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 …

Waking up

10 Reasons Sleep is Your Secret Superpower

18th July 2019

Spend enough time on corporate social media platforms and you’d be forgiven for thinking that the formula for success is snatching a couple of hours’ sleep a night spent curled up on your office floor. But whether you’re a student, entrepreneur or employee, the evidence is stacked against these traditional tales of sleep deprivation being a badge of honour. In …

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 …

Summer Study Tips

5 ways to balance summer and study

3rd July 2019

For some of us, summer is a stacked mix of shorts, sandals and visits to sunnier climes – with study, work and extra childcare commitments thrown in to top it all off. So maintaining the right balance isn’t easy, but it’s vital that you take time to rest, relax and revitalise your mind. Here are five ideas for recharging your …

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The Skim — July’s Business Inspiration Summary

2nd July 2019

With summer in full swing, these illuminating tips from brilliant business minds will brighten your day. ‘The recipe to finding one’s calling is one-part self-reflection and nine-parts experience.’ Angela Duckworth is the bestselling author of ‘Grit’, which discusses the power of passion and perseverance, and has secured a number of accolades during her career. In this insightful ‘In the Room’ …

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5 signs you’ve got entrepreneurial spirit

24th June 2019

The concept of the ‘self-made’ businessperson is familiar in many cultures, but it can be a double-edged sword when you’re trying to carve out your own enterprising career. On the positive side, it’s inspirational when everyday people excel in any field – it reminds us that it’s possible to beat the odds and achieve outstanding success. But on the other …

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The Skim — June’s business inspiration summary

6th June 2019

With summer on the horizon, it’s time for more business brilliance from serial entrepreneurs, startup gurus and leadership experts. Grab a coffee and get inspired. ‘I don’t assume what people need. I ask them what their goals are, what’s important to them, why are they looking for a coach.’ Christy Belt Grossman has over 20 years of experience in the …