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Month: October 2016

Productivity tips from influential young business leaders

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Fortune magazine have announced 2016’s top 40 most influential young people in business under the age of 40. With an impressive set of business leaders ranging from founders and co-founders of the world’s most successful startups to product directors and CEOs of some of the most well-known companies on the planet. There’s no denying this [Read more…]

Jacqueline Byrne: My college qualification helped me find work after redundancy

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Jacqueline Byrne studied Customer Service Level 2 at Leicester College. After she was made redundant, her new qualification ensured she found employment again quickly. She spoke to our Alumni team about the importance of up skilling in today’s competitive job market. Jacqueline is currently employed in Credit Control at Morrells Wood Finishers. “After I was [Read more…]

How to be more assertive at work

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Being assertive is not about being overly aggressive and forceful. In fact, it’s almost the opposite. Assertiveness is the ability to get your point across in a clear, confident, diplomatic manner that makes people want to listen to you, rather than forcing them to. “Assertiveness involves advocating for yourself in a way that is positive [Read more…]

Leicester College sponsors TEDx Leicester

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Some of Leicester’s best known institutions and organisations are getting behind an inspiring event, which is set to bring some of the Leicester’s best thinkers and community activists to the city this year. TEDxLeicester 2016 will take place on Wednesday 26th October 2016 at Curve Theatre in the city centre. Delegates will access a full-day [Read more…]

Smart ways to get work experience and stand out from the crowd

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Work experience is essential for getting ahead in today’s job market. There’s even a growing trend in employers rating work experience over grades. “About 80 per cent of employers think work experience is essential,” according to a recent study by City & Guilds. Why? “The key is to show enthusiasm,” agree the experts in a [Read more…]

Does sleep make you smarter?

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Well, no. But it does make your brain work a lot better, especially when it comes to learning new things. According to a lecturer in neuroscience at the University of Manchester, we should spend about two thirds of our time asleep because it “is not only critical for staying alert and attentive,” but it effects [Read more…]

Leicester College appoints new charity – The Laura Centre

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Leicester College has named The Laura Centre as the official College charity for the 2016/2017 academic year. Opened by the bereavement charity COPE in 1991, The Laura Centre offers specialist bereavement counselling to parents whose child has died and to children or young people who have been bereaved of a parent or significant person. Based [Read more…]