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STRUGGLING WITH YOUR STUDIES? SMART GOALS CAN HELP

STRUGGLING WITH YOUR STUDIES? SMART GOALS CAN HELP

Last week, we looked at creating a development plan and the benefits it can have for keeping on track with your studies and achieving your long-term goals. However, long-term goals can seem overwhelming. How will I get there and how do I track my progress? SMART goals are an effective way of breaking down your long-term goals into manageable chunks and can help you take the right steps toward achieving them.

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PLANNING YOUR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

PLANNING YOUR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Personal and professional development are key to career success, particularly if you work at sea. Most of us, however, don’t have a formal plan for our development preferring instead to make it up as we go along. It’s easy to lose sight of your long-term goals when you’re caught up in day to day work but writing and executing a personal development plan is a straightforward way of keeping your long term goals front and centre and...

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FOUR APPS TO HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR WRITING

FOUR APPS TO HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR WRITING

No matter what job you’re in, you will have to write something at some point. There’s no avoiding it, even in the world of spell checkers and auto-correct good grammar still matters to employers. This is especially true at sea, in a safety critical industry, it’s even more important to be 100% accurate when writing. A missed comma here or full stop there can totally change the meaning of a sentence. But who has the time to learn the...

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SPECIFIC LEARNING DIFFICULTIES: WHAT YOU NEED TO K

SPECIFIC LEARNING DIFFICULTIES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Everyone learns in different ways, with different strengths and weaknesses. This variety means that some people have difficulty learning and working in conventional ways; officially this is referred to as having a Specific Learning Difficulty. You may have a Specific Learning Difficulty without even realising and there is a huge amount of support available to anyone who has been diagnosed. We’ve compiled some information on the four most...

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SPOTTING THE SIGNS OF STRESS WHILST STUDYING AT SE

SPOTTING THE SIGNS OF STRESS WHILST STUDYING AT SEA

By the very nature of the profession, seafaring can be stressful. Long hours, a lot of responsibility, and months spent in a confined environment with many different nationalities. Studying for qualifications and exams can compound all of this, being aware of and able to manage stress is key, not just to your professional and academic success, but most importantly to your wellbeing and health.

Stress is the physiological response to adverse or...

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