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Summer Boredom Busters

Summer Boredom Busters


If you’re time rich, why not put some of that time to good use and help others less fortunate than yourself?

You can go the traditional route of volunteering in a charity shop or helping out at a youth club, but there’s also a whole host of volunteer roles available in a variety of more specialised roles. So if you’ve got a specific skill, offer it up.

As well as volunteering at home, there are also plenty of volunteering opportunities abroad for you to try! From helping the turtles through to teaching in African rural villages; check out our guide here to volunteering abroad.

Get a summer job

It might not be the most exciting way to spend your time, but the boredom will soon fly away when you’re busy.

Working at a summer school is a great way for students to earn some money on a short-term contract, and every summer international school is host to hundreds of students in cities like Oxford, Cambridge, Reading and London.

Likewise, if you’re strapped for cash yet rich on time, then a great idea is to get yourself involved with an internship programme of your choice- it will look pretty great on your CV and is a perfect taster of the workplace! Check out our guide here on all the best summer internships available; ranging from internships in teaching through to science and lab work.

Learn a new language

Learning a new language is a great way to bust your summer boredom and do something that will enhance your studies!

If you’re thinking about going travelling after university, or have dreams of working abroad, then learning a language is definitely worthwhile.

Do not feel that you have to fork out lots of money on private tutor lessons, there are plenty of apps, websites and YouTube tutorials that cater to all your language learning needs!

Go travelling

Grab a friend, pack your bags and go travelling!

It doesn’t have to be anywhere exotic; even travelling around the UK can be just as fun, check out our guide to exploring the UK here!

Exploring and having new adventures means you’ll never get bored this summer and there is always plenty to do, from interrailing through the back packing or even just heading off on a budget beach holiday! Check out out top travelling tips over on here.

Steward at a music festival

Bored and want to do something but short on cash? Then volunteering at a music festival might be just the thing for you. Although you do have to put down a deposit and usually a form of ID such as your passport or license, it’s usually stored in a safe place and you get it back at the end of the festival season.

Festival stewarding can come in many different forms and can be either hard or easy depending on which festival you chose.

Head over to our guide to volunteering at festivals to find out more and to get involved.

Volunteering and stewarding at festivals is affordable and can be pretty fun with your friends! It’s a rewarding way of getting to see some of your favourite bands and artists at some of the summer’s hottest festivals.

Summer courses

Although university might be out for summer, universities across the globe hold summer schools in a variety of different subjects.

It’s likely that your university’s study abroad department helps students get onto these courses, and often heavily subsidises them, making it affordable for you to get an educational boost and explore new countries!

Enquire at your university about possible positions!

Summer Camp

If you would like to travel, earn some money and make some pretty unforgettable experiences, then heading along to a summer camp is a brilliant idea!

There are plenty dotted around the world, from Camp Thailand through to Camp Canada, yet the most known one is definitely Camp USA.

We interviewed Chemistry student Adam on his experience at an American summer camp and why he would do the whole experience again!

Elizabeth Whittingham Elizabeth is a history graduate currently working in content and communications.