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Things to do during summer



It’s hard to believe that it’s only 12 weeks until the summer starts! If you’re a bit stuck on what to do during your time off, here are a few things that might interest you.

The Summer Ball

Don’t leave for the summer without going to the Summer Ball; it's a brilliant way to kick off the holidays! It’s on the 19 May 2018 at the Corn Exchange in Ipswich and it’s sure to be a great night. 

Celebrate the end of exams and assignments with big names including Scott Mills and Marvin Humes, as well as lots of local acts. Tickets are selling fast, so make sure you book yours now.

Stay around a bit

Why rush back home straight after your last exam when you can stay a while in Suffolk? Take some time to explore the county that you’re studying in; you’ll be surprised at what it has to offer.

The countryside, towns, and beaches are all lovely at that time of year, so persuade some of your friends to stay as well, or get a local friend to show you around. And with all the hand-in’s finished and the exams over, you won’t be worrying about what you still have to get done!


At no other point in your life will you get a holiday as long as this! So take the opportunity to get away somewhere. Go with some of your friends from your hometown - take the time to catch up with them over the holidays.

You don’t even have to go abroad; the UK has some interesting cities and towns that can be explored in a couple of days (fairly cheaply too!). Get yourself an NUS card for cheap travel and activities around the UK; what better way to spend the summer?


Volunteering can sound dull to some people, but there’s loads of ways that you can do this. From just a couple of hours in your local charity shop to a 3 week trip to Africa, there are loads of ways for you to volunteer over the summer. These can provide you with great skills and experience, and also make you feel good!

International voluntary programmes give you the opportunity to meet people from different countries, learn about different cultures and explore a whole new area. If that seems a bit daunting, maybe you’d prefer to volunteer at a summer kids group, local charity, or even an animal shelter. These places are always on the look-out for an extra pair of hands and it’s easy to work around your schedule.

Most importantly, make sure you relax! Spend time with family and friends, and make the most out of the time you have. For those of you who are local to Suffolk, don’t forget that Most Active Students will be running right through the summer at still only £1 a session and with no lectures to prepare for, there’s no excuse not to get involved!

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