Colourful easter eggs in a bowl left on a wooden floor

April 11, 2023, by aqykd2

Embracing the Quietness of Easter Break on Campus

It’s the Easter break, and you’re probably feeling a little bit of cabin fever. The silence that comes with it can be overwhelming–and if you’re anything like me, it makes even the most mundane tasks feel like an ordeal. The Easter break is often a time when students leave the University of Nottingham to go home and spend time with family or travel the world. This means that the campus can become a little bit quieter than usual. However, just because it’s a bit more mundane on campus, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t things to do. In fact, having a quieter campus can be a great opportunity to do some solo activities that you may not have had time for during the busy term.

Things to do during Easter:

One great way to spend your time during the Easter break is by exploring the beautiful University Park campus. Take a leisurely stroll around the lake, or wander through the Walled Garden and marvel at the beautiful blooms. The campus is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, so take some time to appreciate it.

If you’re looking for a bit more of a challenge, why not take advantage of the University’s Sports Centre? You can try out a new fitness class, go for a swim or hit the gym. Not only is this a great way to stay active, but it’s also a fantastic way to meet new people who are also staying on campus.

Another great way to spend your time during the Easter break is by getting involved in some volunteering. Nottingham has a wealth of charities and organisations that are always looking for volunteers to help out. Not only is volunteering a great way to give back to the community, but it can also be a great way to meet new people and learn new skills.

If you’re looking for something a bit more relaxing, why not spend some time in one of the University’s many libraries? With fewer people around, you may find that you have a little more space to stretch out and really get stuck into completing your coursework or leisure reading. Alternatively, you could spend some time in the stunning Trent Building, which is a great place to relax and take in the stunning views of the city.

Finally, if you’re feeling a little bit adventurous, why not take a day trip? Nottingham is ideally located for exploring the surrounding area, and there are plenty of fantastic destinations to choose from. You could take a trip to nearby Sherwood Forest, or head further afield to explore the Peak District.

In conclusion, while the University of Nottingham may be a bit quieter during the Easter break, there are still plenty of things to do. Whether you’re looking to stay active, give back to the community, or just relax and take in the beauty of the campus, there’s something for everyone. So, take advantage of the quieter time on campus and enjoy some solo activities that you may not have had the chance to do during term time.

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