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News: Looking after yourself during the summer break

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It is important you look after yourself throughout the summer – you’ve earned yourself a decent break. With five weeks or more stretching out in front of you, it’s still important to find things to do in the summer holidays to avoid feeling bored or restless.

Our Wellbeing Team have put together some top tips for making the most of the summer break!

While it is tempting to spend the first couple of weeks doing nothing, we’ve got some suggestions of how you can make the most of the rest of your summer. You could learn something new, gain some work experience and maybe enjoy yourself a bit in the process…

Here’s some practical tips to help you look after your wellbeing over the summer break:

Spend time in nature — Nottingham offers beautiful green spaces like the Arboretum and Attenborough Nature Reserve, just minutes away from the city centre. Enjoy the physical and mental health benefits. Check NottinghamCityGov for more green spaces to explore. 

If you’re out and about at events such as Splendour, Pride or Riverside Festival make sure to come and find us – we’ve got lots of info about how you can join us (plus prizes and giveaways too). 

Explore new skills — Summer break offers freedom from timetables and exams, giving you the chance to learn something new or enhance existing talents.

If you’re aged 19+ why not take a look at our huge range of hobby courses – lots of learners have met new friends and enjoyed trying something new and we hold courses at lots of venues throughout Nottingham (and online courses too).

Gain experience — Use your summer holidays wisely by seeking work experience or volunteering opportunities. Look for internships and part-time jobs aligned with your career interests to enhance your CV. If you’re joining us or returning in September, you’ll be able to put your new skills into practice and enhance your CV further by taking part in a Social Action Project — last year our learners raised thousands of pounds for fantastic causes and made a huge positive difference to their local communities. 

Stay connected — It’s important to stay connected with family and friends is. Plan meet-ups and enjoy social events or dining out in Nottinghamshire with loved ones. Make sure to follow our social media channels too — we’ve got lots of information on college life as well as lots of fun things you can look forward to once the new term begins. 

As a student with us you can even sign up for a TOTUM student discount card which means you can save yourself some money in lots of places including shops, restaurants, theme parks and more! (If you don’t want to pay for a student discount card, you can sign up to discount schemes such as UNiDays and StudentBeans with your college email address too).

Stay organised - Use the summer break for rest and relaxation, but don’t forget to prepare for September. If you’re returning, complete re-enrolment requirements. If you’re joining us, watch your emails, respond promptly, and attend the enrolment appointment for a smooth start in September. We look forward to meeting you!

If you haven’t applied for a course yet, don’t worry, applications are still open. Apply online.

Don’t panic —  Although summer is a time for relaxing and taking a break, for those waiting on exam and assessment results it can also be a stressful and uncertain time. Whatever your results, it’s important to know there are always options and we’re on hand to talk through them with you.

If you’ve applied to study with us in September and your results aren’t what you’d hoped, don’t worry. Please still come along to your enrolment slot so we can discuss your options with you and ensure you are put onto a course which suits your needs. Find out everything you need to know about enrolment on our enrolment pages.

If you haven’t secured a place for September yet or have applied elsewhere and changed your mind, then there is still time to join us. From entry level and GCSE’s all the way through to university degrees, we’ve got you covered. 

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  • 1st August 2023 (12:00 AM)
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