With summer fast approaching for students, they are planning what to do, where to go and who to see. For teachers it's really important that students are also preparing for their next school, college or university term - so that's why the top tips below are connected to learning!
Here are 10 Top Tips for Students to Make the Most out of their Summer:
1. Use EventBrite, it's an on-line platform that hosts information about events all over the UK, some of which are free or have a small cost to attend. Students can find out about events that are happening in their area this summer and can buy tickets directly through the website.
2. Students can develop their skills by using the Santander Launch Pad series on the Santander Early in Career website. Check it out here. The Santander Launch Pad Series covers areas such as making yourself employable, surviving your studies and managing your finances.
3. Encourage students to be conversation starters, build contacts with local individual shops, and find out what they do and how they operate their business. You never know where or what these contacts could lead too!
4. Set a small project with your class of students, encourage them to think of a business idea and create a short plan for it and present back to the class when all students return in September.
5. Write a blog about their summer, whether it's a day out or a holiday abroad - this will enable students to develop creativity.
6. If students have a part-time job already, encourage them to explore the job further, for example finding out more about the business and shadow a manager for a day.
7. Work experience is a great way to find out about a career they are interested in, start to work with students to encourage them to contact local businesses - whether it's 1 day or 1 week, experience in the real world of work is invaluable!
8. Volunteer in the local community. This shows motivation, dedication and that a student is pro-active, these are key attributes that all employers look for.
9. Get your students to set themselves a target for the end of the summer to achieve, for example finding out more about a career they are interested in.
10. STOP and relax, whilst 1-9 are a great way for students to make the most out of their summer, it's also important for them to find the right balance and socialise during the summer too!