The Blog

Month: May 2017

Ex-Student Scoops Silver-Gilt Medal at Chelsea!

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Just one year after leaving Lewisham Southwark College, Auguste Stamulyte has already achieved something that most florists dream of – winning a top prize at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Auguste, who studied on our Level 3 Creative Craft (Floristry) course from 2015-2016 and now works for the Beckenham Flower Studio, won a highly coveted [Read more…]

Benefits of having a career mentor

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

If you’re driven and want to work towards developing your career, finding a career mentor can make the difference in achieving your ambitions. “A career mentor is someone who agrees to share their skills, knowledge, expertise, and professional contacts with you,” say “People with mentors earn higher salaries, are promoted more frequently, and report [Read more…]

Perfect pitching skills for any situation

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Whether you’re pitching your new business to an investor, your new TV show idea to a production company, yourself to a potential employer or an idea in your next staff meeting, there’s a few things that can make the difference between success and falling flat. We’ve collected the best pitching advice from around the internet [Read more…]

We asked alumni for their best interview advice and stories

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

There is a lot of interview advice out there, so we thought who better to ask than your fellow successful alumni who have experienced both sides of the interview process – as interviewers and interviewees. Learn from their triumphs and their mistakes. After all, passing on knowledge to your fellow former students of Lewisham Southwark [Read more…]

What is job satisfaction and how to get it in your workplace

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Are you happy in your job? Job satisfaction is generally defined as feeling fulfilled, engaged and satisfied by your work. There’s growing feeling that employers need to prioritise the job satisfaction of their employees in a bid to increase productivity and motivation and decrease staff turnover. In 2016, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development [Read more…]

Esha Mohamed: College brought me one step closer to becoming a teacher 

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Esha Mohamed studied her CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools at Lewisham Southwark College. Her new qualification enabled her to flourish in her current role as Learning Support Assistant at Willow Brook Primary School. Here’s what she had to say to our Alumni Team about how Lewisham Southwark College helped [Read more…]

Star Drama Student Wins Place at Lamda!

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Selina Jones, a student on our Level 3 Drama course, has won a place at one of the most prestigious drama schools in the UK, LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). The oldest conservatoire for drama in the UK, LAMDA is arguably the number one place for acting training, with alumni including famous [Read more…]

Think you don’t have an inspiring story to tell? Think again…

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Remember what it was like when you were at Lewisham Southwark College? If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice about learning or planning for the future, what would it be? Is there anything you would say to encourage yourself to work harder, or have more confidence in your abilities? Did [Read more…]