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7 Time Management Tips for Distance Learners

22nd June 2021

Distance learning offers a unique opportunity to study at your own pace. Because of this, it’s ideal for those with busy lifestyles and demanding commitments who couldn’t otherwise squeeze a new qualification into their already hectic schedules. For many distance learning students time management can be the main challenge. How do you fit your learning into your routine whilst making …

People celebrating the ease of lockdown.

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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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’, …

Woman holding a child in the woods.

5 Silver Linings of 2020

17th December 2020

We hope our final blog of the year finds you well!  Most of us will be delighted to bid this year goodbye and good riddance. But with the approval of a vaccine in the UK and plans already in motion to roll it out, there is hope on the horizon!  Amidst all the fragility and frustration there have been several …

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Retro Future – How Adaptive Reuse Revives Awesome Architecture

30th September 2020

One of the most exciting aspects of working in construction and civil engineering is the opportunity to contribute to innovative projects which transform towns and cities for the better.  As bricks, mortar, steel, glass and other materials bind together to rise skywards in endlessly inventive ways, they don’t just change the physical appearance of their environment – they can breathe …

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Why Mental Health Is Crucial For Work, Rest and Play

16th September 2020

Public awareness on the paramount importance of mental health is on the rise. The issue has been front and centre in the media in recent years, with everyone from celebrities to the royal family joining the conversation. In schools and workplaces, positive changes are being implemented to tackle the stigma, address the causes and provide support for those struggling with …

Glass office building.

WFH Forever: Is the Office Obsolete?

21st August 2020

For office-based employees, working from home has become the norm since the beginning of lockdown back in March. It has been an enjoyable break from the monotony of the office for some, while others have found the adjustment a considerable challenge. With the re-opening of non-essential venues like shops, restaurants, pubs and gyms, life appears to be returning to some …

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5 Lockdown Legends Who Lifted Our Hearts

4th August 2020

There’s little we can write about lockdown that hasn’t already been written over and over. For instance, the fact that it’s totally unprecedented. Or that no one could have predicted what this year would look like. In fact, any attempt to summarise this year in just a few words is bound to turn out looking a bit like cliché bingo. …

Women working from home.

10 Do’s And Don’ts of Working From Home

24th June 2020

The sharp increase in employees working from home across industries marks just one way our lives have changed since the beginning of lockdown. Whatever challenges you face as you adjust to your new working environment, it appears that this may be the norm for some time – only last month, Facebook and Google announced that the vast majority of employees …