Happy New Year and welcome back to another term at West Notts. January is the usual time to make new resolutions and try new things. Now you’ve settled in, made friends and know your way around college, it’s time to think about making the most of your time here, by boosting those CV and UCAS applications (don’t miss the January deadline!).
Start making savings
If you haven’t already got an NUS card where have you been? They’re just £12 for the year and you can make all sorts of savings online and on the high street in your favourite shops, so that new game or those Topshop jeans you’ve got your eye on could be within reach!
Get your NUS card today from www.nus.org.uk
Get work experience
Thought about a part-time job? The college’s job shop regularly advertises local part-time and temporary vacancies for you to apply for. Having a part-time job alongside your studies is not only a good earner, but great to put on your CV or university application.
The site is always being updated, so do keep checking back for more. Visit: http://wnc.ac.uk/job-shop/
Join a society or club
The Students’ Union runs a lot of clubs and societies throughout the year for students to join in. From chess club to the tea society and many more, now is a good time to join. It’s a great chance to get involved around college and make new friends.
You can find out more about the Students’ Union here: https://www.wnc.ac.uk/Facilities-and-services/Students-union.aspx
Take up a sport
Many people choose the New Year to get a bit fitter, or to begin a new hobby or sport. West Notts Active is the college’s sports team, who have created an exciting timetable of events for you to try! Choose from badminton, table tennis, basketball and more. They even do off-site activities including ice skating at Lammas Leisure Centre. Take a look at the timetable here: http://wnc.ac.uk/Documents/About-Us/sports-team-schedule.pdf
Try a new look
The college’s commercial hair and beauty salon and spa, Revive, are always introducing student offers, so you can get your hair, nails or another treatment at a bargain price! Why not get a new look for the New Year? Check out their Facebook page for the latest deals: https://www.facebook.com/revivesalonspa
We love to see what you’re getting up to around college. Why not share your photos on our Instagram page (search westnottscolllege)? We host monthly competitions for the best photo where you can win top-ups to your Way2Pay card, so why not join in and share your story?
We know that sometimes January can be a tough month, but always know you’re not alone. The college has a number of support services available to you, so whether you need help with finances, or need to speak to someone confidentially, there’s someone to help you. Find out more on our student support page: https://www.wnc.ac.uk/Under-19s/Student-support.aspx