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What To Do During Mid-Sem Break

Deciding how to spend your University Break can be tough (especially when all you want to do is sleep). But don’t worry, we have the perfect inspiration for you to make the most out of your time off.


Okay, I know I just said we have inspiration beyond sleep- but we can’t deny this basic need.

After relying on red bull and coffee to sustain you for the past two weeks as you studiously revised your subjects for mid-semester exams and assignments (read: just learned the materials for the first time), take some time to catch up on A LOT of much-needed sleep. In fact, according to the American Journal of Medical Sciences, a farmer once slept for five days and five nights. Please note: this is not a challenge (or maybe it is, you decide).

Catch Up with Family and Friends

Life happens- we get it. Once assignments, exams and if you’re really unlucky, group projects, start to consume your weekends (and your sanity), it’s hard to catch up with people.

Now that you’re on the break though, it’s time to make an effort and keep all those promises that you’ve made. Take some time to have dinner with your parents, make plans to go see the new ‘It’ movie or have lunch with friends you haven’t seen in a while. After all, how many times can you say, “we must catch up soon” before it just gets annoying?!


After climbing nothing but the Basser steps for the past nine weeks, take a break from campus life and reap the benefits of traveling (preferably somewhere without stairs).

Not only does travelling broaden your horizons and ensure your peace of mind, it also provides you with the perfect opportunity to update your Instagram #midsembreak.

Complete those New Year’s resolutions (finally)

There are three months until the end of 2017 (apparently?!) and this means it’s time to get a move on with your New Year’s resolution list.

Although it may not seem like it, three months is plenty of time to achieve things on your list. It takes 21 days to form a habit so if your goal is to get fit or start eating healthier, try changing what you eat or how you exercise for 21 days. Considering the short amount of time, the results may surprise you.

Ps. Did I mention that there are only three months until the end of 2017?

Summer Internships

If you ever want to own real estate in Sydney, it’s time for you to get ahead.

Take some time in the mid-sem break to apply for summer internships (most applications close soon). Summer internships are a great way to build industry contacts, make some money and attain real-life experience for your degree. It can also help narrow down your list of potential careers. It’s better to find out now whether a certain career path is the one for you rather than regretting it five years down the track. Also, internships look great on resumes.

Things To Do During The University Break


No explanation needed. There are still  four weeks of classes and final exams to go.


On that note, happy mid-semester break to you all.



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