Summer in the city


It is that time of year when I begin to wonder what I should do with myself this summer. Luckily I have had it planned out since around February, I will be going back home to work. The sad thing with this has to be leaving London behind, but at least I won’t be stuck sweating it out on the tube or walking round London trying to get to my work placements. 

Whilst being in London and doing work experience would be much better for me, I have been lucky enough to secure myself some work experience back at home in addition to my old job. While I’ll be gaining work experience, some of my friends will be spending their summer in London  ’enjoying’ the daily commute on the tubes of London with a whole host of lost looking tourists.  

I’m really happy to be able to get some real work experience back home, but at the same time as an avid Wimbledon fan who knows they will be working during the most exciting two weeks of the year, yes, Wimbledon fortnight, I wish I was back in London over summer. I would have kept these two weeks free from any kind of work and queued for days to get into Wimbledon by trying to secure day tickets on the day! 

And if I couldn’t be in London? Well I would love to spend this summer sunning myself on multiple beaches across Europe or visiting it’s cities and looking at some of the most amazing buildings, for example, The Cathedral in Köln, The Coliseum in Rome and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Being more adventurous, how about looking at New York from the top of the Empire State Building or shopping on Fifth Avenue?

However, as a student who has limited budget this is well out of the question and will have to wait until I get a job and can afford to go and do all the shopping and live out my dreams from Gossip Girl on the Upper East Side of New York. 

Whilst I will be both working and taking on work experience I have a number of things I want to do whilst back in Derby. I want to try and take up new challenges, like horse riding and having a go at archery. I will also be spending evenings in the park having picnics with old friends or sitting somewhere in a pub garden having a nice meal and a drink with my old college friends. 

So, as sad as I am to not be in London or student accommodation or with the amazing people I have met in London this year. I have many things planned for back at home this year and I have to say I am looking forward to starting my work experience back at home.

Liberty Living provides student accommodation, including summer accommodation, in 17 university cities across the UK, including BirminghamCardiffLondon plus many more.

Posted on 21st May 2014 by Jessica H.

Jessica H. is a 1st year Journalism undergraduate staying at one of Liberty Living’s 5 student residences in London. She has been writing a variety of blogs about being a student and living in student accommodation.

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