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Brainworks: improving memory as an adult

Children are better at retaining information than adults – but why? It’s because your brain reaches its peak performance around the age of 16, before your cognitive function starts to decline.   It’s not all bad news though. You can actually help reverse this decline through working-out your brain just like you would your body through exercise.   Our [Read more…]

Stay motivated over the summer at work or college

When the sun is shining it’s only natural for your mind to wander to thoughts of barbecues in the park and lounging on a beach far away from your desk.   Most people find it challenging to stay motivated during the summer, but the work doesn’t stop just because the sun is out. You’ve got [Read more…]

Tips for getting your first job

Are you going to be a first-time job hunter this summer? The job market can be a scary, overwhelming place, with hurdles to jump over, etiquette to learn and sometimes, rejection to overcome.   Business Insider interviewed a company founder who has hired over 1,000 people and collected his top tips for recent graduates on [Read more…]

Offering work experience… what kind of tasks can you set?

Work experience gives students the opportunity to experience what working life is all about, often in an industry or occupation that they are considering joining in the future. It typically lasts from a few days to a few weeks, and although voluntary and unpaid, it has a lot of value for the young people taking [Read more…]

Improving your time management at work or college

When we ask what advice the alumni network would like to see in our monthly articles, help with time management is a popular request. So here are our tips for using your time wisely, whether you’re at work or college.     Set clear short-term and long-term goals Having a clear long-term goal, such as [Read more…]