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Month: January 2018

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The Power of Mentoring

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Being mentored at the age of 16 had such a positive impact on IT student Tasa Onakpoma that he recently decided to set up his own company to help other young people benefit from a similar experience. Tasa, who is studying Level 3 Software Development at the College, set up Mentors Hub last August, and [Read more…]

Bookkeeping training recognised with silver award

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Lewisham Southwark College has won a coveted South region Silver Award in the IAB (International Association of Bookkeepers)’ UK and International Business and Skills Awards 2017. The regional award, which was given to only a handful of IAB centres around the UK, recognises the College as a centre of excellence in bookkeeping and accounting training. [Read more…]

Alumni have the code for success

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Two former students from Lewisham Southwark College have shown their awesome computer programming skills having won a coding competition at Queen Marys University London. The pair – Showrov Abul and Nowman Islam – both gained a Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT at the College before going on to study for a Software Engineering degree [Read more…]

How to become a qualified teacher at college

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Teaching can be one of the most rewarding professions around, so there’s no wonder it’s such a popular career choice. Here’s how Lewisham Southwark College can help you get there.   Why study teaching at college? There are many different routes into teaching, but many students prefer to get their teaching qualification at their former [Read more…]

The enormous benefits being creative has on your health and wellbeing

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Being creative has been proven to benefit your health and happiness in a number of ways – and you don’t have to be an amazing artist or creative genius to reap the rewards.   Here we explore exactly how engaging in creative activities can improve your wellbeing and some of the creative short courses you [Read more…]

Make your cover letter stand out for the right reasons

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Your cover letter is often the first impression a potential employer will have of you. A successful cover letter must strike a perfect balance between standing out amongst the sea of other applicants and getting the basics right – even the smallest mistake can cause a hiring manager to reject your application.   One hiring [Read more…]

A guide to asking for a pay rise

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

If you feel like you should be earning more money, read our advice on how to ask for a pay rise.   How much to ask for It’s important to ask your employer for a reasonable, well-researched pay increase. Asking your fellow employees how much they’re being paid is one way to find out your [Read more…]

5 tips to improve your work/life balance in 2018

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Do you feel like you’re meeting the demands of both your work and personal life? If the answer is no, you may need to look into your work/life balance.   This is defined as the time you devote to leisure and personal care versus the amount of time you spend at work. Leisure time is [Read more…]

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