THE BLOG

Past to Present: a brief history of the College

Wiltshire College & University Centre was established in 2000 following the amalgamation of three separate colleges in Chippenham, Trowbridge and Lackham, initially operating as Wiltshire College. In 2006, the College opened its bespoke motorsport centre at Castle Combe racetrack before the College was further expanded in 2008 following a merger with Salisbury College to become [Read more…]

Five factors that make a good boss

Great managers are like gold dust. A study by the research and consultancy company Gallup found that only about one in ten workers have the right qualities – and 82% of the time, companies promote the wrong person.   But Gallup also found that another one in five people have managerial talents and could become [Read more…]

Improving your soft skills: five ways to be a better communicator

More and more employers say the skills most in demand aren’t necessarily technical qualifications but the personal qualities that enable teams to work together effectively – so-called “soft skills”.   In the last employer skills survey by the government, businesses said 66% of vacancies caused by skills shortages were due to a lack of soft [Read more…]

The Power of Persuasion – Tips for Persuasive Writing

Being able to write persuasively is a powerful skill to master. Whether you’re writing an essay, a proposal, an article, a review, an advert, or even a letter to your MP, convincing your audience to side with your point of view is essential to success.   Here we outline some of the most effective ways [Read more…]