The Blog

Month: November 2017

Why lifelong learning is essential for the economy – and for you

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Lifelong learning benefits employees, benefits and governments, argues the World Economic Forum. Voluntarily pursuing new knowledge and skills throughout your life can not only bring about good health, wealth, quality of life and future prospects for yourself and your family, but it can have a hugely positive knock-on effects for companies who invest in the lifelong [Read more…]

The pros and cons of being a freelancer

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Could you use your skills to enter the world of self-employment? Whether you can write, build, design, teach, or you’re an accountant, marketer, project manager, web developer, or one of many more freelance professions, being a freelancer means you can work on your own terms. Freelancing can allow the flexibility to work when you want, [Read more…]

LinkedIn Masterclass: What we can learn from these famous LinkedIn profiles

Monday, November 13th, 2017

These famously successful people all have one thing in common – they curate their public personas in order to appear a certain way to the world. If you want to improve your job prospects, grow your reputation within your industry, or stand-out to potential employers, colleagues and business partners, you could learn a thing or [Read more…]

Tips for mature students on returning to education

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Don’t be put off by titles – the following tips may just change your perceptions of what being a mature student really means.   Do you feel like you’re stuck in a career rut and want to get some new professional qualifications to improve your prospects? Or perhaps you want to take your education to [Read more…]

How to get on with your work colleagues

Monday, November 13th, 2017

In our recent alumni survey, we asked you what career advice you would like to see from your alumni association. One popular request was for advice on getting on with your work colleagues. It seems that many of us sometimes have difficulty getting on with everyone at work, all of the time. That’s completely normal, [Read more…]

Advances in automation technology are changing the workplace

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Technology is advancing exponentially and this is causing dramatic changes in every aspect of our lives, including the workplace. Here we take a look at some of the main developments, and how they could affect your job now or in the not too distant future. Automation includes the use of robotics in industries like manufacturing, [Read more…]