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RETURNING TO COLLEGE? HERE’S OUR ADVICE

RETURNING TO COLLEGE? HERE’S OUR ADVICE

Whether you work at sea in the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy, or Fishing Fleet, chances are you will have to return to formal education at some point. It can be a daunting experience especially if you've not hit the books for a long time. We asked our community for one piece of advice they would give to seafarers going back to education and distilled all of it down to these key points.

If you could give one piece of advice to seafarers returning to...

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TEN MUST HAVE BOOKS FOR DECK OFFICERS

TEN MUST HAVE BOOKS FOR DECK OFFICERS

Merchant Navy Deck Officers take care of the day-to-day running of a ship; they are responsible for safe navigation, loading and discharging of cargo and passengers, communications and crew. If you’re thinking of going to sea or already working towards your qualifications, these books cover the key elements of a deck officer’s training, starting with the basics right through to master mariner level.

All of these books are available from...

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FIVE FACTORS TO CONSIDER BEFORE COMMITTING TO DIST

FIVE FACTORS TO CONSIDER BEFORE COMMITTING TO DISTANCE LEARNING

Marine Society College has years of experience delivering learning at sea and have a unique understanding of some of the challenges involved. If you’re thinking of sitting a GCSE or an A Level but don’t know where to begin, ask yourself these 5 questions to get in the right mind-set to start your studying journey.

You might be thinking of taking a particular course because you need it for a promotion, development in your current role or...

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FUNDING YOUR LEARNING, WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?

FUNDING YOUR LEARNING, WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?

One of the best things about going to sea is having your initial education and training paid for – whether you go as a rating apprentice or an officer cadet, there is money available to kick-start your career. But what about after your initial training is finished? How can you fund ongoing training, career development and education?

Did you know that last year Marine Society alone granted more than £1.7million in scholarship funding to...

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IMPROVE YOUR MATHS IN JUST FIVE MINUTES

IMPROVE YOUR MATHS IN JUST FIVE MINUTES

We all want to improve our maths but we’re all busy, and carving out hours of time to perfect long division is neither practical nor pleasurable. To help we’ve put together four ways you can improve your maths in just five minutes each day. You should think of your brain as a muscle; a little exercise every day is better than a marathon once a decade, so put the kettle on and check out our favourite five-minute maths exercises:

Have you...

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