Make your Summer AMAZING

It's very easy to spend your free time during summer watching back to back series of your favourite show, but there's a lot more fulfilling stuff to do...

Travel
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You can leave behind the doom and gloom of the English weather and swap it with some fun in the sun! Rev up your search engine and look for  some far away exotic country like Barcelona or Rome. There's a lot of cheap holiday deals to be found if you spend a little time surfing the internet! 



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Work experience and Volunteering
Yes it can be tedious but can also be fun, a lot of smaller companies will expect you to work for free, but it can still be a rewarding experience. This may also be a chance to brush up on your tea making skills. NTU offer a ton of opportunities to volunteer, so start looking!

Start a blog...or Vlog
Starting a blog is very easy, the most popular blog sites are Wordpress and Blogger. It is a great your way to document your fun experiences, it looks good on your CV and its great for reflection. If not you're not the type to blog, you could try your hand at Vlogging (video blogging). It's easy and convenient, all you need is a camera-you could even use your phone. Video blogging has become very popular, you never know, you could be the next internet sensation!
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Festivals
summer festivals tend to sell out early, so grab your ticket while you can! if you missed the early bird rush, then search out local festivals to go to. Sometimes, upcoming performers start their careers at small festivals, you never know, you might discover something new. Plus, the atmosphere is always great

Bucket list 
Why not draw up a bucket list of all the things you want to do before you have to go back to sitting through lectures (or lessons) in the autumn. You might decide to go skydiving, or learn to play chess, heck you can even decide to attend summer schools if you miss school that much.

Whatever you decide to do, make this summer, your best summer!

Author: Siba Munsanje

Our Family Supper 2015 (#FamSup15)

...Continued from part one.

How do I Pay?
SAM's from NTU and UoN
Any loan – tuition and / or maintenance – that the student has taken out will have to be paid back after the student has graduated and is earning above a specific wage, currently this is £21,000 per year before tax. The repayments are taken straight out of a student’s wage at the same time as tax and national insurance as the loan is linked to the individuals national insurance number. As this is a loan there interest applied to it. All outstanding monies will be written off after 30 years.

How does the uni spend my money?
So where does the £9,000 go? The tuition fee from each student goes into the running of the university they attend. This may be partially into wages, services such as catering and the estate itself with the repair and refurbishment of buildings and facilities. 

Pathways to Law 2015/16

Are you interested in studying a law degree and following a career in law?
If your answer is YES! and you are starting your AS levels in September then Pathways to Law could be for you.

This exciting 2-year programme will give you access to:

Law-related taster sessions, master classes and lectures
An undergraduate law e-mentor
A work placement within a legal setting

We Celebrate your Volunteering Achievements


Last Wednesday, students, staff and community organisations came together to celebrate and recognise the achievements of student volunteering in the community throughout the academic year. With over 150 attending, the night was filled with food, drink, fun and inspirational speeches.



Every student who attended received a certificate presented by the Vice Chancellor, Edward Peck. We also presented a small group of students 



Our Family Supper 2015 (#FamSup15)

The family Supper events are collaborative events run at either Nottingham Trent University (NTU) or the University of Nottingham. They run between March and May and in 2015 saw over 750 people consisting of Year 10 pupils and their families from across Nottingham City and County. The aim of the event is to provide those Year 10 pupils and their families with information about higher education as well as allow them an opportunity to ask questions of current students at both institutions. #FamSup15 was used throughout the events to capture questions from families, some are answered below in the summary of the information given at the event. 
What is Higher education? 
Higher education (HE) is the next step in education after college or VI Form study. It is optional and students can come into HE at any age. See video: