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The Skim – June’s Business Inspiration Summary

10th June 2020

Summer’s here – but not as we know it. As we enjoy the season safely during lockdown, this month’s Skim reflects on a few of the exceptional female leaders stepping up to the plate at the toughest time. You’ll find insights on leadership skills, self-confidence and that all-important work-life balance – take five and treat yourself. ‘Her leadership style is …

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7 Habits Of Highly Successful Remote Managers

19th May 2020

Rapid tech advances and a globalised workforce have kept the physical vs remote workplace debate in business headlines for several years, but the Covid-19 pandemic has thrown it into sharp focus. Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures revealed that as of April 23rd 2020, 49.2% of adults are home working, compared to around 4.7% at this time last year. And …

Funding my distance learning course

How can I fund my distance learning course?

22nd May 2019

When you want to fit a career-enhancing qualification flexibly into a busy lifestyle with work and family duties, distance learning is an excellent choice. But with financial commitments to consider, you’ll have to find manageable ways to pay for your course, which mean that you can concentrate on a rich learning experience while minimising money worries. Luckily, there are a …

Pebbles skimming on water.

The Skim — May’s business inspiration summary

1st May 2019

Now spring has sprung, it’s time to shine with more advice from some of the brightest business minds. This month covers innovative startup ideas, crucial industry advice and inspiring entrepreneur journeys. ‘I’d get to work and I’d think I could maybe be making just about what I’m making here if I made more hats.’ Danica Lause’s love of knitting at …

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10 health tips when you study from home

25th April 2019

The flexibility and convenience of studying from home are hallmarks of an Anglia Ruskin Distance Learning degree. And although our courses are designed to slot smoothly into busy lifestyles, it’s still important to prepare effectively to maintain physical and mental wellbeing throughout your academic journey. These top 10 tips will help you establish the healthy habits which supercharge success. Separate …

Pebbles skimming on water.

The Skim — April’s business inspiration summary

11th April 2019

Spring has truly sprung — avoid a seasonal chocolate overdose by delving into our business brain pickings. There’s sage advice on maintaining culture while scaling up your enterprise, resetting your mind to increase resilience and much more. ‘The overarching philosophy is that we’re a culture of “yes”. We believe that there’s a “yes” in every interaction — with a colleague, …

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Flex for success — why business thrives without 9-5

25th February 2019

Advances in tech have made global business more connected, convenient and agile. Yet many companies stubbornly stick to traditional 9-5 Monday to Friday working patterns for no apparent reason. If you want to flex for success, here’s why business thrives without 9-5. Dolly Parton was crooning her complaint about the inequities of 9-5 work in 1980, but the origins of …