• January 23, 2018 /  Teacher & Students

    Most students are unclear as to the information landlords can request from students during the housing application process. As a result, many students are taken advantage of and their applications for Waterloo student rentals are judged based on information they did not have to provide. Student focused property management companies are an effective option to avoid this situation. They always act professionally and never ask inappropriate questions. They are solely interested in finding each and every student off campus housing that meets their specific requirements.

    However, if you have decided to attempt to find Waterloo student rentals on your own, the following is a list of questions that landlords can and cannot ask when you apply for student housing:

    Questions landlords can ask

    Landlords have the right to ask students for the following information during the screening process:

    Questions about your current income and place of work

    The number tenants that will be occupying the property. They can also request their names and contact information.

    For references from past landlords. They can also ask for other references and their contact information.

    For permission to conduct a credit check

    If you have pets or are a smoker

    Any other questions that will help them effectively assess you as a potential tenant. However, questions cannot infringe upon your rights as identified by law.

    In terms of fees, landlords can request:

    oFirst and last months rent

    oKey deposits

    What Landlords cannot ask

    Landlords do not have the right to ask potential student tenants about the following information when applying for Waterloo student rentals:

    For your social insurance number

    For a deposit to cover any damage that may occur

    Personal questions related to:

    o Your status (i.e. married, single, etc.)
    oIf you plan to have children
    oYour age
    oYour ethnic background or religion
    oYour sexual preference
    oYour legal status in the country

    Any other questions that infringe on your rights as an individual.

    If you believe your landlord is violating the law or infringing on your rights you have options. You can refer to the Ontario Residential Tenancy Act to determine if your rights as a tenant are indeed being violated. Another option is to contact the off campus housing unit at your school. They will be able to help you with any issues you have with your landlord. If any situation with your landlord does not sit well with you, dont be silent and allow yourself to be taken advantage of.

    To avoid these potential issues, students attending school in the Waterloo area are now enlisting the services of student focused property management companies. Not only will students avoid having to deal one on one with landlords, using a professional company ensures students find suitable Waterloo student rentals. Student focused property management companies never ask inappropriate questions, understand the needs and requirements of student living, and have built their business around ensuring students find the best off campus housing option for their situation.

  • January 20, 2018 /  Teacher & Students

    Ontario Teacher’s Pension Fund Buys UK National Lottery

    The UK National Lottery has a new owner. Recent news reports say that the popular national lottery has been purchased from current operator Camelot by the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan from Canada. The UK National Lottery Commission will have to approve the deal before it can be completed. Reports say the deal is worth C$590 (385,418,680 pounds or $573,321,862 USD) Camelot executive Dianne Thompson stated, “We welcome Teachers’ commitment to The National Lottery’s ongoing success, and look forward to the opportunity of working with them to continue our progress in developing the business and delivering even more money for the good causes.” Current operator Camelot said that the company’s shareholders Cadbury Holdings, De La Rue Holdings, Fujitsu Services, Royal Mail Enterprises and Thales Electronics have agreed to the sale. The Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan is known as “Teacher’s.”

    Teacher’s also has several other holdings in the UK including Acorn Care and Education, Bristol International Airport, Birmingham Airport, Scotia Gas Networks, InterGen and Thomas More Square Estate. Camelot, which currently manages the UK National Lottery designs new lottery games and markets lottery products and also rune the vast lottery ticket network. The UK national Lottery will undoubtedly be a lucrative investment for the Teacher’s Pension Plan and Camelot reported 5.15 pounds in sales for the fiscal year ending March 2009. (about $7 and a half billion USD) Teacher’s is one of the world’s biggest private investors with assets estimated at $87.4 billion dollars.

    The National Lottery enjoys immense popularity with both UK players and European players. The UK national Lottery sells online lottery tickets for the convenience of players and sales have been brisk. Camelot Group will continue to run the lottery and work with Teacher’s to provide players with the best lottery service possible. Teacher’s executive Lee Sienna stated, “Camelot is a world-class lottery business with substantial opportunities to grow, both domestically and internationally.” Sienna also praised Camelot’s previous charity work saying, “We maintain the highest standards in relation to management and governance, which we see as particularly important in the case of Camelot, given its unique role in raising money for the good causes.”

