Christmas for a lot of university students means being in your home town spending time with family and friends and making the most of not having to live independently at uni for a week or a few and saving a little bit of money!
For a bit of Christmas fun, here’s a list of a few things to make the most of whilst you’re at home!
Not having to cook – not having to remember to start cooking an hour before you’re hungry and then deciding what you want to eat.
Not having to wash up – just like when you’re a child – you eat dinner and next time you go in the kitchen the dishes are done! Or, if you’re super lucky, you have a dishwasher at home.
Not having to remember to wash your clothes – you don’t get down to your last pair of pants because mum put a wash on and she asked if you had anything that needs doing! That or you have more clothes to access because you’re at home and there’s some things you don’t have stored at uni.
Not having to worry about paying for heating – rather than freezing in a student house, parents have heated houses! Not that my dad will turn it on anyway but in theory, it’s warmer at home!
Relaxing – you don’t have to worry about a bit of TV time because it’s the holidays, you’re allowed to relax and assignments and revision can wait, at least until after boxing day and up to New Years Eve.
See your family – make the most of your family and friends while they’re there and trains don’t cost the Earth to get to see them. It’s all well and good making the most of good WiFi and a nice shower but spending time with your family is nice amongst all the festivities.
Sleeping – no one getting in from a night out at 3am, not 9am lectures or late working nights – you can go to be at a normal time and catch up on all that sleep you missed out on in the first semester!
Money – you don’t have to pay for groceries, sometimes your parents offer you money if you’re meeting friends for drinks and, especially over Christmas, they have snacks galore! It’s nice to save a little bit of money before the student loan comes in after New Years.
Friends – see all your friends from school whilst you’re all in the same place! It’s so nice to catch up with those you’re still friends with and catch up on all the gossip.
But then, at the end of the day, it might be nice to offer to cook for your parents, or do the washing up once or twice.
Merry Christmas from The Student Seat and a Happy New Year!
In The Student Seat: Sophie