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CHANGES TO MARINE SOCIETY'S @SEA APPS

CHANGES TO MARINE SOCIETY'S @SEA APPS

13/03/2017

As part of its belief that seafarers should have access to life-enhancing education wherever they are in the world, Marine Society has made changes to its suite of award-winning apps to make them easier to use and better value for money.

The apps, which include Maths@Sea, Maths@Sea+, English@Sea and Writing@Sea, will now come under one roof – a Learn@Sea application. This new subscription-based service will cost £1.99 per month. The change comes because it was deemed unfair to make seafarers pay for a year’s access to a course that could be completed in a few days. Equally, Marine Society didn’t want to restrict the length of time a student could access a course if they only manage 15 minutes of study at a time.

Marine Society is also spreading the word about its English@Sea app. The promotion focused on Filipino seafarers, as the Philippines currently produces the world’s highest number of crew and is the largest supplier of ratings. The quality of English varies among seafarers and there is a clear need to improve comprehension. More than 2,500 Filipino seafarers have signed up, improving safety at sea. 

 
CELEBRATE WORLD BOOK DAY BY FINDING OUT MORE ABOUT SHIP LIBRARIES

CELEBRATE WORLD BOOK DAY BY FINDING OUT MORE ABOUT SHIP LIBRARIES

02/03/2017

Why not celebrate #WorldBookDay by finding out more about Marine Society's ship libraries?

The charity has been committed to supporting crew welfare and education for 100 years. We supply books to seafarers in the form of our paperback libraries, providing time out from busy schedules, as well as educational opportunities.

Marine Society has links to other book charities such as the Reading Agency and the Book Trust, while customers include Shell and Maersk and maritime training establishments such as Clyde Marine.

There are different packages available, so to find out more, visit: https://www.marinesocietyshop.org/category/71-seafarers-libraries.aspx

 

 
SEAFARERS WEEK 2017 LAUNCH

SEAFARERS WEEK 2017 LAUNCH

14/02/2017

On Thursday 9 February, Marine Society attended the launch party of Seafarers Awareness week. The week, which will be 24–30 June 2017, promotes seafarers work and the maritime industry. Over 90% of imports arrive to the UK via shipping and many people are completely unaware of the maritime sector and the seafarers who work in it. 

Seafarers UK, who promote the week, will also be promoting ‘Sea Ports for Prosperity’, encouraging port owners and operators to actively promote their essential contribution to the national economy. On Thursday they outlined their plans to trade and press, ensuring members of the sector are geared up for June. 

 

 

 

 

 
TELL US YOUR VIEWS AND OPINIONS OF MARINE SOCIETY

TELL US YOUR VIEWS AND OPINIONS OF MARINE SOCIETY

24/01/2017

GCSE and A-Level learners are encouraged to fill out a survey to feed back on their experiences.

Marine Society is asking people to check their inboxes and return the questionnaire that has been sent out.

We also want to know how we can help more, or if you have any tips for other studying seafarers. Please let us know by emailing: education@ms-sc.org

Marine Society is grateful to those who have already given their views and opinions - without them, it cannot continue to improve the services offered to help you move closer towards your career goals. 

Thank you also to all the Open University learners and Slater Scholars who have also responded with their feedback about services through their studies. Your participation is greatly appreciated. 

 
PAPERBACK LIBRARIES RECEIVE BACKING OF NAUTILUS INTERNATIONAL

PAPERBACK LIBRARIES RECEIVE BACKING OF NAUTILUS INTERNATIONAL

04/01/2016

Nautilus International, the union for maritime professionals, is backing Marine Society's bid to expand the shipboard library service for recreational reading.

Marine Society currently has libraries on 225 ships but is keen to welcome new clients. Each month, thousands of fiction and non-fiction volumes, at just £375 for a typical box of 100 paperbacks, are packaged up and sent to a client’s UK depot, or collected from the charity's London headquarters.

Nautilus, which has voiced its support for the libraries, has featured the service in this month's Nautilus Telegraph. Find out how you can read about it here: https://m.nautilusint.org/en/what-we-say/telegraph/

 

 
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