    In the UK and Europe most lotteries are using the latest software to offer online lottery tickets in addition to traditional lottery tickets. In the US most lotteries have yet to adopt modern technology but two states, Illinois and Iowa, are researching the possibility of offering players online lottery tickets. The technology is already in place and US lotteries need look no further than the UK National Lottery to see how a highly successful online lottery ticket sales network can be easily implemented.

  • January 19, 2018 /  Courses & University

    These new nursing degree courses give students the choice between completing a single-field course in 3 years and a dual-field course in 4 years.

    The single-field nursing degree course can be completed in the child, adult or mental health fields of practice. Whereas the dual-field nursing degree course can either be completed in the adult and mental health, or adult and child fields of practice.

    These new nursing degree programmes are leading the way in training and were designed to prepare nurses to lead discovery through research-based training and creating change through innovation.

    The BN nursing degree curriculum at the University of Southampton was highly rated by the NMC on several points, in particular the Southampton values-based model’ which emphasises the vital importance of intelligent, compassionate and sensitive care.

    Southampton nursing degree students are made to focus on their attitudes, beliefs, values and professionalism from the outset, to ensure that patients receive the high quality care they deserve.

    Key characteristics of the BN nursing degree programme include: an emphasis on research based learning, the development of graduate attributes, grading of practice, and the joined-up inter-professional approach to shared learning between nurses, midwives and their physiotherapy, occupational therapy and podiatry colleagues.

    The University of Southampton also offers an MN masters degree in nursing: this graduate entry programme will enable students to become highly competent, knowledgeable and skilful practitioners, who are able to provide the highest quality care in their chosen field.

    Many former University of Southampton students are now in senior positions in the NHS and other healthcare organisations. In 2009, 93% of the University of Southamptons Health Sciences graduates found work or enrolled in further study.

    It is possible to learn more about nursing degree courses at the University of Southampton by visiting the Health Sciences web-site at www.southampton.ac.uk/healthsciences/

  • January 18, 2018 /  Education & Study

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  • January 18, 2018 /  School & Schoolarship

    Few people can cook up savvy cover letters, especially when applying for a scholarship when you are a single mother. Not because you are single mom. However, because I have already forgotten what its like to do something that does not involve household or children matters. Dont worry, youre not alone, writing cover letters for scholarship application is not easy for everyone too.

    Scholarships for mothers program has already been spread widely across the country. So when a mother will take an interest in this, shell have to go through the process of applying. Since eligibility is being a mother, check. Now when ask for filing an application, this will involved not just government forms to fill up but also a cover letter.

    A cover letter is needed to serve as an introduction of ones intent for submitting attached documents. It does suppose to complement with the accompanying documents. For application of scholarships, a poorly written cover letter may cost an applicant the chance of availing a scholarship grant.

    In order to ensure a scholarship, follow simple guidelines that would lead to write a winning cover letter. When about to write, take note of what program of study you are applying a scholarship for. This will matter in your letter, if you are not sure of this, dont apply. Just remember your letter will be direct, brief but respectful.

    Now it should start with the usual format for writing formal letters, like letterhead, addressee and destinations address. Start with proper salutations, then the body of the letter.

    In the body of the letter, the first lines of the paragraph should be mentioning the reason for applying scholarships for mothers program. What program of study you have chosen. Explain your situation briefly but formally. Do not inject too much drama, lest it sounds deliberate and fake.

    In the middle of the body, explain how availing a scholarship will greatly affect your life as mother in supporting your family. It is wise also to mention that availing scholarship for mothers program will give you deep self-satisfaction.

    The concluding part of the letter should mention about appreciating this government program. Its also good to mention gratitude for such an opportunity that even mothers like you are given attention by the government. Then include your hope for a favorable response, and then wait.

  • January 18, 2018 /  Courses & University

    New opportunities are made available to those students who work diligently to learn English. There is a great demand for bilingual people in the fields of education, global commerce, and telecommunications. These are just a few of the industries a person might try finding a job in after they have successfully completed ESL courses. The sky’s the limit for professionals that have mastered many languages.

    Perhaps you are wondering what one is supposed to learn when taking ESL courses. Well, someone teaching these classes will want to help students learn how to speak, read, write, and listen to the English language. All of the skills must be mastered in order for someone to consider themselves fluent. It is not enough to be proficient in just two or three of the four aspects covered in the curriculum.

