June 2018: My tips for things to do after your exams


Summer is here (more or less)! At least, this is what the Mancunians say but if you are from a country where summer is defined by at least 270 C and countless days without rain then trust me: summer is not here! Indeed, there are more sunny days than usual but don’t rush in throwing away your umbrella just yet.

Exams and reports are over and as I’m (im)patiently waiting for the last results, I have already started on working on my summer project, while still thinking about my holiday. I had a small break between my last exam and the start of my project and I could go home to enjoy the ‘real’ summer but now it’s back to work.

Here are a few ideas of what to do after your last exam:

  • Travel! Travel! Travel! – depending on your last exam you will have a few days to travel; some of my classmates decided to do a Europe trip, starting from Paris and ending in Budapest (still jealous) as they were lucky enough to have early exams; but even if you have a late exam you could still enjoy a couple of days in Europe
  • Discover the Lake District – Hiking is one of my favourite things to do and Lake District is simply beautiful, especially on a warm summer day
  • Go to music festivals – ParkLife is one of the festivals everyone in Manchester is waiting for – it’s in Heaton Park and for a full weekend you can dance and party; this year’s headliners were A$AP Rocky, The XX and Liam Gallagher
  • Attend the Summer Ball – the Summer Graduate Ball is an event organised by students for students and it’s a great opportunity for one last party with your class

These are just a few ideas to recharge your batteries for the summer project.

For the next 12 weeks I will be working with two of my classmates to create a database and analyse the information for a start- up in the restaurant industry. I am very excited to apply what I have learnt these couple of months. As the client is based in Manchester we will spend most of our time here but luckily, there are a lot of events happening over the summer as well.

It’s hard to believe that I am almost done and in just a few of weeks I will be graduating. This year in Manchester has offered me more than I expected – from new friends, incredible memories to a new understanding of the business environment.


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