Making the Most of your Final Term

By Simone Malekar



It’s officially Trinity term, which may be the last term that some of us have as a student in Oxford. Being a student here is truly an extraordinary experience, so it is justified to feel sad or anxious about leaving the lifestyle you’ve lived for an extended period of time. With this in mind, I’ve compiled some thoughts on ways to make the most out of the finite period you have left as a student in the city of dreaming spires.

Make a list of what you want to do. The most logical starting point is to understand what you have done and what you want to do. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to do a study session in the Duke Humphries library, but haven’t had a chance to do it yet. When you write this down, you can ensure that you can remember to do it and tick it off your list. This way, you also have a log of all the things you’ve done in your time here.


Ensure you see your friends. In the last term, it’s very easy to get bogged down with exams, final year projects, dissertations, or theses. Therefore, it’s important to carve time out to see your friends to help you get out of your study space, get some fresh air, and get a reminder that you are not alone in your experience here.


Sign up for end-of-year events. Oxford colleges and societies know that this is the final term for some folks, and so they hold events like garden parties or balls to commemorate their time here. These events are always fun and there’s something for everyone, which makes for a great way to celebrate your time at Oxford with friends! Some of these events require paid tickets, but depending on the event, these can be reduced price or even free, so keep a look out for these!


I know these tips are not exhaustive and what you want to do to celebrate may be different. Nevertheless, congratulations on your time here and hope you find success with whatever you choose to do next!

Thank you for reading and let us know how you find these tips!