Juggling between University and work is tough enough, given the hectic schedule and all; but being a student does not mean you are entitled to having absolutely no fun. Even with a few quid in your pocket you can have a great time with friends. Who said you need to have a lot of cash to have a good time. If you find yourself with a tenner in your pocket, here is how you can still make the best out of the whole situation.
It’s a nice time for winter barbeque
Picnics are a great way of taking the party outdoors. All you need is a scenic spot (which is about anywhere in Britain, just hop on a bus and you are on your way), a few fizzy drinks, a box of cookies and a barbeque. Don’t forget to carry large sitting mats, the outdoors and the food has a way of making you relax your way into a nice nap, now who can resist that.
Call in a movie night
Host a movie marathon – it can be the Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Disney movie, anything you like. Set ground rules, like no lights off till 3 am; ask your mates to get one item of food along with them, and you supply the popcorn and a mat to crash on.
Go on hikes
Exploring the local vicinity is a great way to connect to the city. Take a bus to your city outskirts and start walking, the green pastures the sheep and the wilderness will blow your mind. If quiet wilderness is not your thing, lots of cities also offer walking tours that are completely free. Take advantage of this and set a day aside to go and explore your town. It makes for a great outing for a date as well, plus it is free. You can get to meet locals, go to places that you were not aware off and taste local cuisine. All you have to do is take a day rider and you are good to go.
Explore the scene at local pubs
Local pubs are not just a place you glug away your mug of Guinness and nibble away a bowl of chips, local pubs have far more to offer. From open mic nights to karaoke local pubs host a lot of events many of which a generally free. Whether you are on a tight budget or not, missing one of these events unforgivable. Plus you get a chance of supporting local talent. Pubs also have dedicated quiz nights which are great fun, if you are in a huge group. It also is a great way to make new friends and meet new people.
Run for a cause
The UK is host to many major and minor marathons. If you are into fitness, or if you want to take running up as a fitness regime running a marathon is as much of an achievement as your degree itself. So if you do get an opportunity, enrol yourself for a marathon and start prepping for it. Be under no misconception, a marathon is serious work, if you are up for it, there won’t be a single day where you would get bored.