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    I know some people will be doing it in October, or some next summer. I had a lot of questions before I started, so if you do, feel free to ask away!
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    (Original post by strawberries567)
    I know some people will be doing it in October, or some next summer. I had a lot of questions before I started, so if you do, feel free to ask away!
    What was your favourite thing about it?

    What were the people in your group like?

    Have you kept in touch with anyone since?
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    (Original post by Kevin De Bruyne)
    What was your favourite thing about it?

    What were the people in your group like?

    Have you kept in touch with anyone since?
    The best thing for me was meeting people I wouldn't have met if I didn't go on NCS.

    The people in my group were really a mixed bag, but I will say this - you won't like everyone on NCS. I met some lovely people in my group.

    Yes! I still speak to a few now and then.

    Will you be going on NCS? It really is a great experience.
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    (Original post by strawberries567)
    I know some people will be doing it in October, or some next summer. I had a lot of questions before I started, so if you do, feel free to ask away!
    What do you even do for that?
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    What do you even do for that?
    If you do it in the summer, there are 3 phases: the personal challenge. the team challenge and the social action project. on the first one you go on a residential to a pgl type place and do activities like rockclimbing, abseiling etc. on the second one you stay in uni accommodation and learn about a chosen skill (media, enterprise, sport, photography or music). on the 3rd one you do a social action project in your local area and raise money for something (mine was for a local farm). that was the most hard and time consuming part of NCS but overall it was well worth it x
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    (Original post by strawberries567)
    If you do it in the summer, there are 3 phases: the personal challenge. the team challenge and the social action project. on the first one you go on a residential to a pgl type place and do activities like rockclimbing, abseiling etc. on the second one you stay in uni accommodation and learn about a chosen skill (media, enterprise, sport, photography or music). on the 3rd one you do a social action project in your local area and raise money for something (mine was for a local farm). that was the most hard and time consuming part of NCS but overall it was well worth it x
    What do you do during the autumn,is it the same?
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    What do you do during the autumn,is it the same?
    sameish, just in a shorter space of time I would imagine. I wouldn't know too much because I did it in the summer, I think the NCS website will have more info x
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    (Original post by strawberries567)
    If you do it in the summer, there are 3 phases: the personal challenge. the team challenge and the social action project. on the first one you go on a residential to a pgl type place and do activities like rockclimbing, abseiling etc. on the second one you stay in uni accommodation and learn about a chosen skill (media, enterprise, sport, photography or music). on the 3rd one you do a social action project in your local area and raise money for something (mine was for a local farm). that was the most hard and time consuming part of NCS but overall it was well worth it x
    That's nice to hear. What about October, do you know what they do then?
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    That's nice to hear. What about October, do you know what they do then?
    same thing in a shorter space of time im guessing, are you thinking of doing it?
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    (Original post by strawberries567)
    same thing in a shorter space of time im guessing, are you thinking of doing it?
    Oh right. Yes.
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    Oh right. Yes.
    Great! I love Ozark by the way x
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    Apart from like 2 people, I haven't spoken to anyone from NCS since I did it. Now that I think about it, I feel like NCS really is overrated.
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    (Original post by strawberries567)
    Great! I love Ozark by the way x
    Thanks, so do I!
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    Apart from like 2 people, I haven't spoken to anyone from NCS since I did it. Now that I think about it, I feel like NCS really is overrated.
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    I probably shouldn't say this, being an Ambassador.

    When did you do NCS?
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    When did you do NCS?
    Last year.
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    Last year.
    Oh ok. Summer?
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    Whats ncs
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    Whats ncs
    National Citizen Service, a youth programme (for 15-17 years olds), usually done in the summer with residential parts and 'social action' parts that usually don't make that much of an impact. You make a **** load of friendships in a very short time period 'cause of the activities you're thrown together in during the residential part.By the 3rd week, you get lowkey sick of the people there. And a lot of the friendships don't last for more than a few months after the programme is over. Still, you get a certificate and other opportunities after you graduate.

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    Oh ok. Summer?
    Yup. I've heard the October programme is a rip off and awkward considering it's only two weeks.
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    (Original post by ||TheUnknown||)
    National Citizen Service, a youth programme (for 15-17 years olds), usually done in the summer with residential parts and 'social action' parts that usually don't make that much of an impact. You make a **** load of friendships in a very short time period 'cause of the activities you're thrown together in during the residential part.By the 3rd week, you get lowkey sick of the people there. And a lot of the friendships don't last for more than a few months after the programme is over. Still, you get a certificate and other opportunities after you graduate.



    Yup. I've heard the October programme is a rip off and awkward considering it's only two weeks.
    Yeah true. Where do you even stay? And for how long?
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    (Original post by ||TheUnknown||)
    National Citizen Service, a youth programme (for 15-17 years olds), usually done in the summer with residential parts and 'social action' parts that usually don't make that much of an impact. You make a **** load of friendships in a very short time period 'cause of the activities you're thrown together in during the residential part.By the 3rd week, you get lowkey sick of the people there. And a lot of the friendships don't last for more than a few months after the programme is over. Still, you get a certificate and other opportunities after you graduate.



    Yup. I've heard the October programme is a rip off and awkward considering it's only two weeks.
    sounds like a load of ******** lol
 
 
 
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