The Church of England - - Reviews - with Amaris Cole Tweet me on @AmarisColeCEN and tell me know how you’re spend­ing your time off. Our favourite ones will ap­pear in Col­lege Street through­out the sum­mer.

This week, Col­lege Street is ded­i­cated to all those who are sit­ting their last exam, hand­ing in the fi­nal piece of course­work and bind­ing that dis­ser­ta­tion. It’s sum­mer! You made it! What now? Here is our tick list of sum­mer ac­tiv­i­ties. Squeeze as many in to your time off as you can and let us know what you get up to.

Write a CV

It’s not fun, but a CV is one of the most im­por­tant documents you will ever have. It has to sell you to a fu­ture em­ployer, and that is now harder than ever. A good CV will be the dif­fer­ence be­tween get­ting an in­ter­view, or not even be­ing con­sid­ered for the role. Set aside a day this sum­mer to write or up­date yours. There are lots of web­sites on­line that can help.

Go to a fes­ti­val

It’s al­most a rite of pas­sage for any young per­son to spend a few days kneedeep in mud, lis­ten­ing to great bands with friends. Have you booked your tick­ets yet? The ma­jor fes­ti­vals can be pricey, but smaller, lo­cal events can be just as much fun if you’re with your mates, and of­ten half the price. Also check out the Chris­tian fes­ti­val scene, such as Soul Sur­vivor and Mo­men­tum. Or­gan­ise an end of ex­ams Barbie for your friends. Buy a few buns, some salad and then ask ev­ery­one to bring a pack of burg­ers or sausages. That is all you need for a great time! Be care­ful with the meat though, to en­sure it is thor­oughly cooked.

Learn how to make a new meal If you’re start­ing univer­sity next term, this is a par­tic­u­larly good idea! Ask a fam­ily mem­ber to teach you to make their favourite dish, or have a look through a recipe book and pick some­thing ad­ven­tur­ous. Im­press your new flat­mates with your culi­nary flare.

Get ready for next year We are not just talk­ing about pen­cils and pro­trac­tors. Do you have a read­ing list? Start now so it’s not a panic at the end of Au­gust! Split your read­ing time be­tween the text­books you have to read and a novel of your choice so that it does not feel like such a chore. You will feel su­per smug at the end of sum­mer to be ahead of your class­mates.

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