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Issue 2 - May 2010

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P2. Dates for Your Di P4 & 5. Volunteering

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P8. Sports and Activ P9. Job Vacancies

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Campus Catch Up Dates for Your Diary

Wed/Thurs 12/13th May – St Barnabas Day Mon 31st May – FE Half Term Wed 9th June – Give Blood at West Durrington

Northbrook Student Radio

Art Students Exhibit at Pallant House

NSR schedule Mondays: pop, rock, RnB and indie Tuesdays: classic rock, reggae, ska, folk, jazz, world and indie Wednesdays: breakbeat and drum & bass Thursdays: dubstep, 2step, electro and breakbeat

Fine Art degree students are exhibiting their work at Pallant House gallery in Chichester until Thursday 27th May. ‘Drawing Pallant House’ is an exhibition of student drawings which reflected aspects of the house, including works of art in the gallery, whilst retaining the essence of their current studio practice for the degree. Opening times: Tues – Wed & Fri – Sat 10am – 5pm Thu 10am – 8pm & Sun 12.30pm – 5pm

For full listings go to www.nsr.fm

Student Trips coming up……… Some of the things that have been organised this year are: Dry Slope Skiing Lessons FREE Football FREE Basketball Training Sessions � FREE Street Dance Sessions

NEXT Go Karting, Crawley

Got something to say?!

For more information email Emma Thomson or Lucy Djevdet or call 01903 606315

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Campus Catch Up Simon Says Words of wisdom from the Health & Safety Manager For many people exam time is the most stressful part of the academic year. With so much riding on the outcome, there can be a high degree of pressure to perform well. Here are some exam preparation tips to help you excel. The earlier you start, the more time you will have to prepare for the exam. By starting early and studying on a regular basis you will have a better opportunity to absorb the information and life will be a lot easier when it’s time to put it all together. Make sure your course material is well organised so you can find and fill any gaps. If you miss any classes, get the notes from your friends right away instead of scrambling at the last minute. Proper organisation will help you to get a better picture of the material that has to be covered and improve the flow of the study process.

Don’t forget to take care of yourself during the exam preparation. It is very important to be in good mental and physical condition for the exam. A small amount of stress can get you psyched, but too much mental or physical strain can be detrimental to your performance. The last thing you want to do is to sabotage your efforts by ignoring your well-being. After you finish studying, take some time to relax. Don’t stay up too late if you can help it and try to get a good night’s sleep. Eat before the exam to build your energy, but avoid heavy foods that can make you drowsy. Keep a positive attitude about the exam. Go to the exam focused and relaxed - you have done the work, now it’s time to reap the rewards. Good Luck!

EXTREME Show Hairdressing students are putting on a hair and fashion show on Monday 17th May at 7pm at the Empress Suite above Occasions Nightclub, Sea Front, 32-34 Marine Parade, Worthing (opposite the pier). Tickets are £10 each in aid of the Chestnut Tree House. The evening will include entertainment, raffle and auction (with some fantastic prizes) music, refreshments and will be hosted by John Forgeham (Frank Laslette from Footballers Wives!) If you would like any tickets please contact Sharon Embley on 01903 606394 or email s.embley@nbcol.ac.uk

Coming up at the Northbrook Theatre in May... Wonderland

Tired of having nothing to do, Tired of having nothing to talk about, Tired of restriction, tired of rules. Until… Alice takes the moment and doesn’t consider the consequences… Weds 26th May @ 7.30pm & Thurs 27th May @ 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Box Office info - Tel: 01903 606162 or email: box.office@nbcol.ac.uk - www.stacatnorthbrook.com

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As part of Make A Positive Contribution months in April and May students have been exploring the benefits of volunteering

Worthing Churches Homeless Project Claire Thomas from Worthing Churches Homeless Project came in to talk to students about volunteering. Students and staff across all campuses have been donating unwanted clothing items or food to the charity.

Community Skills Group The Community Skills group have been doing their bit for the community by designing an interactive quiz that be can taken into care homes. The students’ next project involves buying T shirts from Oxfam then placing designs on them and selling them for the Haiti appeal.

Get Involved! Volunteering is simple. It’s about giving your time to do something useful, without getting paid (apart from expenses). In return you get the satisfaction of time and effort well spent.

Why volunteer? � Meet new people � Gain useful experience � Learn new skills � Great fun! The range of opportunities is huge. Whatever skills and experience you have, there is something that you can do. The biggest problem for people is finding the time to volunteer but many busy people do find suitable opportunities. Volunteering in Worthing http://www.do-it.org.uk/youthnet/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=445 Volunteering Positions http://www.worthingcvs.org.uk/volunteer_ctr_4.html Citizens Advice Bureau http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk

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Campus Catch Up Everyone’s Talking About It! “I think people get put off of doing volunteering/charity work as it is seen as being centred around old people and working in shops but there is in fact so much out there to do.” Rhiannan, BTEC Diploma in Photography and volunteer at the Corner House in Southwick, a resource centre for adults with mental health issues

Keira volunteered to gain experience in her chosen field and through her volunteering has now secured a position as a Trainee Child Care Practitioner.

“Looking back on my journey, I have progressed and developed greatly and I owe so

much of it to The Community House where I volunteered, its staff and service users for helping me build the foundation to the start of my career.” Keira, ASDAN Certificate in Community Volunteering

“Volunteering has given me so much. It has given me the opportunity to build my CV and career I’ve always wanted, meet new people, gain confidence as well as giving something back to help others.” Leon, Integrative Counselling & Therapy Advanced Diploma

Go Green for St Barnabas Fundraising Event – All Campuses Wednesday 12th May & Thursday 13th May The theme is GO GREEN so students could: * Wear green for the day and donate £1 * Have cake sale with cakes decorated green * Have a plant sale * Dress up as a green film character for the day and donate £1 * Wear green face paints for the day * Take part in a football match at BW on the Thursday (email d.green@nbcol.ac.uk if you are interested) All money raised over the two days will go towards the GO GREEN St Barnabas Fundraising project and towards buying a brick for the new St Barnabas Hospice in Worthing.