    During ESL courses, there is a lot of time spent discussing grammar, sentence structure, and tenses. Some languages of the world are considered much easier to learn because they do not use as many tenses. Typically, a student is taught about the present tense before they try to grasp the concept of past tense, future tense, and so forth. Along the tense, students in ESL courses learn the basic pronouns and a list of commonly used nouns and verbs. With words of each type mastered, a person can begin to form basic sentences.

    Pronunciation is also an important part of being comfortable with English. Once students have a sizable vocabulary of words, they might enjoy watching television or listening to music in order to hear the words they know and listen to how they are used in phases and sentences. If non-native speakers are able to fine-tune their listening skills, they will be better equipped to answer questions and carry on conversations with others.

    Are you a non-native speaker interested in enrolling in ESL courses? You might want to consider taking these classes while studying abroad in an English-speaking country. Immersion is the best way to learn a language. It forces a person to put their newfound skills to good use on a regular basis. Plus, those abroad get to practice reading signs, listening to people at bus stops, watching TV news, answering questions while ordering food at a restaurant, and in a thousand other ways. It can seem daunting to enter these kinds of situations at first, but most find they can converse more fluidly and get themselves around their new foreign city without any problem in about a week’s time. Then, it just becomes more and more enlightening from that moment on.

  • January 14, 2018 /  Courses & University

    Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women is another Delhi University (DU) college that offers various types of career courses and vocational courses that may not be on the popularity radar but are high on employability quotient. Various career and vocational courses offered by the college are uniquely designed so as to bridge the gap between the University and industry. When IT comes to creating job opportunities, vocational education and courses are the potential mine field. The term vocational means work related, So if you are doing a vocational qualification it means you are learning skills that will help you to get a job quite easily. The applied practical training imparted in our curriculum fills up the lacunae of the conventional pure science courses.

    The three-year degree programmes offered by the college are B.Sc (Hons) in Electronics, Instrumentation, Food Technology, Computer Science and Biomedical Sciences. All these career courses are inter-disciplinary and the students undergo eight weeks of industry training in their second and third years. There is also a need to change the mindset of the people towards vocational education and training. They have to be counselled about the changed situation and the relevance about vocational education and training. A negative mindset towards the course from the part of the parents is one of the biggest impediments in making vocational education popular.

    This year, the college has received around 15,000 applications for various career courses with the maximum being for Computer Science, followed by Food Technology and Biomedical Science. However, Electronics and Instrumentation offer equally good opportunities. The students of electronics are either working in the IT industry or studying at various universities including the IITs.

    The students also have the several option of taking up the add-on course of CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate), which is recognised worldwide and helps in placements. Though many students move on to pursue a Ph.D, the college helps them in placements.

    In the past, students have been placed with mainly IT companies like HCL, Sapient, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services, Siemens, Wipro, Motorola, LG Electronics, NTPC, Dabur, Nirulas, Kwality, Glaxo Smithkline, TERI, National Heart Institute, Jubiliant Organosys and Ranbaxy Laboratories, among others. The starting salaries offered to students have been in the range of Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000 per month.

  • January 12, 2018 /  Courses & University

    Wingate University is a small, private institution with an enrollment of 2,500 students. The universitys main campus is located 30 miles southeast of Charlotte in Wingate, North Carolina. There are satellite campuses in Matthews and Hendersonville, North Carolina. The Wingate University Bulldogs play NCAA Division II sports in the South Atlantic Conference (SAC). Their 2012 football schedule includes 6 home games and 5 games on the road. Seven games are against SAC rivals.

    Wingates first three games will be played against non-conference opponents. The Wingate season opener will be an away game, scheduled for September 1 against St. Augustines College in Raleigh. This will be the first time these two teams have met. The kickoff will be at 1:30pm. The Bulldogs home opener is scheduled for September 8 at 1:30pm against Albany State University. This non-conference opponent is always a strong competitor. Wingate will face UNC Pembroke at home on September 15.

    The universitys first 2012 conference game is scheduled for September 22 at Brevard College. The September 29 game will be against conference rival Carson-Newman in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Wingate has won its last two contests against Carson-Newman. The Bulldogs will play at home on October 6 against Mars Hill College. This conference game has been designated as Family Day. Wingate University will face conference rivals Newberry College on October 13 at Newberry, South Carolina and Catawba College on October 20 at home.

