Alumni Stories

Month: March 2017

Gentjana Aliaj: mature student progresses to Goldsmiths University after college and becomes a student ambassador for disadvantaged students

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Gentjana studied for her Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 3 Diploma at Lewisham Southwark College. Now at Goldsmiths University, our former learner spoke to our Alumni Team about how the encouragement she received from her college tutors helped her to succeed, and her experiences of being a mature student at university alongside raising a [Read more…]

Sixteen Performing Arts Students Win Places at Leading Institutions!

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Eight drama students have beaten off stiff competition to win much sought-after places at leading universities and drama schools, while eight dance students have gained places at some of the country’s most elite dance schools, conservatoires and universities – with many students getting multiple offers! Level 3 drama student Selina Jones has scooped offers at [Read more…]

Best brain-training apps

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Want better focus, improved memory and faster thought-processing? Who wouldn’t? Your brain actually reaches its peak performance between the ages of 16 and 15 years, before your cognitive function starts to decline, but you can halt and even reverse this decline through working out your brain just like you would your body through exercise. Our [Read more…]

Jobs you can do from anywhere in the world

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Fancy working from home? Or perhaps from a chic café in Paris? Or a hammock on a desert island? Providing your desert island has a good Wi-Fi connection, this could be possible. Remote working is on the rise. In 2016, nearly 4.2million people in the UK worked from home. Thanks to advances in technology, the [Read more…]

Pros and cons of using social media for marketing your business

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The first in a series of articles about social media for business Coming up later: Which social media platforms should your business use? | How to build a social media community for your business |How to create a social media campaign for your business | Common social media mistakes businesses make | A guide to [Read more…]

Why there’s no such thing as a non-creative person

Monday, March 20th, 2017

If you’ve always assumed that the world is split into logically-minded people that are good at maths and science, and creative people that are good at art and writing, then it’s time to reconsider. Ever heard of the idea that there are two types of thinkers – the left-brained analytical thinkers and the right-brained creative [Read more…]

Working for big companies versus small companies

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Let’s settle this once and for all. Read on to find out how working for a small company versus a big company compares. We’ve compared a few important areas of working life to help you decide which may be right for you. Progression Larger companies may offer greater opportunities for career progression. “With different departments [Read more…]