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Grammar Saves Lives

Grammar Saves Lives

It’s not often that we get to write a genuinely life-saving post, but today, we may just be able to do so:

“Let’s eat Grandma!”

Wait. Read that again? That’s not quite right. Something is missing.

“Let’s eat, Grandma!”

With one simple comma, we have moved from a potential Goldilocks disaster to a catch up with family. Let’s take a look at another one.

“I like cooking my family and pets.”

Although we all have different passions...

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Exam Preparation in Eight Steps

Exam Preparation in Eight Steps

Even though we're still settling in from the Christmas break the January exam period is in full swing and there's only a few months to go before the summer exams commence. It's important to work hard when preparing for exams, but it's also important to work smart. If you fail to plan you are planning to fail so before you hit the books take a look at our eight step exam preparation process:

Now have a break.

For each section, follow the...

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Becoming a Marine Surveyor - Part II

Becoming a Marine Surveyor - Part II

Last week, our guest author, Mike Wall, wrote about the role of a marine surveyor and the opportunities on offer to seafarers who choose it as a career path in this post. This week he tells us about the study pathways on offer for those who wish to go from seafarer to surveyor.

A severe lack of training in developed countries for the 25 or so years from 1975 to 2000 resulted in a shortage of masters and chief engineers coming through to become...

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Becoming a Marine Surveyor - Part I

Becoming a Marine Surveyor - Part I

This week, Marine Society supporter Mike Wall gives us his take on becoming a Marine Surveyor. As well as being a chief engineer, lecturer, and successful author, Mike spent 25 years as a hull, machinery, and cargo surveyor. He is currently a visiting lecturer at various education and training establishments and regularly carries out training seminars for various shipping organisations.

Many Merchant and Royal Navy officers often wonder what...

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How's it going... Really?

How's it going... Really?

There are great benefits to working at sea, and some 1.5 million people globally work in the maritime industry. But life at sea can come with challenges. BBC Stories recently released a video of one man’s story about his experience of suffering from mental health issues whilst working on board ship – see the story here.

In the video, Amaha bravely talks about how he hid his struggles and true experiences from loved ones while he was...

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