The Blog

Month: May 2018

Tips for your first day at your new job

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Making a good impression with your boss and your co-workers is vital on the first day of a new job.   Research has shown that it can take less than a second for a person to form an opinion of you based on your physical appearance, body language, attitude, clothes and mannerisms.   Human beings [Read more…]

How to balance taking a course with your job

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Taking a professional course can bring huge benefits to your career:   1. Learning throughout your career can put you in an excellent position to fill skills gap in the marketplace. A 2013 study indicated that 85% of hiring managers said applicants don’t have the skills they’re looking for, so adding to your qualifications can put [Read more…]

TV writer inspires students at International Women’s Day event

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Children’s writer Amanda Swift – who has created episodes of The Story of Tracy Beaker for radio and Horrid Henry for television – was the inspiring guest of honour at a special event held to mark International Women’s Day at Lewisham Southwark College on [18 May].   The author presented prizes to winners of the College’s International Women’s Day [Read more…]

Life Skills: How to get a good credit score

Monday, May 21st, 2018

This article is the fourth in a series about managing finances for beginners. You’ve already learnt how to easily set up and stick to a budget, how to get rid of debt and how to borrow money sensibly. Read on to learn about credit scores and how to make sure you have a good one. [Read more…]

Career Guide: Travel & Tourism

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Working in the Travel & Tourism industry can bring a whole host of exciting opportunities. You could find yourself travelling abroad on a daily basis, working internationally or meeting people from all over the world when they visit your home country.   “According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the industry already is responsible for [Read more…]

A to Z of Tech Lingo (A – G)

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

The world of tech can be a confusing place full of complicated terms and theories. Are you new to the world of tech? Or do you just want to be informed about what’s going on? After all, advances in technology affect all of us.   This is the first article in a series where we [Read more…]

6 ways to make your workplace greener

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

  Want to make your office a more eco-friendly environment? More and more businesses are adopting greener policies. Find out what you could be doing – it’s easier than you might think. 1. Unplug – save electricity by unplugging everything at the end of the day. During the day, only turn on things like photocopiers, [Read more…]

Successful author inspires students

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Students at Lewisham campus got the chance to pose questions to author Ronke Odewumi on 26 April when she visited Breakspears Learning Centre for a reading from her new book, The Lost Khaki Girls. The writer, who was born in Nigeria, chatted to the crowd of enthusiastic students who attended the event, and answered their [Read more…]