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Studying is not just about learning – what to do after classes?


A student does not live by his studies alone – this is a truth known all over the world. There is no shortage of opportunities for fun and growth in any major academic centre. So what can you do at university after classes? How to spend your free time?

Many high school graduates choose to continue their education at university, hoping to have memorable years. Although being a student means, on the one hand, a lot of responsibilities related to studies, exams, the need to take care of oneself and the responsibility for everyday life, on the other hand, many people have a lot of free time left after classes. It is therefore the ideal time to develop your passions, have new experiences and, of course, develop your social life in the large student community. 

Active leisure after classes

Of course, university is a period that should be devoted primarily to the acquisition of knowledge and skills that will be useful later in our professional lives. Students spend most of this time in lectures, tutorials or practical classes, and in the afternoons studying for assignments and exams. However, it is well known that sitting over books for hours on end does not necessarily produce certain results. Everyone’s brain, like any other organ, also gets tired and needs a break from time to time.

When we get sleepy, have problems concentrating and absorbing new data, it is a sign that it is worth putting books aside for a while and going for fresh air. This will not only refresh your mind but oxygenate your entire body. What’s more, being outdoors has been proven to relax and reduce stress levels, which especially skyrocket during exams. For those who like physical exercise, an alternative to a simple walk can be running, cycling or exercising in open-air gyms, of which there are many in Polish cities. Although we may feel physically tired after a workout, the endorphins released by the body stimulate our body and provide us not only with a good mood, but also positive energy and motivation to learn.

Study groups, extra-curricular activities

Ambitious people who love a challenge and are eager to learn more can take advantage of a wide range of extra-curricular activities offered by virtually every university in their spare time. The various faculties have different types of study and discussion groups, allowing you to broaden your knowledge in accordance with your field of study. If, on the other hand, you would rather focus on your personal development or your passions, you can follow a language course after class (after all, it’s a compulsory skill these days, and the more languages you know, the better!) or start training to play your dream instrument.

Other extra-curricular activities that may be of interest to students include offers such as photography school, parachuting, horse riding lessons, cosmetology and make-up courses or programming classes. It is also worth taking an interest in training in self-presentation or self-confidence, especially as many of these additional skills acquired during the classes can give you additional qualifications and come in handy later when you start your professional career.

Relaxing at home/room – that’s a good idea too!

Everyone is different and likes to relax and spend their free time differently. However, one thing is certain – rest is an essential element for the proper functioning of each of us. When we get tired, our body subconsciously starts sending out different signals, letting us know that it needs rest and relaxation. If you’re not the life of the party and you find being around other people stressful or tiring, it’s a good idea to stay at home to relax. In our own four walls, with complete privacy, we can relax as we wish.

Despite appearances, passive rest does not have to mean only sleep. A great way to calm down and relax in the comfort of your own home is to spend an evening with a good book, be it a fiction novel or one about self-development, an interesting film or series, with a mug of your favourite drink, under a blanket on the sofa. A long bath with your favourite bubble bath, meditation or listening to your favourite calming music is also a good way to relax at home.

What to do after classes if you live in a dormitory?

One of the most interesting solutions when it comes to university accommodation are student dormitories. There you can best feel the “student spirit” and integrate with others. However, if you want the right standard and comfort, it is worth choosing private BaseCamp dormitories. This is an ever-growing network of student flats that can be found in Denmark, Germany and Poland in the major student centres. Perfectly located, they provide convenient access to most places in the city, making them an ideal base for exploring and discovering the new city.

BaseCamp dormitories not only provide extremely comfortable accommodation that meets the needs of students, but also provide opportunities for active participation in various events, parties and activities. Super fast Wi-Fi and designer yet practically furnished rooms with kitchenettes are a standard that every student will appreciate. Quiet study rooms, a gym, bike rental, parking for motorists, a restaurant and a grocery shop are just some of the amenities offered by the common space in BaseCamp dormitories, making them not just a place to come back to to relax after classes, but simply a place where you want to spend your free time actively. Thanks to such an interestingly developed common space, BaseCamp is also a great place to meet friends from the university, which often turn into friendships and acquaintances for life.

See more about BaseCamp Dortmund student flats.

Andrew Mcaffrey