Newsletter October 2015

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October 2015

Synergy Students are welcomed aboard!

Over the past few months, we have been planning and preparing for the return of the academic year while looking ahead to implement our strategic vision and mission. We have spent a good amount of time thinking about what it takes to be a Successful Entrepreneur, a Creative Hotel & Restaurant Manager, a Leading Economist and an Innovative Programmer in the 21st century, and we are taking the necessary steps to get to that future.

The class of the September 2015 intake, has the distinction of experiencing Synergy University venture further into its expansionary journey. Through our Dubai Campus, students have the unique opportunity of being part of the build-up phase to Dubai's EXPO 2020 which is set to become one of the world’s most promoted events.

With over 45 nationalities at the Dubai Campus, it becomes a “model of diversity” replicating what Dubai is all about. Students will learn from one another while tuning in to some of the best academic as well as industry practitioners.

A lot of the efforts contributed towards making this happen was from educators across various schools in the UAE.
WORD FROM
THE EDITOR



Synergy University's Career Center strives to provide highest quality career services to our students. Our aim is to successfully connect each student to a suitable employer.

It's our mission to help our students understand their career options, kick-start their careers and cope with the ever-challenging work environment.

Visit our
website to read about our success stories.

For further details please get in touch with me at
mkhan@synergy.university


Mariam Khan
School Outreach Manager

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School and university students who hate waking up in the morning for class will be happy to know there is a scientific study that backs their dislike of waking up early.
A study by researchers from the University of Oxford, Harvard Medical School and the University of Nevada has found that current school and university start times are damaging the learning and health of students. The study concluded that students aged 10 should wake up at 8.30am at the earliest, students aged 16 should wake up at 10am and students aged 18 should wake up at 11am or later...
 
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Let your child rise from the shadows

Are you at the end of your tether trying to manage behavioural or learning difficulties in your child? The solution does not have to result in retracting him or her from mainstream schooling. A shadow teacher could be the answer. Collaborating closely with the schoolteacher, the shadow teacher can motivate the child by breaking down the lesson to better suit the learning style. The importance of a shadow teacher should never be underestimated. Contrary to the name, the role of a shadow is to...
 

Tackling the toughest equation: how to engage children in mathematics

The rise in computer use combined with a decline in core maths skills presents a challenging conundrum for educators developing future generations of workers, Robert Matthews writes It is the future, it is where the top paying jobs are, and the nation is committed to it.
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Getting your high schoolers ready for school

For teenagers and high schoolers, a new year can be challenging – particularly if it’s a new school, let alone a new country and given the revolving door of expat life in the UAE, it’s important to ensure your teen feels prepared for the school year.
According to Jonathan Price, managing director, of Eteach International – the Dubai-based branch of the UK online education recruitment service for schools – high school is an adjustment period for many. “Socially, high school is hard for students.

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