close icon

what are you looking for?

close icon

badges you can earn


earn editorial badges by uploading a number of stories.
  • 1
    writer
  • 10
    senior writer
  • 20
    sub - editor
  • 50
    editor
close icon

Sign Up


use your university email address to create your account.

Username already exists, please use another email address.

Please ensure all fields aren't empty









 
  • Please Select
  • Abertay University
  • Aberystwyth University
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Anglo-European College of Chiropractic
  • Arden University
  • Arts University Bournemouth
  • Ashridge Executive Education
  • Aston University
  • Bangor University
  • Bath Spa University
  • Birkbeck University of London
  • Birmingham City University
  • Bishop Grosseteste University
  • Bournemouth University
  • BPP University
  • British School of Osteopathy
  • Brunel University
  • Bucks New University
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Cardiff University
  • City, University of London
  • Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Coventry University
  • Cranfield University
  • De Montfort University
  • Durham University
  • Edge Hill University
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • European School of Economics
  • Falmouth University
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  • Harper Adams University
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Heythrop College, University of London
  • Imperial College London
  • Keele University
  • King's College London
  • Kingston University
  • Lancaster University
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Leeds College of Art
  • Leeds Trinity University
  • Liverpool Hope University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • London Business School
  • London Metropolitan University
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • London South Bank University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Middlesex University
  • Newcastle University
  • Newman University, Birmingham
  • Northumbria University
  • Norwich University of the Arts
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Plymouth College of Art
  • Plymouth Marjon University
  • Plymouth University
  • Queen Margaret University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Queen's University Belfast
  • Regent's University London
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Rose Bruford College
  • Royal Academy of Music
  • Royal Agricultural University
  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Royal College of Art
  • Royal College of Music
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Royal Northern College of Music
  • Royal Veterinary College
  • School of Advanced Study
  • Scotland's Rural College
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • SOAS, University of London
  • Southampton Solent University
  • St George's, University of London
  • St Mary's University, Twickenham
  • Staffordshire University
  • Swansea University
  • Teesside University
  • The American International University in London
  • The London Institute of Banking & Finance
  • The Open University
  • The University of Law
  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
  • Ulster University
  • University College Birmingham
  • University College London
  • University College of Estate Management
  • University for the Creative Arts
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Bath
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bolton
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Buckingham
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Chester
  • University of Chichester
  • University of Cumbria
  • University of Derby
  • University of Dundee
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of East London
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Essex
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Hull
  • University of Kent
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of London
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Northampton
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Reading
  • University of Roehampton
  • University of Salford
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Southampton
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Suffolk
  • University of Sunderland
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Sussex
  • University of the Arts
  • University of the Highlands and Islands
  • University of the West of England
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • University of Wales
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • University of Warwick
  • University of West London
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Winchester
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • University of Worcester
  • University of York
  • Wrexham Glyndwr University
  • Writtle University College
  • York St John University

By creating an account you agree to the uni news Terms and Conditions, and agree to receive marketing communications.

close icon

subscribe to uni news


get the latest articles straight to your inbox.

reading week

6 things to keep you busy during reading week

With reading week fast approaching, with no scheduled lectures or seminars, it’s important to split your time between studies, work and downtime.

Netflix
View this post on Instagram

can’t stop won’t stop

A post shared by Netflix UK & Ireland (@netflixuk) on

Reading week is a perfect opportunity to catch up on (or start binge-watching) a new television series. I would recommend Altered Carbon. Netflix’s new Cyberpunk series with its stunning visuals and fantastic world building. Based on the 2002 novel by Richard K. Morgan. With only ten episodes, the temptation to binge the series in a matter of days (or hours) is firmly there.

Read

As an English and Creative Writing student, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I like to read outside of university. Perhaps there’s a novel that’s been sitting on your shelf for a few years untouched (I have a few dozen of those). Then reading week is the perfect time to get started on what may become a new favourite. I’ve just finished Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. A heartbreaking novel exploring love, friendship and nostalgia. A must for anyone who loves light dystopias and speculative fiction.

Shopping

A well-deserved shopping trip is a must. Instead of hitting the same high street stores, perhaps venture into the more underrated, smaller shopping areas of the city. Birmingham’s Great Western Arcade is a sweet little spot, literally, with Mr Simms Old Sweet Shoppe at the heart of the arcade, filled with older favourites and modern classics. And there’s a Greggs!

Or, perhaps take a trip through Digbeth to the Custard Factory. Why not have a game of Ghetto Golf? The factory’s latest opening. An 18 hole round at a cost of only £10, with the opportunity for some cocktails and a bite to eat. It’s the best spot to unwind and have some fun!

Eating

With the endless options of food outlets in Birmingham, booking a table with friends and family should be on your ‘to-do’ list. Who doesn’t enjoy Bills’ fish finger sandwich or Wetherspoon's burger and a beer over a good catch up?

Cinema

Getting lost in a film for a couple of hours should bode well for those who feel guilty that they’re not spending enough time on their studies. With the recent release of The Shape of Water in UK cinemas, and Lady Bird dropping the Friday before reading week commences, there’s no excuse to not take a few hours out and visit your local cinema.

Study

Unfortunately you’re not going to be able to escape your degree during this week ‘off’. Many students will no doubt have deadlines the following week (what else could reading week possibly be for?). So it’s important to catch up on any final reading you’ve left to this late stage and get writing those assignments! You’ll feel better. And if you’re still searching for that hit of motivation, then treating yourself with any of the above should get those motivation wheels turning.

Comments