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Month: March 2016

The benefits of learning for pleasure

Monday, March 21st, 2016

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…]

How to answer that dreaded interview question:

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

“Where do you see yourself in three years’ time?” Not ready to tell a complete stranger where you want to be in three years? Or are you worried that if you don’t say you want to still be working for the same company, that they’ll immediately put a red mark against your name? Don’t panic.  [Read more…]

How to be more productive at work or college

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Since the advent of the smartphone, our attention span has rapidly decreased. A study by Microsoft in 2015 concluded that our average attention span has decreased from twelve seconds to eight seconds since 2000.  That’s officially shorter than a goldfish, who come in at nine seconds. So what does this mean for our productivity? Concentrating [Read more…]

Leicester College learner wins coveted photography prize

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Mark Boulton who is in year 2 of his Foundation Degree in photography with video at Leicester College won the ‘Digital Category’ as part of the HARMAN technology ltd Student Competition 2015, the theme for this year was “Saturday Night at the Movies”. HARMAN hold an annual photography competition that invites all budding photographers to [Read more…]

Leicester College Shortlisted for a TES award

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

TES announced its short list for the TES FE Awards 2016. Leicester College has been shortlisted for Apprentice Programme of the Year at this years’ awards. The prestigious awards celebrate those who have had an outstanding influence on post-16 education in their area. The Awards are open to anyone working in the UK FE sector, [Read more…]