student life

Hobbies Well-Suited To Students 

Written by Nigel Simpkins

As a student, having a few hobbies you can enjoy in your free time is important – it is not all studying and partying! Of course, it can be tough as a student as money can be tight, and you do not always have a huge amount of time and/or energy for hobbies. So, what are some hobbies that are well suited to students? There are a handful of hobbies that students in the UK tend to enjoy that fit in well with their lifestyle. So, if you are a student and looking for a new hobby, here are a few ideas that should help.

Video Games

Video games are one of the most common hobbies for students as a way to have fun while relaxing at home. Video games can also be highly social, whether playing with those that you live with or online. Video games can also be an excellent form of escapism, which is ideal when you are a student and feeling stressed from your studies!


Students inevitably spend a lot of their time reading for their studies, but reading for pleasure is also a popular hobby and can be a nice break from academics! Reading can be another form of escapism and an activity that can bring many benefits to life. Additionally, reading is a non-screen-based activity that can give your eyes a break – many people spend most of their day looking at a screen nowadays!


Drawing is one of the best ways to express yourself and be creative – something that everyone can benefit from. Drawing is also a practically free hobby; you can do it from home, and you can start without any preexisting skills (although you can also learn and develop your skills over time). 

Online Casino Games

Online casino games have surged in popularity in recent times and are hugely popular with students in the UK. This is because casino games are exciting and can provide a surge of adrenaline with the convenience of being able to play from home (or anywhere with an internet connection). Reputable online casinos like have a massive selection of fun games to play, inching online slots with many different themes. Players can also play classic land-based casino games, including roulette, craps, baccarat, blackjack, and poker. Casino games can also be an affordable hobby that students can enjoy at home. 


A negative stereotype of students is that they rely solely on pizza, takeaways, and other easy meals. While many do indulge in these, you will find that many students are skilled in the kitchen. Cooking meals from scratch is a great way for students to save money. Still, it can also be a rewarding and social activity if housemates take turns cooking and enjoying meals together (much cheaper than going out to eat!

These are a few of the most popular hobbies that student enjoy in their spare time. It can be hard for students as they often do not have a huge amount of money or free time, but the above are all activities that can fit in well with student life.