Posted in Intern advice, Written by Ellie

How to make your Easter Break Productive

Over Easter, we have three weeks off. In these three weeks there is perfect opportunity to get ready for summer exam season. Here’s how:

  • The last eight weeks have been long and intense, what with all of the work and play we have had to face. It is therefore vital that we all take some time to rest and recuperate. Spend some time with family and friends to chill. This down-time will also give you a chance to reflect on the last few weeks.


Ok, so now you’re calm and have rejuvenated yourself, it’s time to jump right back into academia with your brand new fresh perspective on things!

  • Take a look through your lecture notes, any feedback you have received etc, and highlight to yourself the areas that you need to work on most. Also, to catch up on material that you may have missed. Try to take some time to re-learn what you have recently been taught and to make sure the most important things are clear to you.


This is the perfect time to get everything straight.

  • Make a timetable for the next seven weeks – leading up to exams – one that divides your time between revising, studying and socialising. If you make your timetable during Easter then you won’t have to waste precious term-time creating it, when you could be doing one of the above. Time-tabling will help you organise your priorities. This knowledge should encourage you to focus on these weaker areas whilst away from uni.


  • Another important thing that you could do during your Easter break is look forward to the summer and make some plans. This way, throughout the exam period you will have a lot to look forward to.

Once we return from the Easter break, we only have three weeks left of lectures left! After reading week, exams begin! That doesn’t give you a lot of time to get ready for your exams. That is why it is so important to get prepared whilst you have the time to do so!

Follow this advice and you should have time to work and play right up until exam period!



We are 301 Student Skills and Development Centre and we give academic skills advice to our students at the University of Sheffield. We offer workshops and 1:1 appointments.

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