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Career Degrees given one of the highest quality stamps available in Higher Education

The college’s provision, which includes more than 25 degree-level courses, has been graded as Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver standard. The TEF Panel praised the College for its “excellent student outcomes”, the “very high proportion of students progressing to employment and further study” and for the, “high numbers of students from disadvantaged backgrounds progressing to [Read more…]

What to do when your mind goes blank 

Does your mind ever go blank in stressful situation, such as during an exam, an interview, or giving a speech?   Having your mind go blank can happen to anyone. “The problem doesn’t just affect those of us who generally suffer from anxiety. Virtually all of us are vulnerable to similar failures, finding it harder [Read more…]

We asked your fellow alumni: what makes a good boss? 

The alumni community had a lot to say when it comes to talking about what makes a good boss when we asked them this month. Employers and employees alike seemed to agree that a good management style isn’t just giving out orders, but about taking an interest in their teams and being fair and respectful. [Read more…]

The 4 most powerful words in business 

A recent article by the World Economic Forum, an international non-profit organisation committed to “improving the state of the world by engaging the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas,” argues that the four most powerful words in business are: How can I help?   The author [Read more…]