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What to do this mid-semester break

Whether you’re on campus or remote, make the most of your break
While it’s important to use this time to catch up on some study, make sure to also find some time to relax, recharge and get ready to tackle the rest of semester. Here are some ideas to help you come back to classes feeling refreshed.
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Get outdoors

Last year we all learned the value of being able to get outside, so don’t shut yourself in this year either! Enjoy what’s left of the warmer weather by getting out to one of the many beautiful natural spots in and around Sydney – whether you enjoy the beach, national parks, lakes or waterfalls, all are within easy reach of Sydney. Check out the NSW website for great ideas for things to do both in Sydney and throughout NSW if you’re able to get out of town for a few days.

If you happen to be a remote student, the same advice still applies. Here’s a list of outdoor activities that you can do no matter where you are - go get some fresh air!

Watch something

While you definitely should make some time for outdoor activities, chilling at home can be just as important for rest and recovery. With so many streaming services available, why not binge that series you’ve heard everyone talk about? If you’re finding it hard to decide what to watch, look no further than Rotten Tomatoes for a compilation of the best shows currently streaming – and where you can stream them.

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Listen to something

On the same note, podcasts can be a great way to learn and be entertained at the same time, not to mention being a great way to pass the time while you catch up on things that may need to be done around the house. Timeout’s list of podcasts to listen to in 2021 is a good place to go for ideas, with great suggestions both for tried-and-true podcasts fans as well as those who are new to the medium.

Wondering how to listen? Spotify has a great range of podcasts that you can access for free, including those on the list above – no need for a premium account!

Online events

Online events are still very much a part of life, and that’s a good thing! No matter where you happen to be there is some great online content for you to get into while on break. Lectures, workshops, theatre and film, tours, online workouts and so much more awaits you from just a click away – you’ll always be able to find something to do no matter what you’re interested in or where you are.

Last updated 30 March 2021

21 March 2018

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