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General Advice

12July

Coping with People telling you what to do

Written by Josh Phillips Posted in General Advice

Coping with People telling you what to do

Dealing with other people in positions of authority, like teachers or parents or bosses, can be a drag, can’t it? You’re younger than they are; you’re full of energy; you know what modern life’s about. They probably can’t even use a computer properly! Chances are you think you know it all: you have life spread out before you.

26April

Looking on the Bright Side of Life

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in General Advice

During a recent trip to Morocco I encountered a number of small kids surviving on nothing, begging on street corners in Marrakesh or selling hand-made wooden camels on the side of the road, even in very remote places.

This has reminded me of how lucky we are to live in a country where we have access to health care when we get sick, can get help if we end up on the streets or can’t pay the bills, and where we have the opportunity of a free education, something which many of us take for granted.

28March

Being NEET in Cambridge: Day Three

Written by Kyle Posted in General Advice, Being NEET, Learners' Stories

Hello, and thanks for coming back to check out my third entry. In my last entry I left you all on a cliff hanger. Paula and I had finished our first meeting together and I was feeling much better about going to meet her.

I'll be continuing this story from where I left off. I hope my experiences will help you through your journey of being NEET.

04March

Being NEET in Cambridge: Day Two

Written by Kyle Posted in General Advice, Being NEET, Learners' Stories

Hello, thank you for taking the time to come back and check out my second entry about being N.E.E.T in Cambridge. I left you all on a cliff-hanger when I had just received a call from a woman named Paula. So without further ado – let’s dive back in!

01March

Confidence v Rejection: The never-ending Battle

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Mental Illness, General Advice, Careers

Confidence v Rejection: The never-ending Battle

Confidence is tricky; particularly when other people are doing you down, you have low self-esteem or haven’t formed a very high opinion of yourself.

I never had enough confidence as a child, and this bred a shy girl, always hidden within a shell to protect myself from the criticism and opinions of others, wilting in the shadow of social and parental expectation. If your experiences are similar to mine, then I would like to tell you about the wonder that just having confidence can bring.

18February

Being NEET in Cambridge: Day One

Written by Kyle Posted in General Advice, Being NEET, Learners' Stories

Thank you for reading this blog about myself. I’m hoping to explain to you and everyone else who chooses to read this, how I became N.E.E.T and how my life is now getting back on track.

I will be splitting this into different entries. Thanks once again and read on!

15February

Things they don't teach you at school

Written by Vega Sims Posted in General Advice

Things they don't teach you at school

In the past few months there has been a post circulating the internet talking about the rules they never teach you in school. I came across it, and even though it’s very directly put, I wanted to post it here.

As a young person you might think that it’s all rubbish, but these are life lessons I had to learn on my own, and I’m sure this is true for many people. I think if someone said these words to me at the age of 17 it would’ve made a big difference not just in my career, but also in my personal life. It would’ve saved me a lot of heartache and trouble along the way.  

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