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Cambridge TV and the Student Sitcom

Cambridge TV and the Student Sitcom

Posted: 1st of October 2014 by peter@ctvs.co.uk

Cambridge TV helped film a pilot for Student Sitcom 'Humble Pie' written by Hills Road Sixth Form graduates, Andy and Chris.

Getting Ahead – with Style!

Getting Ahead – with Style!

Posted: 1st of October 2014 by Tom Clover

“Clothes Maketh The Man - Naked people have little or no influence on society.' – Mark Twain While this quote from U.S. humourist and writer, Mark Twain is a little bit tongue-in-cheek, it still has plenty to offer as far as advice. Without getting too graphic, our appearance says a lot about us as people, and our clothes, hair, and accessories are a large part of that. Like a uniform that clearly shows what someone does for a living, like a police officer for example, our clothes say something about us as people.

It’s never too early to start revising

It’s never too early to start revising

Posted: 1st of October 2014 by Lynette Daly

Many students who drop out of a two-year study course after getting disappointing results in the first year or face an uphill battle to improve grades in their second year are the first to admit that they left an awful lot until the last minute. Annoying though it might sound when people tell you to “never put off ‘till tomorrow what you can do today”, this advice is actually pretty good. For too many students, revision means last minute cramming, which unsurprisingly is not very effective. So, what’s the best way to approach your studies? The key is to remember that you have an end goal, which is to get that qualification! And that goal is there right from the beginning, so why would you focus on it only towards the end? Give yourself the best possible start and keep it up – top tips

5 Tips To Make Your Money Go Further

5 Tips To Make Your Money Go Further

Posted: 30th of September 2014 by Tom Clover

There aren’t many people who would say that they don’t wish they had a bit more money, with the exception of the likes of Bill Gates, perhaps. However, while we all work to earn more, get promoted, or even get a job at all – we are forced to make do with what we have. The answer then, in the short term at least, is in making the money you do have go that bit further. So, to help you make it through the month with some money in your pocket, here are five simple tips for making your money do more.

Forty-three College Students Land Jobs in Large Scale Interview Day

Forty-three College Students Land Jobs in Large Scale Interview Day

Posted: 30th of September 2014 by Karen O'Connor

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London teamed up with recruitment agency, Manpower earlier this month to successfully place forty-three of its students from the Warehousing Award Level 1 and Fork Lift Truck Operations Award Level 2 training courses into great jobs with well-known employers, including Dairy Crest, TNT and Royal Mail.

Jobs in the food and drink industry

Jobs in the food and drink industry

Posted: 30th of September 2014 by Lynette Daly

There’s much more to the food and drink industry than you might think. The industry is huge and still growing and the careers that exist within it are incredibly varied and interesting. Routes into these careers are also diverse, including the apprenticeship, professional qualification and university route and promotion within the industry is a good possibility. Here are just a few of the interesting career opportunities that you may not have thought about.

Finding The Other Side Of A Dead End Job

Finding The Other Side Of A Dead End Job

Posted: 29th of September 2014 by Tom Clover

If you were forced to take a job quickly you may have had to take whatever was going in order to earn some money. Alternatively, you may have found that your dream job wasn’t all you’d hoped it was, or that the company you are working for isn’t quite as wonderful and progressive with your career as you imagined when you accepted their job offer. Whatever the cause, the result is the same – you may have found yourself backed into a dead end job. Looking forward to a brick wall of few opportunities and no space to move, you will be wondering how you can turn this dead end into an opportunity.

School Year’s Resolutions!

School Year’s Resolutions!

Posted: 26th of September 2014 by Tom Clover

Every December 31st millions of people around the world make New Year’s Resolutions – hoping that they will be able to lose weight, make more money, find love, or in some way be a better person in the next 12 months than they were in the last. When approached properly, these resolutions can succeed. If they are achievable and have set steps to follow and measure success then these resolutions can be great motivators. However, for many students, their year doesn’t begin on January 1st, but instead follows the academic calendar – meaning that the new term is about to start right now! So, why not make resolutions for the new academic year – just like people do for the new calendar year?

Five movies every young person should see

Five movies every young person should see

Posted: 26th of September 2014 by Lynette Daly

There are some movies that everybody should watch and here are five of them! If you haven't seen these yet then it's time to resolve that.

Are You Ready To Retire?

Are You Ready To Retire?

Posted: 25th of September 2014 by Tom Clover

It may seem odd to start thinking about your retirement already – especially if you are even now just thinking about more study before even getting your first job! Your retirement may seem like a lifetime away, and in many ways, it probably is! However, you need to start thinking about your retirement as soon as possible to make sure you can afford to relax and live out your last after years of work. You certainly don’t want to be struggling for money in your twilight years, and that means getting ready right now. You may have heard of the saying, ‘Make hay while the sun shines,’ and this is the life-long equivalent!

