The Blog

Month: December 2017

2017 in review: our best advice of the year

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Here are our most-read advice, articles and expert interviews from 2017. This year our alumni community learnt about building a career in a fast-paced, modern environment and the importance of lifelong learning to stay ahead of the game. You also showed a keen interest in building something for yourselves, with advice to help the entrepreneurs [Read more…]

Career Guide: Nursing

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Welcome to the latest guide in our series about health and social care careers. Make sure you check out our other guides here: What you can do with your Health and Social Care qualification   Whether you already have a Health and Social care qualification, or are thinking about applying, one rewarding route you can [Read more…]

Why you should volunteer with your former college and ways to do it

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Want that warm, fuzzy feeling that only comes from helping others? We’ve got lots of opportunities, both big and small, for you to get involved with your former college –but did you know that helping out could benefit you too?   Aside from getting that warm, fuzzy feeling, read on to discover the different ways [Read more…]

How to job-hunt over the holiday period

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

If you’ve just thought “I’ll look for a job in the new year,” then it’s time to rethink your strategy. The new year may symbolise fresh starts, but it can put you at a great advantage to start your job hunting before the holiday period.   Here’s what you need to know about finding employment [Read more…]

Dos and don’ts of coping with exam stress

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Revising for your exams can be a stressful time. For a few weeks every winter and summer students across the UK find themselves in the midst of exam season and many are feeling the pressure.   High stress levels can negatively affect your performance, so it’s important to make your state-of-mind a priority.   If [Read more…]

College wins again in FE First Awards

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The College’s Student Recruitment and Marketing team has been honored for the second year running in the prestigious national FE First Awards. The team scooped the Silver award for Web Development and were also Highly Commended in the Team of the Year category. They were presented with the awards at a gala dinner held on [Read more…]