The summer holidays are rapidly approaching and you’re all getting ready to let off some, well-deserved, steam. It is fair to say that this academic year seems to have flown by and has probably left a trail of shell-shocked students in its wake. The vast majority of you have spent the year working very hard; tackling that notorious jump from GCSEs to A Levels and sitting exams that may determine your future. What we are trying to say is, you deserve a break! Summer holidays are your chance to unwind, have fun and creative memories, as well as catching up with friends and family in the sun (hopefully!). However, six weeks is a long time and time that could be used wisely too. Being off during the week is a perfect opportunity to organise valuable work experience, even if this is just a couple of days spent shadowing a relative with an interesting profession. It could be your chance to get a foot in the door with a company you could see yourself at in the future. If you’d rather stay closer to home, there’s always the chance to get a couple of quick MOOCs under your belt too. Follow the link on Unifrog and find one that is related to the field you want to study/work in. Whatever experiences you choose to embrace this summer, remember…be proactive, seize the moment, stay safe and wear sun cream!