Things to do During Reading Week Besides Studying

It’s that time of the term again, reading week is fast approaching and all you can think about is that pile of work that you have to catch up with. BUT, and this is a big but, reading week is not just about studying. I’m going to prove to you that reading week can actually be fun. So here’s some suggestions for things you can do during Reading Week BESIDES studying...


1) Binge-watch your favourite TV shows

Yes, you can actually do this now without any guilt! We can all agree that there’s nothing better than relaxing and binge-watching your favourite TV shows after studying hard at the Maughan. So, study hard in the morning or night depending on what kind of study type you are and then go ahead and watch your favourite TV show knowing you deserve it. I personally love watching FRIENDS all over again or why not check out my current personal recommendation: ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ for all the 90s vibes you could want and of course Will Smith acing his role perfectly!


2) Meet up your friends

Another thing that you could do is to meet up friends for some quality time together because we all know how hard and demanding uni can be. Meeting up with your friends is a great way to just fully relax and have fun without worrying about any reading you haven’t done for your 9am for once.  


3) Go to the theatre

Yep, you read it right: go to the theatre. It really is the most relaxing and entertaining thing you can do, and you can either go alone or with a friend. Just browse through google or check out ‘TodayTix’ which shows you the current shows in your area for slashed prices. I personally prefer going to the theatre alone just to relax and enjoy my favourite actresses and actors on stage - which is quite nice as some alone time. Plus, at the end of the show you can go to the stage door and you might be lucky enough to catch a picture, an autograph or just a chat with some of those amazing actors. Either way, the atmosphere in a theatre is just irreplaceable. Just try it whether you’re with a friend or on your own - I promise you won’t be disappointed.


4) Explore London

As an EU student myself I haven’t really had the time to explore London yet with my hectic schedule so reading week is definitely one of the best opportunities to actually get out and explore London. Just grab a friend, walk through Portobello Market, go and explore the different parks, check out The Shard and of course explore all the other typical tourists spots. I’d say you definitely need to go to explore at least one landmark in London while you’re here to get the true London experience.


5) Just sleep

Honestly, when was the last time that you actually had a good night’s sleep? Probably months ago, right? So take this week to actually have at least one good night’s sleep again, trust me it is the best thing to do, you’ll thank me when you start uni after reading week well rested and raring to go again.


I hope you find these suggestions helpful and try a few this reading week. Most importantly always remember this: take the time to enjoy yourself, because even though uni is obviously important, you and your happiness are important too. Have fun!