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I have been volunteering with North Somerset BME Network since 2009.
In Guatemala, we drive on the left side and when I relocated in England I was using public transport. I needed to take a theoretical and practical exam to get a British Driving licence. Only if you are from the European Union can you get it transferred over.
So, North Somerset BME Network organised a group to learn the theory to pass the test and I did!
This support really helped me get back to my engineering career in England. I have been supporting North Somerset BME network since then. In the last 2 months over 150 people walked into 12 Orchard Place in Weston-super-mare to make new friendships, gain employment, get qualifications or access services.
On Saturday 26 of August, North Somerset BME Network organised an event about Women's Equality and I given a talk about Women in Engineering.
I had the experience to work in Textiles, plastic, mining, highways and transport and the aim of my talk was to encourage more women to study engineering. Even thought I studied Chemical Engineering, there seems to be a huge demand for Civil, electrical and mechanical engineers in UK at the moment.
So, start getting inspired and start applying for spaces in universities. There are lots of options to choose from. Some are:
Find more information at Engineering in the UK Webpage.
This event was organized by North Somerset BME Network, a local charity that aims to connect people between cultures.
Did you know that there are over 52 nationalities in North Somerset?
If you speak English as a second language, if you are from America, Canada or England and you are interested in learning more about other cultures or connecting with our activities, please join us for our next event and kindly share this page with your family and friends.
North Somerset BME Network promotes social inclusion and equality providing education, information and support to BME and LGBT residents in North Somerset area.
For more information like us on Facebook at All Inclusive BME Network and hope to see you next time in our next event!
Develop your intercultural competence and meet global challenges
According to the Intelligence Unit at The Economist, 90% of executives in 68 countries say cross-cultural management is their biggest challenge.
Good intercultural communication and an understanding of cultural differences are now critical for professionals, especially those part of global networks.
In this course not only will you develop the skills and acquire the knowledge needed to meet the global challenges today’s world presents, you will also learn to succeed in a diverse workplace and appreciate the value of cultural differences.
What will you achieve?
Interact with people who are culturally diverse (openness)
Ask questions of other cultures (curiosity)
Describe own cultural rules and biases (self-awareness)
Differentiate complex worldview frameworks (cultural worldview frameworks)
Discuss differences in forms of communication (verbal and non-verbal communication)
Recognise the feelings of diverse cultural groups (empathy)
Who is this course for?This course is for anyone looking to improve their intercultural competence - you might be a student preparing for the world of work or study abroad, or a HR worker or corporate trainer, or you could be a professional working in marketing. You don’t need any prior experience.
Study method Online, self-paced
Duration 4 Weeks
For registering click here
Get paid to shop! Check out in #WSM #Portishead #Nailsea #Clevedon #Yatton #Bristol #Cheddar #Sedgemoore #UK
Become a mystery shopper and tell us about your experiences
"Some people think getting paid to shop is too good to be true"
Below are a few of the questions we often get asked about what it is like being a mystery shopper:
Do you really get paid to shop?
Yes! We normally ask you to complete an assignment at a specified store, or restaurant, or hotel and to act out a scenario whilst posing as a normal customer. The assignment will usually involve assessing staff performance, customer service and store tidiness and cleanliness. You might also be asked to check on merchandising or asked to audit a store in some way. Each assignment is different, depending on the needs of the client. The one thing you must never do is reveal yourself as a mystery shopper - posing as a normal customer is essential!
Some assignments require you to make a purchase to assess customer service and efficiency at the till and some may ask you to return a purchase to evaluate the stores return/refund policy. Be prepared to be flexible!
What makes a good Mystery shopper?
You need to show commitment, have a very good memory and excellent observational and report writing skills. You must also be prepared to work to strict deadlines and return your reports as soon as possible after completing each assignment, normally the same day or the day after at the latest! Flexibility and enthusiasm are a must!
Can you make a full time living out of mystery shopping?No, Mystery Shopping does not provide a full time living and our clients want to use everyday consumers who are going about their normal daily lives. It's a great means of supplementing your income or an opportunity to earn a few extra pennies in your spare time.
Does it pay well?
The pay rates differ from assignment to assignment depending on the scenario. As a general guide, the assignments pay on average £5 - £10 along with additional reimbursement towards any purchases you are required to make. Some purchases you can keep and still be reimbursed for!
How will I get selected for an assignment?
Being selected for an assignment will depend on a number of factors. When you register with Market Force we ask you to complete a questionnaire about your interests and hobbies. We use this information to show you the assignments which you are most likely to be suited to. Sometimes our clients will ask for assignments to be completed by people who meet very specific criteria to help them gain an alternative perspective. In certain circumstances you may be required to undertake a test assignment for training purposes.
What’s the best thing about being a Mystery Shopper?
Mystery Shopping is fun and it's varied. You never know you might even get an assignment at your favourite local restaurant, pub, hotel, or clothes shop and so on. The scenario for each assignment differs each time and you find yourself discovering places that you may not have come across before. You might even get to travel to local towns and cities, see new sights and eat at different restaurants and pubs.
What's the worst?
The deadlines are often very tight and you should never accept an assignment unless you are 100% sure you can complete it in the required time. Sometimes scenarios don’t play out the way you expect, or a staff member may suspect you of being a mystery shopper - don't ever let on that you are! You have to be flexible and be able to think on your feet.
What happens once I become a Market Force Mystery Shopper?
After your registration is approved, we contact you by email with your login ID and password. These will take you to your homepage. Here you will be able to search, view and accept assignments which are available to you. This is also where you will complete and submit your assignment reports.
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This is the place to be on Saturday 20th May 2017! Join Capoeira Bristol and DJ Marvelous Marvin for a Brazilian party to remember.
Buffet with Feijoada, Kibe, Coxihna, Pao de Queijo and more! Maculele performance.
Contact my friend Caroline for tickets today!
To understand the "Invisible queue at the Pub" get this books and learn more:
Have you been watching the news?
My heart goes out to all affected, however we are all in this together and we can do something about it.
First learn more about radicalisation and how it happens.
What is Radicalisation?
Radicalisation is a process by which an individual or group comes to adopt increasingly extreme political, social, or religious ideals and aspirations that reject or undermine the status quo or undermine contemporary ideas and expressions of freedom of choice.
Together we can do something about this!
It only takes 45 minutes and I learned so much. Please take this free online training by the Home Office:
I got a friend in #Banwell
She has family visiting for 2 months
& it is holiday season!
#Banwell #Locking #Sandford #WSM #Worle #WestWick #Hewish #LockingVillage #Winscombe #Hutton #Bleadon #Kewstoke
Celebrating #YearOfTheGoat #ChinesseNew Year in #Bristol . Lovely #chinesse fan dancing from #Bath Chinese school @bristolmuseum
Did you know that Guatemalans have a link with Chinese?
When the Bering Strait froze mongolians crossed into Alaska and North America all the way to SouthAmerica.
That is why Mayans and Incas have asian features. The mongolian spot is a birthmark that we have asian genes.
Incredible true story! Check out my photos at Bristol Museum celebrating the Year of the Goat 2015.
Join them next year and learn more about this amazing culture!
Born in Guatemala and studied in Brazil.