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Managing Your Dreams: One Step At A Time

Managing Your Dreams: One Step At A Time

Posted: 30th of October 2014 by Tom Clover

The future can seem like a big place full of possibility and excitement, but it can also seem daunting as you consider what you want to do with your life. As you begin to ponder where you would like to go with your career, it can all seem a little bit too ‘grown-up,’ like you are expected to make choices that you are not quite ready for. Even if you have an idea as to where you would like to go with your career, it can seem like a huge task to get there. However, even if your dreams seem a long way off, you can still manage to keep them in perspective and keep moving towards them, little by little.

So, you want to work with children

So, you want to work with children

Posted: 29th of October 2014 by Lynette Daly

Jobs with children aren't limited to being a teacher; there are roles in education, healthcare, play work and psychology to name just a few and careers working with children can start straight after school or can be entered after university study. You could enter these roles via an apprenticeship, a vocational course or A-levels. Find out about the variety of jobs working with children available and the different routes into these.

Dealing With Trolls & Online Negativity

Dealing With Trolls & Online Negativity

Posted: 29th of October 2014 by Tom Clover

Go online and it won’t take you long to find negative comments, whether posted under a YouTube video, as a reply to a tweet, or in the comments under a blog post. The fact is negativity is alive and well online, and if you venture into the virtual world you will meet it sooner or later. The anonymity of an online existence appeals to different people in different ways, with some choosing to use it to deliver acts of kindness, encouragement, or charity. However, others will find it to be the perfect environment to criticise, belittle, and berate.

Does seeing high achievers bring you down?

Does seeing high achievers bring you down?

Posted: 28th of October 2014 by Lynette Daly

How has the in your face, up to the minute influx of celebrity coverage affected how young people think about themselves and their future aspirations? - Well, don't believe the hype, inthe words of Fay Schopen: "It's OK to be a mortal."

Apprenticeships and Gender

Apprenticeships and Gender

Posted: 28th of October 2014 by Tom Clover

Apprenticeships are a great way to get ahead in work, offering skills and experience before you head into the workplace. It also seems to be a fairly equal playing field for both sexes, with statistics saying that, in 2013, the gender split in those taking apprenticeships was 55% female and 45% male. However, these figures hide a more worrying trend, as there is still a very definite gender divide when it comes to apprenticeships.

Choosing a Career Path

Choosing a Career Path

Posted: 27th of October 2014 by Lynette Daly

What kind of things do you consider when you’re thinking about your future career? – something where you can travel the world?, something that will make you rich?or something where you can make a difference? 80,000 hours is a charity that does the research into which careers have the greatest potential for making the world a better place. Find out which careers are the most effective at making a difference.

We’re promoting careers in adult social care…

We’re promoting careers in adult social care…

Posted: 27th of October 2014 by Zara Hutchins

Think Care Careers Think Care Careers is a useful tool for those contemplating their next steps be it an Apprenticeship, Further or Higher Education or straight into the working world.

Looking At Life Like A Video Game

Looking At Life Like A Video Game

Posted: 27th of October 2014 by Tom Clover

There are plenty of video games out there based on life. Whether it is something like the SIMS franchise, or a looser, more-action-packed version of existence, such as Grand Theft Auto. Of course, it’s not advisable to really live your life like your favourite video game, but in some ways, just as games are based on life, so life can also be a bit like a video game.

Get ready for the Halloween party-time for dress up

Get ready for the Halloween party-time for dress up

Posted: 24th of October 2014 by Lynette Daly

There are so many excuses for a good party and Halloween is no different –but don’t follow the crowd – check out some of the best costume ideas on the net.

Exercise For Better Results?

Exercise For Better Results?

Posted: 24th of October 2014 by Tom Clover

It may sound strange, but can you really get better results in your studies by doing some exercise? You know that your mind and your body are connected, but can you improve one by giving the other a work-out? While it may not be possible to study simply by lifting weights or running, it has been shown that a moderate amount of exercise can actually improve your capacity to learn.

Call for Employers to Support Young People through Pioneering HIT Traineeship Scheme

Call for Employers to Support Young People through Pioneering HIT Traineeship Scheme

Posted: 24th of October 2014 by Chris Rose

HIT Training, the UK’s leading hospitality training and development organisation, is calling on businesses in the industry to provide more opportunities for young people to undertake traineeships in order to support the hospitality industry’s recent pledge to create 6000 new hospitality jobs for 16-24 year olds by the end of 2014*

Football Academy kicks off with over 100 players signed up

Football Academy kicks off with over 100 players signed up

Posted: 23rd of October 2014 by Karen O'Connor

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London’s Football Academy , officially known as the Leyton Orient Development Squad, enables students to study full time at the College whilst gaining professional football coaching. The scheme has proved extremely successful with over 100 students who have signed up since September.

Too Much Study? Live A Little!

Too Much Study? Live A Little!

Posted: 23rd of October 2014 by Tom Clover

School and College can make your grades seem like everything. Exam results, test papers, coursework, results, and qualifications are all high on the agenda as the focus is on your studies. As a result you may even feel guilty for spending time enjoying yourself when you could be doing more work. But can you have too much study?

So, you want to work in music

So, you want to work in music

Posted: 22nd of October 2014 by Lynette Daly

The range of music qualifications and training really is huge, from intermediate Apprenticeship and level 2 diplomas to Foundation and Honours Degrees and beyond. Here are some of the routes you could choose if you want to have a career in the music industry.

Student Style Tips For Winter

Student Style Tips For Winter

Posted: 22nd of October 2014 by Tom Clover

Fashion changes from season to season, and yet as a student you may not have the money to keep up with every trend. But that does not mean that you have to get left behind, it just means that you need to prioritize and work out where you put your funds. However, it is also about thinking about your style, and those items that will speak about you every day.

Top Tips for Open Days

Top Tips for Open Days

Posted: 22nd of October 2014 by Zoe Pereira

The Edge Hotel School will be at the University of Essex Open Day on Saturday 25 October, where you can take part in tours, talks and speak to current students about our fast-track BA (Hons) Hotel Management degree. If you’re looking forward to attending our Open Day - or any others - but aren’t quite sure what to expect or how to approach it, we’re here to help with some helpful tips…

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