It’s that time of year again. A-Level students across the UK are trawling through listings to decide which uni they want to go to and what they’d like to study. Other, more mature students who’ve decided that uni is the path for them begin to stress about the long application process. Whoever you are, it's a tricky period.

Maybe you’ve just finished the long slog of A-Levels, or your undergraduate degree. Or perhaps you’ve reached a point in your career and just need some time out. Either way, a gap year is always an option for you to consider.

Finishing uni is daunting at the best of times. It can be easy to sink into a pool of saddening thoughts about how much you’ll miss your friends, how competitive the job market is and how you can no longer class ‘getting dressed’ as a productive day.