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Our favourite podcasts for career motivation

Friday, September 10th, 2021

It’s no wonder podcasts have taken off as a way to get advice and inspiration in your career. After all, they’re easy to fit into your busy life.   Listen on your commute, in the car or on the train. Get some chores done while you catch up on the latest ideas. It’s the perfect [Read more…]

Five tips to make a great start at your new remote job

Friday, September 10th, 2021

Thousands of people in the pandemic have started new jobs without ever meeting their colleagues face to face or stepping inside the office. As companies increasingly reconsider their working practices, you could be next.   Remote working can offer some exciting new opportunities. But chances are your new company doesn’t have an on-boarding process that’s [Read more…]

How to make sure social media doesn’t cost you a job

Friday, September 10th, 2021

When cricketer Ollie Robinson was suspended from the England team for past racist and sexist tweets, it sparked a national debate about social media that went right up to the prime minister. But more and more employers are taking an interest in the online life of their staff and prospective hires and it’s a trend [Read more…]

Managing negative social media for your business

Friday, September 10th, 2021

Connecting and engaging with clients, potential customers and fans is a great way to show the human side of your brand and establish trust and loyalty. But how you engage with negative comments on your social media channels is arguably just as important as fostering community discussion and posting winning campaigns. So, how do you [Read more…]

Tips for older students on returning to education

Friday, September 10th, 2021

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 the [Read more…]

Perfect pitching skills for any situation

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Whether you’re pitching your new business to an investor, your new TV show idea to a production company, yourself to a potential employer or an idea in your next staff meeting, there’s a few things that can make the difference between success and falling flat.   We’ve collected some of the best pitching advice from [Read more…]

The Secrets of getting on with your work colleagues

Monday, August 9th, 2021

One popular request for advice from the Alumni Association is on the topic of getting on with your work colleagues. It seems that many of us have difficulty getting on with everyone at work, all of the time. That’s completely normal, but there are tactics you can employ to make your working relationships better.   [Read more…]

Why you procrastinate and how to stop doing it

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Stop procrastinating! If only it was that simple. For around 20% of people, procrastination is a way of life. They leave deadlines to the last minute, put off going to the doctor for check-ups, delay answering emails (or use emails to delay doing other things), rarely leave the house on time, fail to go to [Read more…]

Working for big companies versus small companies

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Not all businesses are created equal. In much the same way as choosing between city living or the country life, there are differences between working for a large company and a small one that can impact your quality of life. There is no right answer for which is ‘best’ but read on to see how [Read more…]

What to do when your mind goes blank

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Does your mind ever go blank in stressful situation, such as during an exam, an interview, or giving a speech?   Having a brain freeze 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 to [Read more…]

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