Thinking about how to spend the summer?

Four ways to spend summer 2023

As the assessment period draws to a close for most of our students this month, and teaching finishes for the academic year, here are four ways to spend your summer. 

Your career: Get a summer internship or graduate placement 

There are over 120 paid opportunities from summer internships, to graduate placements with Student Futures. So, whether you are a continuing student or set to graduate this summer, why not take a look at the placement opportunities available both part time and full time over the upcoming summer months. You can also take a look at part-time work opportunities with unitemps too. 

Don’t forget as an LJMU student or graduate you have lifelong access to the LJMU Student Futures team and career service. So, whether you need help with interview prep, updating your CV or deciding what you want to do next, the team can help. You can book a 1 to 1 careers appointment here. 

Focus on your health and wellbeing 

Following the exam and assessment period, it’s normal to have felt extra stress and pressure. Completing the academic year is a great achievement but it’s important to continue looking after yourself over the summer. LJMU is offering gym memberships from now until 31 August for just £15 for all students. The membership includes classes such as yoga and pilates.  

The support from LJMU’s Student Advice and Wellbeing doesn’t end over the summer either, you can still book a 1 to 1 SAW appointment if you need to speak to an advisor regarding your mental health and wellbeing, or get international or financial advice. 

Go global or travel 

The summer months are a great time to travel and explore the wonderful world around us. The Go Global team has a variety of volunteering and summer school opportunities over the summer months, from Asia to Europe. They can also offer advice about going abroad and programmes that could benefit your studies. 

You can contact the Go Global team via email or on instagram, or drop by the Student Life Building. 


Explore Liverpool

And finally, if you plan on staying around Liverpool over the summer, then you are in luck, not only do the summer months kick off with the international Eurovision song content taking place in the city, there are a variety of other events happening over the coming months. Head to the Visit Liverpool website for upcoming events. 

Not only that with great places like Sefton Park, beaches in Formby, Crosby and the Wirral right on our doorstep, plus the Lake District and Wales within a two-hour travel time, why not explore Merseyside and the surrounding area? 

Getting support over summer

Whatever you do over the summer makes sure you stay safe and enjoy your break. 

Our buildings and libraries remain open over the summer, and you can always access support from our Student Advice and Wellbeing team. 








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