But students should fear not. Specialist student tour operators such as ilovetour.co.uk are working hard to offer struggling students fun and affordable options that will keep them from missing out on those well-earned breaks.
As a way of reaffirming to students that despite Government plans, not the whole world is against them, Ilovetour.co.uk have put together their top 5 student festivals and trips, at home and abroad.
Considered to be one of the windiest spots on the South West Coast of France, Lacanau – home of the September Sessions, is renowned for its ability to cater for all levels and service the needs of a whole host of water sports; such as Kite / Wake / Wind & Surfing. So if students get itchy feet towards the end of summer, then why not join a plethora of like-minded individuals for one final session before hitting the books for another year of Uni!
When: 2nd Sept 2011 to 9th Sept 2011
Where: Lacanau, France
What: Kite / Wake / Wind / Surf – Festival
2. Festival Italia
An incredible beach, world class clubs, quality sports facilities and a unique atmosphere that pulls people back year after year- factors that make Rimini irresistible to so many students.
Historically Ilovetour.co.uk’s fastest seller, Festival Italia has a more intimate, cozy vibe than her big brother Saloufest. Festival Italia also boasts an incredible end of week laser, foam and prizegiving party at Altromondo studios.
When: 16th – 22nd April or 25th April – 1st May
Where: Rimini, Italy
What: The greatest show on earth… Party on the Adriatic!!
When Bavarian crown prince Ludwig married his beloved princess Therese in the fields in front of the town gates of Munich on October 12, 1810, he would have had no idea that his love would spawn the clog stomping, polka dancing phenomenon Oktoberfest.
Over the years since then the festival has grown into Bavaria’s most famous – and the world’s largest – festival. Ilovetour.co.uk are the UK’s premier student tour operator for Oktoberfest.
Last year over six million people attended the 16 day festival, making it the biggest public festival on earth!
The festival runs for two weeks and spans three massive weekends. Ilovetour.co.uk’s itinerary takes in the amazing opening weekend including the tapping of the first keg on opening Saturday.
When: 15th – 20th September 2011
Where: Munich, Germany
What: Beer festival
4. Beach Break
Students, ravers and misbehavours, the carriage to the ultimate student experience awaits you… The mystical, magical, star-studded, balmy bonanza that is Beach Break Live – 4 days and 4 nights of the finest fun, outstanding musical talent and an unforgettable vibe.
Celebrate the end of exams and the start of summer with 20,000 like-minded souls in 500 acres of beautiful woodland, on a sumptuous sandy beach, combining a killer cutting edge line-up, beach based madness, an array of extreme sports, workshops, the fancy dress finale and heaps more.
When: June 2011
Where: South Wales
The biggest & best university sports festival available to British and Irish students. Saloufest is the quality benchmark for the university sports tour experience.
Known as ‘the festival for every student’, 2011’s event will involve more sports and activities, live bands, DJ’s and unique student experiences than ever before. Our free Pacha party is back, the ILT Flame Girls are limbered up for the show and there are even more fantastic surprises in store than ever before.
When: 9th – 15th April or 16th – 22nd April
What: The greatest student festival in the world
For more information and bookings, visit: ilovetour.co.uk