Alumni Stories

Month: February 2018

Inspirational former student in award-winning documentary

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Toby Ott, who was born with Bilateral Anopthalmia (without eyes) is an enthusiastic video gamer despite being blind. His story so inspired Youtuber Berk Icel that he has made a short film about Toby, ‘Gaming through new eyes’, which has gone on to win multiple awards. Toby, who is 27, studied for an HND in [Read more…]

The golden rules of LinkedIn etiquette

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

First impressions are vital on LinkedIn. You just have to think about how long people spend looking at a LinkedIn profile. Different reports suggest this can be anything from 10 seconds to a minute. Either way, you don’t have much time to impress them.   Luckily, our golden rules of LinkedIn etiquette can help you [Read more…]

Workplace problems: What to do when your boss expects too much

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

The first article in a new series where we take an in-depth look at common workplace problems.   Dealing with this particular dilemma requires a delicate balance between two things: Wanting to impress your boss and not let them down Agreeing to do too much and setting yourself up for high stress and/or failure   [Read more…]

How to make your brain better at retaining information as an adult

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Children are better at retaining information than adults – but why? It’s because your brain reaches its peak performance between the ages of 15 and 16, before your cognitive function starts to decline.   It’s not all bad news though. You can actually halt and even reverse this decline through working-out your brain just like you would your [Read more…]

Career Guide: Working for a non-profit organisation

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Want a career where you can make a positive impact on the world? You may want to consider working for a non-profit organisation. Here’s what you need to know.   Non-profit organisations are businesses that work to make a difference in the world, typically though charitable, educational, scientific or religious means. They are so-called because [Read more…]

Changing your career: where to start

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Changing your career can be a daunting prospect, but if you want to do something new, develop your existing role into something else or just fancy a challenge then it may be the right decision for you.   There could be many reasons why you’d want to change your career: You didn’t make an informed decision about your current career in the [Read more…]