Josh – Trainee Engineer

Josh – Trainee Engineer

Posted: 24th of September 2014 by millain roberts

Name: Josh Arnold Office: Bristol Discipline/Specialist Group: Energy and Utility Infrastructure

Why You Need Transferable Skills

Why You Need Transferable Skills

Posted: 24th of September 2014 by Tom Clover

As a small child you probably had an idea what you wanted to do or ‘be’ when you ‘grow up.’ Whether it was a builder, teacher, nurse, or police-officer, you probably thought that this would be the only job you would do. It probably never crossed your mind that you may have several different jobs across your working life. However, the reality these days is that most people do several different jobs during their working lives. You may get promoted, move departments, or even change your job entirely. Therefore it is important to have transferable skills to make you employable in different areas.

Sell your skills on your CV

Sell your skills on your CV

Posted: 24th of September 2014 by Lynette Daly

Previously I have told you what ‘soft’ skills employers are generally looking for and they included: Literacy, numeracy, organisational, computer, telephone, time-management, appropriate dress and communication skills. Now, it’s time to find out how you ‘show’ your future employer that you have those skills using only the power of your CV.

Is Online Education The Future Of Study?

Is Online Education The Future Of Study?

Posted: 23rd of September 2014 by Tom Clover

Did you ever have a teacher who you dreaded having lessons with? Someone who bored you to death and put you off that particular class? It may not have been the subject that was the problem, but the teacher. An inspirational and inspiring teacher can make a huge difference to our learning – and the best ones also know their stuff. These types of teachers exist, but what’s the use if they don’t teach at your school or college? However, using modern technology it is now possible to bring these teachers to you with video and audio classes. In theory, this type of teaching is quite simple and entirely possible. So, rather than going into college you just have to watch a video of your required class online. With this idea, you needn’t just be taught by the teachers that are at a school near where you live, but could have lessons from an expert anywhere in the world! Not only would this offer you the best information, but would also mean you could even ‘go to class’ from the comfort of your own bed, at a time that suited you!

Super apprenticeships for the "forgotten 50%"

Super apprenticeships for the "forgotten 50%"

Posted: 23rd of September 2014 by Lynette Daly

Notgoingtouni welcome the news that Labour has vowed to create 100,000 super-apprenticeships to bolster the UK’s vocational qualification system, making it one to rival that of Germany. The super-apprenticeships will be two-year programmes that will lead to a recognised technical baccalaureate.

Gap Year? Don’t Waste It!

Gap Year? Don’t Waste It!

Posted: 22nd of September 2014 by Tom Clover

A gap year is something of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Never before have you been able to take a whole year out from your studies, and once you start work full-time it becomes increasingly difficult to organise another 12 months (or so) away from your working responsibilities. Not everyone has the chance at taking a gap year either, there are those who, for various reasons, must either continue with their studies ASAP or head straight out to work. Therefore, if you get a chance to take a year out from work or study, you shouldn’t waste the opportunity by just sitting around. Instead use the time to gain some experiences, earn some money, and maybe even do something a little bit different.

Which subject will get you a job?

Which subject will get you a job?

Posted: 19th of September 2014 by Lynette Daly

Whether you’re considering a Higher Degree, Foundation Degree, higher level Certificate / Diploma, HND or HNC, all of which will lead to you being classed as a graduate, you want to know that your investment will pay off. So, which subjects come top of the list? — Here’s the low-down on which subjects have the highest employment rates and the best pay.

Blog Power: Blogging & Work

Blog Power: Blogging & Work

Posted: 19th of September 2014 by Tom Clover

You can make yourself more employable, gain experience, and even get yourself a little fame through blogging. Especially useful for aspiring writers, blogging offers you an opportunity to create your own personal brand, as well as flexing your creative muscles and seeing what things people react to, while gaining transferable skills at the same time. A successfully maintained blog can also be used to help you land a job, acting as a portfolio of your work and giving you another way to stand out in the crowded job market. By creating a coherent set of blogs around your life and interests, you can develop the skills you picked up in school way beyond just writing essays for your studies. The lack of restrictions on a blog allow you to take your ideas in whichever way you choose, and even include a link to your blog on your CV!

Can’t Find Work? Take the Initiative with a Speculative Application

Can’t Find Work? Take the Initiative with a Speculative Application

Posted: 18th of September 2014 by Tom Clover

When it comes to getting your dream job you have two options. Firstly, just sit and wait for it to be advertised and apply for it, or, alternatively, go out there and get it yourself. With many jobs never even making it to being advertised it certainly seems that you will heighten your chances of getting your dream job by being proactive and doing something to actually find it. Steps can include networking among friends and family to find a vacancy, or simply sending a speculative letter to a company asking for work. In fact, in some industries, sending a speculative application is the accepted way to get employed! Even if your desired employer doesn’t usually employ people based on speculative applications, they can still work for you in surprisingly positive ways.

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