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The benefits of learning for pleasure

What is learning for pleasure? To those of you who feel like your mind is about to explode with information – don’t look away yet, this could help you significantly. In the digital age we live in, we’re utterly overloaded with information. We’re bombarded daily and can sometimes become overwhelmed with burned out brains. When [Read more…]

Franchises… an alternative to starting your own business?

If you’re seeking the potential rewards that come with setting up your own business but are also worried about the risks, you could consider investing in a franchise instead. Franchises come with many of the benefits of owning your own business, but with more security. In their latest survey, the British Franchise Association and NatWest [Read more…]

Professional Networking Like a Pro

Ever heard the phrase ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know?’ Professional networking dispels this myth, as the purpose of professional networking is not only forging mutually beneficial relationships with other people in business, but also about sharing knowledge and expertise. Professional networking can seem like a daunting two words if you haven’t [Read more…]

Essential apps for getting things done

There’s way more to office life than email and Excel these days. The explosion of the app economy that came with the advent of modern smartphones has meant that there are hardly any tasks that aren’t being made easier with technology.   With all this choice, sorting the productivity gold from the distracting dross isn’t [Read more…]

The dreaded interview question: What are your weaknesses?

Not ready to spill the beans on your biggest flaws at your next important job interview? Unsurprisingly, we at the Alumni Association don’t recommend it either. ‘What are your biggest weaknesses’ is a clichéd question that has been the downfall of even the savviest and most prepared job candidates. But worry not, there is a [Read more…]