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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.

Feeling adventurous? Sporty careers that can take you anywhere

Feeling adventurous? Sporty careers that can take you anywhere

Posted: 15th of October 2014 by Zara Hutchins

Going to university is only one option out of many. Sadly, many young people overlook alternative routes after finishing school and end up paying high tuition fees for something that might not even be the right choice. Therefore, we have decided to inspire all the sport fanatics and adventurous souls who long to see the world. If you are one of those people who enjoy a good adrenaline kick and often find yourself involved in sport games and adventures – then this article might be for you! Have you ever considered becoming a diver, a ski instructor or even a skilled horse rider? Gain the necessary skills abroad and see the world in the process. Who knows? You could end up getting paid for something you love.

Defined By Your Job – Who Do You Want To Be?

Defined By Your Job – Who Do You Want To Be?

Posted: 14th of October 2014 by Tom Clover

We are defined by the minds of others – whether it is our appearance, the things we like, or what we do, others will make assumptions about us. Rather than leaving it to chance and letting others decide what they think about you, why not take control of their opinions by how you present yourself? Of course, you can do this with your appearance quite easily by switching your outfit or hairstyle, but your job also says a great deal about who you are too!

Key dates for your UCAS application

Key dates for your UCAS application

Posted: 14th of October 2014 by Lynette Daly

When do you need to get your UCAS application in? When do you need to reply to any university offers? - find out all the key dates for your UCAS application and make sure that you don't miss any! The next two key dates are 15th October and 15th January

Not Going To Uni & Feeling Left Out? An Alternate Take

Not Going To Uni & Feeling Left Out? An Alternate Take

Posted: 13th of October 2014 by Tom Clover

If all of your friends are heading off to university (or even if they have already gone), it is easy to feel left out. Going to new places, meeting new people, and having new experiences can all sound like great fun, especially if you are feeling like you are missing out by not being at university yourself. Whatever your reasons for not going to university, it still can’t help with the occasional feeling that you have been left behind a little. However, this needn’t be the case. You can still enjoy some of the perks of the university life with your friends, while getting ahead with your career, and all while avoiding the debt! It’s just a matter of how you look at things!

Top police officer visits College’s Public Services students

Top police officer visits College’s Public Services students

Posted: 13th of October 2014 by Karen O'Connor

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London’s Public Services students enjoyed a visit from Haringey’s top police officer, Borough Commander Dr Victor OIisa, this week (Wednesday 8 October) to hear in detail about the work of the Metropolitan Police Service.

Baltic Training Services to Offer Tech Industry Gold Apprenticeships

Baltic Training Services to Offer Tech Industry Gold Apprenticeships

Posted: 13th of October 2014 by Zara Hutchins

Baltic Training Services is delighted to announce that it will be licensed to offer Tech Industry Gold apprenticeships, the employer-designed apprenticeship programmes that equip young people with the skills for a career in technology.

College’s Prince’s Trust Student Lands Barclays Bank Apprenticeship

College’s Prince’s Trust Student Lands Barclays Bank Apprenticeship

Posted: 13th of October 2014 by Karen O'Connor

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London teamed up with Give Tottenham a Chance (GTAC) in 2013 to offer students on the 12 week Prince’s Trust course their own professional mentor to help them prepare for the world of work and support them in looking for work opportunities. Francesca Banton, on the course, has recently been offered an apprenticeship with Barclay Bank.

College welcomes top universities to Higher Education Fair

College welcomes top universities to Higher Education Fair

Posted: 10th of October 2014 by Karen O'Connor

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London welcomed top universities to the Higher Education Fair this week (Wednesday, 8 October). Held at the College’s Tottenham Center, the Fair gave students the opportunity to quiz university representatives directly about attending university and university life in general.

Choosing Where to Work: Size Matters!

Choosing Where to Work: Size Matters!

Posted: 10th of October 2014 by Tom Clover

When it comes to our careers many people focus on what they want to do, rather than where they want to do it. You may decide that you’d love nothing more than to be an accountant or a mechanic, for example. However, you will have a different experience of work within these jobs depending on who you work for. Firstly, there are the personal (or ‘personnel’) issues, such as what your boss and co-workers are like. If you get on well with them, chances are you will get on well in your work too. However, that is not something that is easy to consider as you send in your C.V. in reply to a vacancy. Despite this, where you work is an important consideration – and in many cases it is very much about the size of the company you apply to.

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