Now that we’re in to June hopefully for most of you your exams will be over, or at least coming to an end very soon – congratulations! Now all there is to do is to sit back and wait for your results, which I know is a lot easier said than done as I’m sure you’re probably very nervous. It’s best to just try and remember that you’ve done all you can for now and so you should enjoy your time off whilst you can!
Those of you starting university this September will probably be thinking about what you can do to prepare over summer. It’s still early on right now, but in the next few months universities might start publishing reading lists, so if you want to get a bit of a head start you can do. This is especially useful for those of you studying courses that involve a lot of reading, as it will mean you don’t have to bury yourself in a mountain of books as soon as you start in September if you’ve managed to get a few read over the summer. Although this is a good idea, I wouldn’t worry too much about it if you don’t have time or want to wait until you definitely get your place before you start buying books.
The same goes for buying things for your flat if you’re planning on living in halls. It can be tempting to start buying a few bits and bobs already, and if you really want to then go ahead. Personally, I waited until I knew I definitely had a place at university and until I knew which halls I was going to be staying in so that I would have a better idea of what things I needed to buy. There’s plenty of time after results day to buy everything you need.
Your last summer before you start university is a really special one. It’s a great time to spend time with friends before you go off to different universities all over the country. It’s also a time of freedom before you gain a few more grown up responsibilities, so really make the most of it and have fun!