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5 Career-Boosting Distance Learning Courses

23rd October 2019

The adage that ‘every day’s a school day’ certainly applies to distance learners.

Because although flexible online courses are designed for life, a natural thirst for knowledge is a key motivational catalyst.

However, the vocational value of a recognised course is also crucial when weighting up whether you can balance earning a qualification with work and family commitments.

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The Skim – September’s business inspiration summary

9th September 2019

Summer might be drawing to a close, but the Skim is still here to light up your day with inspiring tips from leading business professionals. ‘If you can put a product in your customers hands, they may not ‘get it’ immediately. But they can immediately start becoming familiar with it. And then fall in love with it.’ Anne Wojcicki is …

Study Hacks to boost your memory

10 study hacks to boost your memory

23rd August 2019

Enrolling on a course on a subject you’re passionate about is really exciting. However, if there’s one thing that can curb your enthusiasm, it’s feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of course content you’re expected to absorb and retain. Help is at hand – we’ve put together a list of 10 super study hacks that will help you facilitate total …

How Data Science is Changing The World

5 ways Data Science is changing the world

23rd August 2019

You’ll be familiar with the concept that data is now the world’s most valuable resource. And by 2020, there will be 44 zettabytes of data in existence – which, according to the World Economic Forum, means there will be 40 times more bytes than stars in the universe. The discipline which is distilling this information to unlock its dynamic power for …

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The Skim – August’s business inspiration summary

5th August 2019

It’s time to fine-tune your mind with more wisdom from the brightest business minds in the latest edition of the Skim. ‘I wanted charity to be more hopeful, more inspirational, more invitational – less about shame and guilt.’ Scott Harrison is the founder of charity: water, which helps bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. In …

Ways charities embrace creativity

5 ways charities embrace creativity

18th July 2019

Working in the charity sector is hugely rewarding. It gives you the opportunity to contribute to incredible campaigns which make a notable difference to people’s lives and contribute to a fairer world. But with fierce competition, limited resources and reliance on public funds for survival, it’s a challenging industry. However, many charities are overcoming these difficulties by channelling creativity and …

Support During Distance Learning Courses

What support will I get on a distance learning course?

18th July 2019

When you’ve chosen your academic subject, arranged your finances and are confident that you can fit learning into your lifestyle, you might still be wondering what kind of support you can expect on a distance learning course. At a bricks and mortar institution, staff are on hand permanently to help with a range of questions on everything from admin arrangements …

Is distance learning right for me?

Is Distance Learning Right for Me?

4th July 2019

Distance learning is a unique and innovative form of education that takes study away from the classroom or campus and allows you to work remotely, using online resources It’s a type of learning you might be unfamiliar with, so you’ll need to take the time to decide if it’s a good fit for your lifestyle. However, the great thing about …