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Five benefits of going back to college as an adult

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

Returning to education can be daunting, as you wonder whether you’ll be able to juggle your time and finances, and whether you’ll be able to fit in or keep up with a bunch of teenagers and twentysomethings on your course. The good news is that educational experts and mature students who’ve been down this road [Read more…]

Study tips for if you’ve been out of education for a while

Monday, January 16th, 2023

Returning to education after a break can feel a little overwhelming, especially if it’s been a while since you were last in a classroom. But with a bit of planning and the right mindset, you can set yourself up for success. We have compiled some practical study tips to help you get back into the [Read more…]

The best apps for returning to study

Tuesday, December 13th, 2022

Time is tight for most people returning to study as an adult. In many cases, you’ve still got all the grown-up responsibilities of work and family, but now with classes, essays and revision on top.   The good news is that technology can buy us time by making us more productive, and app creators have [Read more…]

Five tips for a successful return to learning

Friday, October 21st, 2022

Returning to study after years away from textbooks can transform your career, but it can also be daunting. As a mature student, you might worry that you’ll feel isolated and stand out among all the 19-year-olds, or that you won’t remember how to structure an essay.   So, it’s good to remember that you’re not [Read more…]

Five reasons to consider a career in accounting and finance

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

From the post-pandemic ‘Great Resignation’ to the current cost of living crisis, events are causing lots of people to take another look at their career path. One in four people aged 16 to 34 were considering changing jobs last year. In uncertain times, you want a career that is stable, has plenty of options and [Read more…]

What can you do with a second language?

Friday, August 26th, 2022

As the UK looks to global markets after Brexit, language skills have never been more critical. But research suggests that 70% of British companies have no foreign language skills for the countries they do business in – suggesting there are huge opportunities for Spanish, Mandarin, French, Arabic or German speakers to make a difference.   [Read more…]

The Changing Face of Sustainability Management

Monday, May 16th, 2022

UN scientists say “it’s now or never” when it comes to climate change and we have to make “rapid, deep and immediate” cuts to carbon emissions. And that’s before we’ve even got to the problem of plastic pollution and the threats to biodiversity.   But fortunately, companies are increasingly taking environmental issues seriously. So it’s [Read more…]

The changing face of laboratory science

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

After the last couple of years, no one can be in any doubt about the life-changing work that laboratory scientists do – from conducting millions of Covid-19 tests to developing the life-saving vaccines that have allowed a return to a more normal life.   So it’s no surprise that the pandemic has led to a [Read more…]

So you want to retrain. How can you pay for it?

Monday, March 14th, 2022

We’re living through a time of huge change, from technological advances that are creating new industries to the labour market upheavals that followed Brexit. Businesses are reporting record job vacancies, which can mean life-changing opportunities for people with the right skills – or those who are willing to learn. But in the short term, retraining [Read more…]

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