    Wingate fans will celebrate Homecoming on October 27 against Lenoir-Rhyne University, another South Atlantic Conference team. Homecoming Weekend will include a variety of special activities including a parade, 5K Run, golf tournament, and several class reunions. The game kickoff is scheduled for 1:30pm. The Bulldogs will finish their 2012 season with a non-conference game at North Greenville College in Tigerville, South Carolina on November 3, and a conference game at home against Tusculum College on November 11. Conference playoffs will begin on November 17 at sites to be determined.

    The Wingate Bulldogs are coached by Joe Reich, who has a 71-49 record in 11 years as head coach. Wingate home games are played in the universitys Irwin Belk Stadium, which seats 3,000 fans. Single game tickets are $12 for general admission seating and $16 for reserved seats. On campus parking is available. Wingate University is located 6 miles south of Monroe, North Carolina off US Hwy 74 in Wingate. Fans should enter campus at the main gate and drive 1 mile on Camden Road to Irwin Belk Stadium.

  • January 12, 2018 /  School & Schoolarship

    Single mothers who want to continue their college education also face the financial burden of childcare, books tuition fees and other expenses. Financial aid is a wonderful way to help pay for school and the people working in the financial aid office should have knowledge of college grants for single mothers specifically. These can pay for housing, books, tuition and many expenses related to college. Financial aid may consist of scholarships, grants, loans, and participation in work-study programs. Tax credits and benefits for military personnel also aid in offsetting the cost of higher education.

    Grants for single mothers are often available from public assistance organizations, private organizations, and other charitable groups. Taking advantage of this government program will be well worth it for you and your family in the future. Grants for single mothers could be your ticket to a brighter future for you and your children. Childcare can cost close to a third of a woman’s pay per week with just a single child. Children of qualified families will get either free or greatly price-reduced meals at lunchtimes. Scholarships for single moms make it possible for a mother to spend this time with the children.en.

    Government scholarships for single mothers and aid are usually targeted towards young women who are smart, driven, and simply keen on expanding their horizons, especially because of their growing family. Single parents are awarded the amount of tuition, books and dorm for two years until they finish their graduate program. Funding higher education is difficult enough for anyone to do. For a single mother the challenge is twice as hard. Funding has increased by about 20%, to a total of $35 Billion for this year. If you receive a Pell grant, it is renewable each year, with built-in increases to cover the rising cost of tuition. Scholarships for single mothers are sometimes a necessity for single moms who want to go back to school. Taking care of children and paying bills can present a serious financial strain. Scholarships for single mothers are the answer to this dilemma.

    The opportunity to get a better job or career advancement through education is one of the best ways to receive long term help in finances. Funding is generally limited to a certain period or amount to be dispersed. Scholarships for single mothers are often awarded with enough money to cover the cost of living, classes, books and other daily needs. A college scholarship is one the best ways for them to go to school. College scholarships for single mothers help them get back to colleges and learn lifelong skills to better their future. Government grants and scholarships have increased in popularity over the past little while, mostly due to the Presidents Mothers Going Back to School program. Government scholarships for single mothers are probably the most well known form of scholarship this decade.

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  • January 10, 2018 /  Education & Study

    Study abroad programs become the first choice when it comes to pursuing higher education. The advancement of technology and increasing liberalization have also elevated education abroad as a viable option for many. However, what has made these programs popular among the students of developing countries and other hitherto marginalized sections of the population is the availability of numerous study abroad scholarships and International fellowships.

    Over the years, USA seems to have captured the imagination of the youth who wish to pursue higher education abroad. Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, New Zealand and Singapore are some other places that have witnessed tremendous flow of International students. India and China are two other countries that are attracting a growing number of foreign students at present.

    However, taking the decision to go abroad for studies is not an easy one as it involves considerable expenses. But with numerous education loans and scholarships around, it has become much easier today. Most of the countries that seek to attract students from other countries offer scholarships on a wide variety of study abroad programs that may include courses in medicine, engineering, arts and humanities, science, management, law, fashion design & technologies, and various other courses. For example, if you are willing to study in USA, you can think of applying for Fulbright Scholarships, Marshall Scholarships, AFLSE Scholarships, Miss America Scholarships and so on. In order to qualify for certain scholarships you may have to fulfill certain criteria like merit, need, ethnicity etc.

    For specific information on a country’s study abroad programs, it is always helpful to visit the local office of the country’s embassy or the office of the High Commission. Moreover, certain countries has also opened office specifically to cater to the needs of the International students. Certain good educational websites also provide information about the study abroad programs that are available in a country and other related information. Another option to take the right decision is to go for professional help and visit an experienced education consultant.