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Gap Year & Volunteering

Gap Year & Volunteering

Language careers
A new survey from Rosetta Stone reveals career opportunities as a major source of motivation for learning a new language. One in five people who speak a second language say it has allowed them to further their career.

Tackling self-harm
The problem of self-harm among young people in care is to be tackled as part of a new project. 11 to 18 year olds living in either residential care or with foster carers will get the chance to speak out about their experiences.

Gap year tips
Students are looking to make the type of travel experiences they do on their gap year worthwhile, in a bid to make them stand out on a CV.

Epic student cycle for Water
Two final year students at The University of Nottingham are set to celebrate the end of their exams by taking on an incredible challenge in support of charity Water

Gap year advice
With A level results day just around the corner on 15th August, students all over the country will soon be contemplating their future, including thinking about whether to take a gap year.

The therapeutic use of humour, laughter and smiling
With spring feeling like a long way off, Alice Hortop explains that laughter, kindness and a simple smile are the easy things that can help you through the winter blues.

Volunteering placements abroad
More students than ever before are seeking voluntary working placements abroad according to Projects Abroad – the world’s largest volunteering organisation.

Workplace attitudes
Just because your boss seems cold doesn’t mean they don’t care. Senior executives are more likely to be cool, calm and collected than other managers and may give the impression that they don’t have any emotions, but this masks the truth.

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Language festival
A Festival of foreign languages and cultures for children and families will be held in Monmouth on July 16th, 2011, from 10.30am to 5.00pm.

Volunteer work in China
More than 130 students from The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) have cut short their summer holidays to spend time teaching at schools in disadvantaged areas in China and Nepal.

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