3rd Floor, London Muslim Centre

46 Whitechapel Road,

London, E1 1JX

 

Lofty Aspirations

You may not go on to using algebra later on in life, but at least you were rewarded for it right?

A workshop where students explore how thousands of hours of education can become an act of worship through refining our intentions and goals. And delve into the importance of having aims and lofty aspirations as believers.

"Actions are according to intentions, and everyone will get what was intended..." Prophet Muhammad (s)

Study & Success Strategies

Work Smart, Not Hard

Students look at ways they can turn studying into a regular habit, subsequently taking the ‘never ending’ pain and struggle out of trying to keep themselves motivated.

We explore practical steps and habits of highly effective students and the range of revision techniques that are suited for different types of people. We explore stress and how it can become positive or negative, in addition to the importance of looking after ourselves/relaxing when necessary.

Health Care Professions

British Sign Language

Basic Life Support (BLS) is a level of medical care used in emergency, life-threatening situations until the victim can be cared for professionally by a team of paramedics or at a hospital. It can help people who are choking, drowning or are suffering from cardiac arrest, and it can make the difference between life and death for some people.

 

Students look at the theoretical and practical aspects of Basic Life Support. And more importantly are given the opportunity to perform CPR on dummies, under the supervision and guidance of medical students.

Basic Life Support

Acing Interviews

Your Inner Voice

The LIVE Debate

Discussions. Research. Rehearsals.

Debate is the activity that brings the art of reading, thinking and speaking together in one place. With its emphasis on critical thinking, effective communication, independent research and teamwork, debate teaches skills that serve individuals well in school, in the workplace and in our everyday life. After one week of preparation, opposing teams go head-to-head and our team members use this opportunity to provide students with constructive feedback.

Note: Motions vary each academic year

Presentations and public speaking skills are vital in many aspects of work and life. Developing the confidence and capability to give good presentations, and to stand up in front of an audience and speak well, are extremely helpful competencies for self-development and social situations. Student differentiate between good and bad presentation and effective public speaking skills. To build on the debating wokrshop, students choose their own topic to which they present to an audience the following week and are again provided with constructive feedback, effectively aiming to build on their confidence,

Students learn about the importance of having a good CV, whilst reflecting on the degree subjects and professions they want to pursue. They are taught the components of a standout CV and identified examples of possible CV content. They then apply the tips they are given into writing up their own experiences in ways that could be put on their CVs. The session finishes by directing them towards reliable sources of CV help and information.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit

Humanitarian Sector

Personal Statement & CV Building

Journalism

Students gain an insight into the media and how to create and develop news stories. From a few words and buzzing headlines, to brilliantly engaging stories, students learn about the power of words and what makes the ideal story to capture facts, ideas and events. This workshop allows students to develop their writing, interpersonal  and communication skills.

Psychology

Students learn briefly about the different career fields that can be pursued in Psychology, such as Educational, Clinical, Counselling, and Occupational Psychology. The main differences between the fieldsareere highlighted, emphasising how we may be better suited to particular fields depending on our skills & talents.

The importance of Mental Health awareness and stigma is highlighted, along with the need for more Muslim Psychologists, Counsellors and Researchers in the Muslim community to address growing needs. Students develop an awareness of how our Islamic principles can be used in conjunction with Psychology to make a positive difference to Psychological wellbeing (e.g. Islamic Counselling).

Students take part in a time management workshop, understanding the value of time and the importance of time from the Quran.

Students then go onto identifying their personal goals and their daily activities and work to prioritise them, forming a tailored plan suitable for them.

Tip #1 - Plan your day around your Salah

Lights, Camera, Action! From paramedics, A&E Nurses and Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacists and much more…students watch the journey of a teen injured on an icing rink all the way through to his/her recovery. Students gain an insight into the many professions available to them within the healthcare sector, and what routes they'll need to take to get there.

Q&A session with a panel of healthcare professionals included.

Did you know...more than 900,000 people in the UK are severly or profoundly deaf? And there are currently more than 45,000 deaf children?

We look at the value of learning how to sign and the importance of encouraging inclusion within our communities. In previous sessions, students have learnt how to sign a range of basic vocabulary including the greetings, everyday signs and questions, emotions, family members and even went further to sign the names of Prophets (as) and the Adhaan.

Bucketing and bake sales are not the only work required within charity organisations, but skills and roles such as Project managers, Accountants, Graphic designers, Nutritionists, Digital Marketing and media and many more are essential.

Our workshop was divided into 4 areas:
Programmes, Communication, Fundraising and Back end (on the ground). Where our students worked in teams to plan how they would respond to an emergency, covering all 4 of the above areas. Followed by presentations and constructive feedback from ‎Zia Salik - National Community Fundraising Manager at Islamic Relief Worldwide.

In today’s employment world, it is more important than ever to have strong interviewing skills. Our workshop is designed for students to be able to recognise good interviews, followed by their own mock interview to help reduce stress and anxiety about the process. This also helps boost their confidence and is especially helpful as students are provided with constructive feedback in a low-stress, highly supportive environment.

Our students embark on a journey of self-development and committment to perseverance, hard work and resilience in the face of adversity. Most of all, students are encouraged to raise their standards and set lofty aspirations, with a practical strategy to achieve mastery of the self. Students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds often lack the confidence or self-belief that they can make something of themselves and this workshop is designed to inspire them to be the best versions of themselves.

We deliver a comprehensive careers programme where students journey through tailored workshops, encouraging knowledge and understanding of a range of careers and opportunities available to them.

 

Each of them are designed to equip students with invaluable and transferable skills, giving them the advantage and push they need to excel in our competitive and challenging society. We promote a supportive environment where students are inspired and guided to have lofty aspirations and to go on to fulfil their ambitions.

Our programme is made up of three elements; Tuition, Tarbeeyah and Careers Workshops, for 30 weeks

which is further divided into Term 1 and Term 2.

Each session is delivered on Sundays, at the London Muslim Centre from 2.10pm.

We accept students on a first come first serve basis as our spaces are limited. Previously, we have increased in number of staff to accomodate for increased student intake, as our programme is very much in demand.

However, we cannot guarantee this will always be the case

and we therefore advise booking a place as early as possible to avoid disapointment.

"Only 5.5.% of Muslims in the 'Higher Managerial, Administrative & Professional occupations' catergory"

MCB 2015 report,

based on the 2011 Census.

Engineering

Students build structures to emulate all the aspects required to solve an engineering problem. Including:
Function, Time, Costs, Materials, Creativity and Execution.

Our students compete to build the best structure that can support a ball as it travels, which are then tested and judged on time, height, creativity and stability.

This workshop is designed to provide students with valuable insight from current engineering students and engineers in industry.

The Head Hunt

Students are provided an insight of working as a Muslim in a corporate environment, looking into challenges and solutions to overcome them without compromising on their beliefs.

The workshop allows students to review techniques and behaviours that employers look for during interviews and job applications.

This in turn allows them to reflect on how they would like to present themselves when starting their career after education.

Overview

Here are examples of some of the workshops we have held in the past. Where possible, we aim to provide workshops suited towards our students' requirements or interests at the time. We welcome suggestions from both students and parents.