The Blog

Month: January 2018

Inovative Birmingham education partnership receives funding to teach future skills

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

An innovative Birmingham education partnership has received funding to develop new and enhanced courses that will help provide the skills needed in the Midlands’ future economy. The University of Birmingham, University College Birmingham and South & City College are set to work together with the region’s employers to provide education programmes that will equip students with [Read more…]

Never too late to find the right path

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Bryn Evans from Northfield is a pure inspiration to all adults wanting to change their career. After dropping out of two colleges and spending years working in various jobs, this twenty-two year old is now at university thanks to the Access to University course he attended at Bournville College. ‘I wasn’t really interested in studying [Read more…]

How to become a qualified teacher at college

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Teaching can be one of the most rewarding professions around, so there’s no wonder it’s such a popular career choice. Here’s how South & City College Birmingham can help you get there.   Why study teaching at college? There are many different routes into teaching, but many students prefer to get their teaching qualification at [Read more…]

The enormous benefits being creative has on your health and wellbeing

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Being creative has been proven to benefit your health and happiness in a number of ways – and you don’t have to be an amazing artist or creative genius to reap the rewards.   Here we explore exactly how engaging in creative activities can improve your wellbeing and some of the creative short courses you [Read more…]

How to plan your job search without getting overwhelmed

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Once you’ve made the decision to find a new job, it can be tempting to react in one of two ways.   Quantity over Quality   You may be the type of person who wants to immediately start sending out CVs left right and centre in the hopes of bagging yourself an interview. You’ll apply [Read more…]

Make your cover letter stand out for the right reasons

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Your cover letter is often the first impression a potential employer will have of you. A successful cover letter must strike a perfect balance between standing out amongst the sea of other applicants and getting the basics right – even the smallest mistake can cause a hiring manager to reject your application.   One hiring [Read more…]

A guide to asking for a pay rise

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

If you feel like you should be earning more money, read our advice on how to ask for a pay rise.   How much to ask for It’s important to ask your employer for a reasonable, well-researched pay increase. Asking your fellow employees how much they’re being paid is one way to find out your [Read more…]

5 tips to improve your work/life balance in 2018

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Do you feel like you’re meeting the demands of both your work and personal life? If the answer is no, you may need to look into your work/life balance.   This is defined as the time you devote to leisure and personal care versus the amount of time you spend at work. Leisure time is [Read more…]