Treat yourself: Five ways students can celebrate the end of exams

There’s no better way to feel good than by treating yourself to something you feel you absolutely deserve! Trinity College Foundation Studies students recommend the best ways students can celebrate the end of exam season.


Exam season. It’s pretty much the worst time of the year for so many students.

Late nights cramming in hours of study, being stuck in your room for an entire day… wouldn’t you rather be outside having fun with your friends instead?

Passing your exams is important but knowing how to blow off all that hard work and stress is equally important as well. As soon as you finish sitting that final exam paper, you’re going to want to celebrate and we know just how.

Depending on how much money you want to spend in order to treat yourself, we’ve selected a range of activities students can do to celebrate the end of exam season.

Village Cinemas – Gold Class (Most Expensive)
Various locations (Various times)

Going to the movies is great, but what’s better than a regular movie experience? How about a Gold Class experience at Village Cinemas?

Village Cinemas’ Gold Class experience offers patrons a fine-dining movie experience in a setting that’s both luxurious and intimate. Quality food and service await those tired of watching films with a bucket of popcorn and cola.

Sure, it’s a bit pricey (tickets for you and a friend will set you back about $80 for Gold Class sessions AFTER 6.00pm not to mention the extra money spent on food and drinks) but keep in mind that you’re being served some quality food and can also order alcohol too. Cinema seats can recline and you can also ask staff for blankets and a pillow to get extra comfortable!

Partyworld Karaoke Bar (Expensive)
Level 3, Melbourne Central (1.30pm – 3.00pm)

Sing away your pent-up exam woes by belting out your favourite songs at Partyworld Karaoke, located in Melbourne Central.

Equipped with  high quality audio equipment with the latest songs to choose from, having a karaoke session is one effective way of having fun and letting loose after exam season.

Trinity College student Tom said that he is a big fan of music and every time he sings in Partyworld he can release whatever pent-up feelings he has and be at ease with himself.

Boat Cruise Along the Yarra (Normal)
Southbank Promenade (Various times)

Enjoying a boat cruise along Yarra River is worth a try if you’re not looking to spend so much money but want to experience Melbourne in a different light.

During your journey along the Yarra, you’ll be able to see a series of famous and beautiful Melbourne spots before finally reaching the end destination in Docklands.

It’s a nice way to spend an afternoon with your friends where you can be comfortable, free and be one with the water.

Hardrock Climbing (Normal)
501 Swanston St, Melbourne (Weekdays: 12.00 – 10.00; Weekends 11.00am – 7.00pm)

For students looking to work up a sweat and get a little more physical activity, they can de-stress after exams by heading down to Hardrock Climbing for some indoor rock climbing action.

A challenging experience for those wishing to push themselves physically rather than mentally, Hardrock Climbing offers comprehensive courses to cater to climbers of all experiences with professionals teaching you the safe and practical way of rock climbing.

Picnic (Cheap)
Royal Botanic Garden (Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra VIC)

So you want to treat yourself but you don’t wanna really spend too much money. A picnic at the Royal Botanic Garden might be an option for you.

One of the most beautiful gardens in Melbourne, the Royal Botanic Garden is an ideal place for you to share some drinks, snacks and/or homemade treats with your closest friends.

This story was produced by Media and Communication students at Trinity College Foundation Studies as part of Meld’s community newsroom collab. Education institutions, student clubs/societies and community groups interested in being involved can get in touch us via

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