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How to Ask for a Pay Rise

13th October 2023

Asking for a pay rise is daunting for even the most confident employees, but getting your market value is important for both your self-esteem and career development. This simple five-step guide on how to ask for a pay rise will give you a much better chance of getting it.Why ask for a pay rise?There are lots of reasons for asking …

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How to Manage Change in the Workplace

5th April 2023

Although change will be inevitable throughout your working life, your ability to navigate it will highlight you as a highly capable employee, and will help you to learn valuable skills in resilience and persistence.  While change is not always a physical thing that can be manipulated, managing it can often mean having to rely on the strength of your interpersonal …

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5 Essential Career Advancement Tips to Reach Your Goal

19th January 2023

What is Career Advancement?Career advancement can be defined as the act of using your skill set as an employee to achieve targets and work towards specific goals to acquire extra responsibility, a pay rise or even a completely new job role. There is no linear approach to career advancement, and no exhaustive rulebook; much of your experience and progression in …

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Armed Forces Education and Returning to Civilian Life: The Guide

13th January 2023

Returning to civvy street is a transition that requires patience, not only from yourself, but from your loved ones too,  but change can be an incredibly positive thing. So with a little determination, and some forward planning, your military resettlement can become a rewarding new adventure.  Planning ahead will help to keep you focused for your return to civvy street. …

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#WFH: How Has the Hybrid Working Model Evolved?

4th May 2022

As many companies across the world have adopted working from home as their new normal, it’s almost hard to imagine a world where the office-based 9-5 was once a staple of our daily routines.   And looking back, it’s even harder to imagine how an overnight change, at the time presumed to be temporary, has had such a seismic impact …

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5 Signs It’s Time For A New Career

20th August 2021

We all experience difficult phases during our working lives. Often these brief periods of disillusionment with our profession are temporary bumps in the road caused by stress and pressure. During these times, perseverance can provide us with a learning curve – after all, a little dissatisfaction isn’t necessarily the beginning of the end. On the other hand, there comes a …

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7 In-Demand Careers You Can Do with A Data Science MSc

17th August 2021

Data has fast become one of the world’s most valuable resources, and the World Economic Forum estimates that by 2025 there will be 463 exabytes of data created globally every day. It’s no surprise then that this growing industry creates countless new jobs every day, and with a Data Science MSc from ARU, you could be well on your way …

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9 Reasons to Study a Mental Health MSc

11th June 2021

Mental health is one of the most pressing issues of our time. It’s estimated that one in four of us will experience a mental health problem in our lifetime, whilst one in six of us report a common mental health problem such as anxiety or depression each week in England alone. That’s why it’s crucial to have trained and knowledgeable …

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10 reasons to take an Early Childhood Studies BA

21st May 2021

Working with children can be hugely rewarding – for many it’s a true vocation rather than merely a job. But if you’re a motivated to make a difference and are willing to listen and learn, an Early Childhood Studies BA Hons lays the foundation for a fulfilling career. If you think you’ve got what it takes this career path is …

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5 Post-Lockdown Positives We Can’t Wait For

12th May 2021

We almost dare not say it, but after a long, hard struggle, the UK seems to be making significant headway in the fightback against Covid-19. Vaccines are reaching different demographics, restrictions are easing and everyone’s taking tentative steps towards the post-pandemic era. We’re feeling cautiously optimistic and looking forward to rediscovering many of the simple things that we used to …

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10 Reasons You Should Study an MBA With Us

22nd April 2021

An MBA (or Master of Business Administration) is a valuable qualification for any aspiring manager, leader or entrepreneur. And with an MBA from ARU Distance Learning, you’ll master a range of skills and experiences which set you up for your career goals. So whatever your ambitions or experience, whether you’re nervous about returning to education, harbouring reservations about distance learning …

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5 Ways We Can Push Reset Post-Pandemic

25th March 2021

After a year of struggling to preserve some semblance of normality in the shadow of Covid-19, we’re still trying to process its impact on practically every aspect of life. For many of us, there’s never been a more visceral reminder that, as a human race, we’re all in it together. So as we try to adapt to the ‘new normal’, …