4 things to do when you finish exams


Celebrate. Sleep. Netflix. Repeat. Duh!

Some things are just obvious, right? We don’t need to tell you to have fun, relax and catch up on all the things you couldn’t do (without guilt) during the trimester.

But just in case you are waiting for us to do just that: have that house party, take a nine-hour nana nap, and watch all the seasons of Game of Thrones (again).

Now, that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about the 4 things you should do AFTER all of that (because Trimester 2 starts in two short weeks).

1. Sell your books

Did you know that Griffith has a Textbook Exchange? It’s a free service provided by the Welfare & Student Liaison Office for students and staff of Griffith University to buy or sell their secondhand textbooks.

2. Get organised

Clean out your backpack, clear your study desk and file away your Trimester 1 paraphernalia (study notes, assignments, research papers etc). Remember, future you may find this stuff useful in the, um, future.

It’s also a good time to think about the year ahead. Add Important dates from the academic calendar to your planner, Google calendar or diary so you don’t get caught out.

3. Make improvements

No doubt you’re aware your grades for this Trimester are released on Wednesday 28 June.

If you have a sneaking suspicion that you didn’t achieve the levels of academic awesomeness that you’d hoped for, hatch a plan to fix this for next Trimester.

What can you do? Get feedback from your lecturers and tutors, find out how Student Services can support you, or attend a free Earlybird workshop offered by the library.

4. Update your social media

No, we don’t mean you should go crazy with your Facebook posts, Insta pics or Snapchat videos. Although, by all means, go for it.

We are talking about your professional accounts. Yes, it’s time to give a little love to your LinkedIn and use social media to sell yourself.

Did you complete an internship, join a professional association, win an academic award or score a casual job during T1? Tell potential employers by updating your LinkedIn profile.