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Campus Catch Up Gardening in the Community The Towards Independence gardening group have been putting their gardening tools to good use by offering their gardening services to schools, colleges and organisations. The students’ first gardening job came about when the head teacher at Palatine School asked the students to help clear the garden and make it safer for the children at the school.

Word got around and the group were asked to assist at Oak Grove College. Caroline Celderfield, a community artist, was on hand and the group were given the opportunity to work on several creative art projects alongside the Oak Grove students. Next job for the gardening group is the Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice.

Political Talks Students got the chance to fire questions at four politicians and hear their views in the run up to the General Election. The speakers included Emily Benn from the Labour party, Tim Loughton from the Conservative party, James Doyle from the Liberal Democrats and Susan Board from the Green Party who attended to present their views to students followed by a question and answer session.

Above left: James Doyle (left) and Emily Benn (right) Right: Tim Loughton

Get Creative Questionnaire to Completing Students The Questionnaire to Completing Students will be ready for students to complete online from Monday 17th May for two weeks. Links to the Questionnaire can be found on the Student Website or Blackboard.

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Want to see your artwork on the next cover of The Noodle? Send artwork that would suit the space on a black background to thenoodle@nbcol.ac.uk Any designs not used for June’s issue may be considered for future issues.

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Student Success Students Help the Search for Dorothy Theatre Hair & Make-up students began the search with Andrew Lloyd Webber to find Dorothy for The Wizard of Oz. The students worked on the advert for the BBC’s new talent programme, ‘Over The Rainbow’. Lydia Pankhurst, Hanna Canfor, Laura Hyman and Alex Jones spent two days styling all the Dorothys. Over The Rainbow is aired on BBC One on Saturday and Sunday

Above left: Laura Hyman (right) Above right: Lydia Pankhurst, Hanna Canfor and Alex Jones

Sky High Hairdressing Apprentice, Charlotte Larkham, recently did a parachute jump and raised nearly £3000 for charity. Charlotte did the jump in memory of her grandad and donated the money to Make-A-Wish Foundation and Bowel Cancer UK.

Students Stage ‘Rent’ Students put on a dazzling performance of the musical ‘Rent’ at the Northbrook Theatre. The show was performed by Musical Theatre degree students, with scenery, lighting and costumes by Theatre Production degree students. Rent is a Rock Opera, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. The show received an excellent review in the local press.

Fast Tracked Students Racing driver Jon Davies has offered eight motorsport students the chance to get hands-on experience in the real world of motorsport by being part of Team Zugattio Racing. The team is competing in the Champion of Brands Formula Ford series and Brighton Speed Trials in September as well as a couple of additional events.

The students will operate in the roles of race engineer, chief mechanic and two other mechanics. Experienced driver Davies will give a number of guest lectures at the College and hopes this will open up opportunities for the students in the world of motorsport.

Argus press cutting

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Move It Dave Green - Sports Coordinator My job is to improve sport at Northbrook and I have been busy setting up new sports activities and getting students to play more sport. I will be organising more sporting events throughout the year so make sure you check out my page in each issue of The Noodle.

Dave Teaching the Teachers Early Years students were taken through a basic PE lesson by Dave to prepare them for their work experience in September. The 20 students will be required to deliver a PE lesson so Dave made sure they were prepared.

Sports Afternoon Work Skills students from LLDD took part in badminton, basketball and football at Worthing Leisure Centre. The two hour session encouraged team building and cooperation skills.

Free Passes Chanctonbury Sports and Leisure came into West Durrington to give health tests to students and staff. They left 30 free seven day passes which have been shared out between each reception – grab yours quick!

What’s Coming Up Free Netball session – Fun games and matches with other colleges World Cup Football Tournament at all three sites. Dates to be confirmed

Boxing session - Would you like to take part in some FREE non contact boxing sessions? Dates to be confirmed

If you are interested in taking part in football or any sport at Northbrook, then email Dave Green your Sports Coordinator at d.green@nbcol.ac.uk

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Up for Grabs Job Vacancies Motorcycle/Scooter Apprentice Sinnis Motorcycles are looking for an apprentice in their Brighton based motorcycle workshop Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm - flexible with college commitments Contact Daqi Fan on 01273 506306 or email d.fan@sinnis.co.uk

John Wiley & Sons

Trainee Teacher of Fashion/Art

Publishing - Rights & Permissions Work Experience

Reigate College

Part time – Unpaid Apply online at www.wiley.com

Applicants must have a relevant first degree and must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in teaching

For further information contact Erica Bone on 01243 770388 or email ebone@wiley.com

For further details email Caroline Loughlin Caroline.Loughlin@reigate.ac.uk or visit www.reigate.ac.uk under the Jobs section

Closing date: Thursday 27th May 2010

Closing date: Friday 14th May at 9.00am

1/2 Price Swimming for Northbrook Students at Worthing Aquarena Every Mon, Wed & Fri 1.30 – 3pm Contact 01903 231797 for more details @ NORTHBROOK COLLEGE

Free 1 Day Pass for Fitness First

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There are more than 160 Fitness First clubs in the UK, and you can spend a day at your nearest one free of charge. Just fill in the simple form to get your free pass at www.fitnessfirst.co.uk

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