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We understand that sometimes life can become challenging, these pages are here to ensure that your journey through education is as smooth as possible.  Some of the services will incur a charge for which the university is not liable.  WINC do not endorse the organisations listed and cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites we encourage all students to make their own inquiries before committing to any support.


EMPLOYABILITY:

Here at WINC we want our graduates to have the best possible opportunity at securing employment or improving their career prospects.

There are several ways we can support you with this, from employability workshops to assistance with writing your résumé.  No one should have to pay for agency assistance or résumé writing and we ask our students to remain vigilant when dealing with organisations who charge fees.

If you are currently studying with us, ask your Tutor about Internship or Placement opportunities on your course.

Career Planning:

Top 20 Interview Questions

Working in the UAE

Monster – Career Planning

 

Résumé Writing:

Michael Page Advice

Gulf Jobs Market

Dubai Employment Tips

 

Employment Agencies and Job Sites:

Go to Gulf                              Nakri Gulf

Bayt                                         Trovit 

Dubizzle                                 Reed

Adecco

 

HEALTH & WELLBEING

It is important to us that our students remain healthy and happy during their studies and beyond.  To help you achieve this we offer personal tutoring while on programme and access to our Student Counsellor.  Please consult your student handbook for more details.  Remember that your family can also be an important source of advice and information.

If you require a service that we do not provide on campus, we would be happy to help you find one locally.

Some of the pages listed here may be international and are for information only.  You may not be able to access the face to face services from outside the host country.

Advice On:

Smoking Cessation:                 

DHA Toll Free Advice Line:        800-123-QUIT (7848)

How to Stop Smoking for Good

NHS – Stop Smoking Advice

 

Alcohol Dependency:

Addiction Helper Worldwide

Counselling Dubai

Live-well – Advice

Drinkaware UK

Drink Safely

 

Sexual Health:

Dubai Medical

Health Information

FPA UK

Online Advice/Information

 

Relationship Advice:

Improving Relationships

Healthy Relationships – Expect Respect

 

Sports & Fitness; Health & Nutrition:

Fitness Link Middle East

Dubai Fitness

RAK Sports

Losing Weight

Healthy Eating  

 

STUDY SKILLS SUPPORT

We provide handbooks to all our students containing useful information about the course you are studying.  Please ensure that you have read these thoroughly as it will contain many answers to frequently asked questions.

If you are struggling to complete your assignments or are worried about falling behind in class, you should always speak to your Personal Tutor first.  If the teaching team are unaware that you are experiencing difficulties – we are unable to help you.

University of Bolton have a Study Skills page which is open for anyone to use for advice around assignments, referencing, research and many more topics related to Higher Education.

BISSTO

There are many other Universities that offer a similar service and there is no reason why you cannot seek advice from many sources to help you improve your studies.

Please remember that for any course specific requirements such as style of referencing, assignment submission, appeals procedure, mitigating circumstances etc you MUST follow the instructions given to you by your awarding institution.

More Study Skills

Study Tutorials Online

 

PERSONAL FINANCE

If you are in financial difficulty and have borrowings, it is important to speak with the financial institution first to tell them about your situation.  It is likely that a payment plan can be arranged for you and the debt paid off without future repercussions.

As the laws and regulations differ so greatly between different countries, it is imperative that when seeking financial advice that you locate an adviser with the expertise necessary to help with your particular circumstances.