teaching or volunteering abroad? We've got a couple of opportunities on the site at the moment that you might want to take a look at:
Balloon Kenya Enterprise Fellow Internship
& Lattitude Global volunteering 

To make things easier we’ve put together this to-do list as a downloadable resource. Print it off, stick it on your wall and get ticking! Good luck and make this month count! 

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