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Students to get life lessons from a team of experts.


HUDDERSFIELD'S Greenhead College has launched a new initiative for the forthcoming academic year - designed to prepare young people for adulthood.

Once a month, inspiring Yorkshire professionals from a range of backgrounds and professions - including a racing driver, soldier-turned-CEO and life coach - will give a series of seminars, set to highlight life skills.

Reflecting the diverse student population - and with something that appeals to all - the talks are intended to further strengthen Greenhead's commitment to delivering a rounded learning experience, for ages 16-18.

Confirmed names include Daniel Northcott, founder of Access North, Tim Mercer, CEO at Vapour Cloud as well as owner of PiP To Grow Strong, Natasha McCreesh, while other notable speakers include chartered financial advisor, Louise Woollard, Dr Shelley Harrington, a lecturer in organisational behaviour, and founder of Benchmark Marketing, Margaret Hartley, who will present alongside racing driver Max Coates.

Subjects covered will include managing finances, setting up a business, presentation skills and project management.

It is hoped that A1 and A2 students will leave each session feeling inspired, energised and confident about life after college.

The programme is being driven by college alumni and governor, Katie Mallinson, who has built a successful career as the founder and MD of award-winning firm, Scriba PR.

Katie said: "It's important for young people to leave college with a solid education, but Greenhead is also passionate about equipping young people with the life-skills they need for life after studies.

"Those who are preparing for further education, considering the path they want their careers to follow, and, or getting ready to leave home for the first time will need off-syllabus support. When developing the programme, I thought about what I wish I'd known more about at 17 - or at least had on my radar.

"The topics will rarely be academic, instead looking to equip the listeners with knowledge which they can take with them when they progress beyond Greenhead."

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Sep 11, 2019
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