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Blue Monday - Life skills

Does January leave you feeling a bit down in the dumps?

This year Monday 20 January has been awarded the accolade of being the gloomiest day of the year. Usually falling in the third or fourth week of the month and based on calculations made by a university professor, it is said to be the day we feel the most “blue”. 

January’s short, dark days and cold, wet weather together with the thought of paying off Christmas debt apparently combines to make us feel rather de-motivated and miserable! If you’re a student, January is when mock exams take place too, which adds to the stress.

Perhaps this is why January is traditionally a time for us to start looking at ways of motivating and organising ourselves – joining a running club, hitting the gym, eating more healthily, re-decorating the house or revising schoolwork.

It’s probably best to see “Blue Monday” as a time to make plans and set achievable goals for the future. If you’re a school leaver or an adult looking to return to education, then now is the time to be planning for September.

We have events coming up soon aimed at supporting both our current students and those looking to join us in September 2020.

National Careers Week is being held from 2 March – 7 March 2020. Activities and events will be happening across both campuses and are aimed at supporting young people leaving education to make decisions about their future.

We also have our next set of open events in March, so if you couldn’t make it to our events in November or want to come and have another look around, you have not missed your chance! Register on our website here.

Maidstone Campus – Wednesday 11 March 15.30 – 19.30

Medway Campus – Wednesday 18 March 15.30 – 19.30

If you don’t want to wait for the open day, applications are open – just submit the online form and we will be in touch from there with an interview date. You can browse our programmes here

We hope this helps you beat the blues!


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