Find it hard top juggle your workload?
Learn how to turn this around with The Guardian’s Q and A livechat on Thursday 15 June from 1–2.30pm. Chat with the experts. Includes:
- Techniques for improving your productivity
- How to spend your time wisely
- Advice on achieving a good work-life balance
Although the focus may be on working people, I am sure the advice will apply to students too!
To take part – see the link what you need to do in advance.
That’s my final post for the day!
Did you know that there is now a national graduate teaching internship scheme – a paid opportunity for grads to try teaching? Next question………how many City grads have applied so far? Eleven. Yes, only 11, out of 350,000 applications nationwide. Internships last between 1 and 3 terms and start at any point in the academic year. A paid opportunity too – sounds good to me! Here is the website to find out more. A great way to test out if teaching is for you.
I’ve had an email about volunteering opportunities from a City graduate who now works at the charity Sense with Sense’s Tower Hamlets Befriending Service. She says “We offer weekly short breaks for children and young people who are disabled and have other complex needs in Tower Hamlets. Our befriending sessions could not happen without our fantastic volunteers who support the children and young people to get involved in their community. I think that City students and graduates especially those studying Health Sciences/Psychology, Sociology or who are who are interested in a related career or in social care or education would be amazing volunteers.
Volunteering as a befriender is great fun! Befriending sessions take place weekly, so students can build on their existing skills and enjoy new activities and experiences. Volunteers plan activities with their buddies based on shared interests – from sports to pottery, cooking to canoeing; and in doing so will aid a young person to develop confidence and independence”.
You can read more about volunteering as a befriender for Sense on their webpage at https://www.sense.org.uk/content/volunteering-tower-hamlets
Here in the Careers Service, we see a lot of people who are starting out on their career, but we also see older people who are career changers who have come to City to do a course that will change their career direction. Whatever stage you are at, here is an interesting article that was featured in The Guardian about what sort sort of things can hold people back in the career – and what you can do about it. There are some useful tips! Challenge yourself to make a change – do something differently!