Heading back to school or college

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young people at college
All you need to know about heading back to school or college this September.

Not in education, employment or training?

All young people aged 16-17 should be in learning this September. If you’re not – don’t panic, there is something out there to suit you.

  • Register with us so we know you’re NEET.
  • Check our opportunities list & sign up to Hot Jobs.
  • Contact learning providers.
  • Visit your local CHOICES session.

Evening activities:

Having an evening activity is a great way:

  • To relax and have some fun after school or college
  • Learn new skills
  • Meet new people 
  • Keep you fit and healthy 

You can find lots of local activities over on Activities Oxfordshire. 

Personal safety when traveling to and from school:

If you're commuting to and from school or college then it's super important to remember your personal safety. To help, we've created a list of oxme top tips on how to stay safe when out and about:

  • Go out in a group, and stay in a group
  • Look out for your friends
  • Make sure someone knows where you are going and when you'll arrive or be back
  • Carry a phone
  • Know your route
  • Avoid risky areas

Coping with school stress:

If you find yourself feeling stressed about going back to school, don’t worry – it’s normal, and there are different things that you can do to help.

  • Ensure that you’re getting enough sleep
  • Make sure that you have time to relax
  • Socialise with people who make you feel more positive
  • Take time to do your favourite activities
  • Spend some time outside – this can help to boost your mood!

If you find that these do not help, or that you need more support you can visit your school nurse.

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