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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…

Applying for a scholarship

Applying for a scholarship

Posted: 21st of October 2014 by Lynette Daly

A scholarship is financial support given based on achievement of some kind. These are non-repayable (so free money). Don't miss out on your chance to help fund your studies - find out how to find scholarships and apply.

Learning For Fun: Are You Mad?

Learning For Fun: Are You Mad?

Posted: 21st of October 2014 by Tom Clover

After a long day at school or college the last thing you might want to do is more learning. Feeling drained from the day, you will probably want to relax a little, let your hair down, or do something different. Homework aside, you probably don’t really think about studying in your free time, except that is exactly what you are doing all the time.

Study, Work, Life – Getting The Balance Right

Study, Work, Life – Getting The Balance Right

Posted: 20th of October 2014 by Tom Clover

Whether you are studying, in work, or even both at once, it is important to maintain a balance between this and other aspects of your life. This will include making time to enjoy yourself, meeting up with friends, or spending time with family and other loved ones. How much ‘balance’ is required differs for everyone, depending on your commitments – both in work, study, or elsewhere. For example, you may play sport regularly, or perhaps you visit your parents or a sibling every week. For many people, these life commitments are as important as your work duties, and rightfully so. But how do you maintain the proper balance between your work, your studies, and other areas of your life?

Are we addicted to social media?

Are we addicted to social media?

Posted: 20th of October 2014 by Lynette Daly

According to a recently published Newsbeat poll, a third of the 15 – 18 year olds have met someone for the first time through social media rather than face to face and 25% admitted that they were ‘addicted’ to social media.

It’s Never Too Early To Prepare: Why You Should Start Thinking Of Your Future Now!

It’s Never Too Early To Prepare: Why You Should Start Thinking Of Your Future Now!

Posted: 17th of October 2014 by Tom Clover

With the new school or college year just getting started you may feel that it is too early to start thinking about what you want to do next. Getting used to new surroundings, meeting new people, and (of course) your studies are probably taking up much of your time. Added to that are the other things that are probably calling for your attention, like your part-time job and meeting up with friends, and you may not feel you have time for much else – especially when you feel you have months to go before you even need to start worrying about what’s next. However, by giving your future some thought right now, you can begin to make some preparations, make sure you make the right choice when the time comes, and even concentrate on your studies secure in the knowledge of where you need them to take you next.

Looking for work over Christmas?

Looking for work over Christmas?

Posted: 17th of October 2014 by Lynette Daly

Whatever you fancy doing, whether it’s turkey plucking, shop work, warehouse work, sorting parcels for Royal Mail or working on a Christmas market, now is the time to start getting applications in for seasonal, temporary jobs.

College students make top 10 in the London Youth Rowing Challenge

College students make top 10 in the London Youth Rowing Challenge

Posted: 16th of October 2014 by Karen O'Connor

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London’s Rowing Club took part in the London Youth Rowing (LYR) Challenge at the University of East London last week (10 October) and completed the challenge in under four minutes.

Why You Need Qualifications

Why You Need Qualifications

Posted: 16th of October 2014 by Tom Clover

College or school can seem like a world away from the workplace, with your studies seeming to bear very little relevance to your desired profession when you leave. This feeling can leave you wondering what the point of your qualifications are, besides being a piece of paper that will help you to gain a pass to get a job. Most employers ask that their workers have GCSE in English and Maths, so they are fairly imperative for most job-seekers, but is there any point in studying further to get more qualifications beyond school or college, or should you just head out and start work?

Give yourself a break

Give yourself a break

Posted: 16th of October 2014 by Lynette Daly

Whether you’re a worker who wants to do a good job or a student doing a lot of study because you want to do well, not taking a proper break is not good for your physical or mental health and it could actually make you less successful in your day job or studies as well. So many students now study full time and work part time jobs that it’s not surprising that more and more young people report feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Find out why taking a break is so important.

Why Wait? Be What You Want To Be!

Why Wait? Be What You Want To Be!

Posted: 15th of October 2014 by Tom Clover

Until proven otherwise, I am going with the idea that we only live once – and so it makes sense to make the most of your life. This doesn’t mean that you should take unnecessary risks or act out in order to fulfil some type of ‘YOLO’ dream (check the dictionary!). You will still need to prepare for the future by getting yourself qualified, saving some money, or taking whatever other steps you feel are important to make the most of your life and try to achieve your dreams. However, it also means that there is no point in waiting around for permission to live your life. This can certainly extend to your dream career or job – especially if you are aiming to do something creative with your life!

Volunteering - Why do it?

Volunteering - Why do it?

Posted: 15th of October 2014 by Lynette Daly

People volunteer for many different reasons but there is a lot to gain from volunteering regardless of why you choose to do it - find out more about the benefits of being a volunteer.

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