Five things to do with your free time at university

Audrey Addo


We all know that university life is filled with studying for midterms, going to lectures and completing assignments. Sometimes we have so much work on our plate, that it feels like there’s no time for anything else. Even though all that work is important, it’s important to use your free time to have some fun and take it easy. So here’s a list of five things you can do with your free time at university.

1. Pursue a hobby

Starting a new hobby or picking up an old hobby is a good way to unwind when have some time to spare. Whether it’s drawing, origami, cake decorating, cooking, playing a sport or playing an instrument—try to use the small moments you have in between your busy schedule to work on them.

2. Do some photography around campus


Even though it’s getting colder, fall’s in full effect and it looks beautiful outside. The leaves are changing, fashion is changing even the drinks at Starbucks are changing!

It’s a great time to do some photography. It can be around campus, near your residence, your town or anywhere you find places for some nice photo ops.

3. Read a new book

These days, it’s becoming more and more common to use our phones for almost everything. Sometimes, all that screen time can take over the small amounts of free time that we have in between classes.

Maybe there’s something you’ve always wanted to delve into or maybe there’s a book on your list you’ve always wanted to finish. Pick up a book when you can and stimulate your mind with some reading.

4. Plan a weekend activity


While it’s great to make use of your free time during the week, planning something for the weekend can give you something fun to look forward to at the end of the week. You can plan something to do with your friends, your family or even by yourself. Whether it’s going to the mall, the art gallery or the movies—plan for something you’ll enjoy and hopefully enjoy with others!

5. Start learning a new language


In both elementary and high school, a lot of us dreaded going to french class and probably thought that learning the language would never really be useful. Nevertheless, it’s great to learn a new language. Learning a second language can broaden job opportunities, travel opportunities, help you understand different cultures and even helps sharpen your mind. Pick a language that interest you and may be beneficial to you in the future.

Leave a comment below and let us know what you'd like to do in your free time, while being at university.

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