The Christmas break gives LLM students a well-deserved chance to relax for a while and prepare for the coming months of hard work ahead. It’s an excellent opportunity to reflect on how your work is going and think about any changes that need to be made in the coming term. Here is our Christmas countdown to help you make the most of your time off and prepare for the yuletide celebrations!
5. Break out the tinsel
You may not intend to stay in your university town over Christmas, but by decorating your room with a few sparkly accessories and lights, you can begin to enjoy the festive spirit. If you live in a dorm, get other people involved and deck the halls together, it’s a great chance to share Christmas stories and take a break from study.
4. Organise a Christmas meal
You can create an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality by hosting a festive feast for your course mates. So you don’t have to do all the work, ask everyone to bring a dish that is part of his or her traditional Christmas menu at home. If you live with lots of international students, it could become an impressive meal, and you’ll all learn a lot about how other cultures celebrate.
3. Study in moderation
No one expects you to spend the entire Christmas holiday buried under piles of textbooks, but as a Master of Laws program is a relatively short course the extra study time can come in handy. Schedule in a few hours of revision or reading each day to keep the momentum up, and make sure that you’re still in the right frame of mind when you return.
2. Find out what’s happening on campus
An LLM course lasts one academic year and not all students can budget for a trip home at Christmas, especially if friends and family are overseas. If you’re going to be staying on campus or in your student house over the festive period you’ll have a chance to experience this unique time of year from a new perspective, and join in with the local celebrations. Prepare by finding out about campus activities that may be of interest to you, and checking out events taking place in your town. You could even volunteer with a local charity to give something back to the community and gain a truly rewarding life experience.
1. Have a Christmas day out
Towns and cities across most of the world are transformed around Christmas, special events are held, lights are switched on and parades get everyone geared up for the special day. You can also find carol singers and Christmas markets that are ideal for picking up unusual gifts for your loved ones back home. Even if you are preoccupied with your studies, by taking part in a few festive events you’ll soon start to feel the holiday season excitement for yourself.