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Month: July 2017

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Leicester College lecturer wins award at the inaugural One Dance UK Dance Teaching Awards 2017

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Leicester College lecturer Charlotte Tomlinson won the award of Inspirational Community Dance Practitioner at the inaugural One Dance UK Dance Teaching Awards. One Dance UK received 886 nominations from pupils, parents, colleagues and friends of hundreds of teachers, practitioners and dance organisations across the UK, that provide opportunities for children and young people to dance. [Read more…]

Benefits of learning a musical instrument

Friday, July 21st, 2017

  “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without,” said Chines philosopher, Confucius.   The benefits of learning a musical instrument can bring huge benefits to your mental wellbeing, quality of life and so much more. If you’ve ever thought about trying out a music course but have never got round [Read more…]

Best apps for returning to study

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Want to work smarter, not harder? Try using these apps to maximise your productivity. From clever study tools to timesaving hacks, these top apps for studying will have you covered both inside and outside the classroom.   IStudiez Lite/Pro What is it? A class and homework planner Why is it so helpful? This app is [Read more…]

How your testimonial can directly help a student

Friday, July 21st, 2017

  Filling out our short testimonial form is one of the quickest and easiest ways you can make an impact on our current and future students.   Why? Because it shows the impact our courses can have using a real-life example, and can inspire someone to sign-up to a course, make a change, and go [Read more…]

How to write a non-fiction e-book

Friday, July 21st, 2017

  A new series on self-publishing e-books. Coming soon: How to market your e-book | The most successful self-published business books Last time, we told you the wealth of opportunities there are in making money writing and self-publishing your own e-book.   Self-publishing on platforms like Kindle mean that you don’t have to rely on a book deal, [Read more…]

Leicester College awarded Teaching Excellence Gold for Higher Education

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Leicester College’s undergraduate offering has been recognised for its fantastic work in the Higher Education sector and been awarded Gold under the Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF was introduced in 2015 to recognise and reward excellence in teaching in universities and colleges. The aim is to help learners choose where to study, [Read more…]

Yogita Parvin: You’re very lucky if you are studying at Leicester College 

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Former student, Yogita Parvin, left Leicester College with a BTEC National Diploma in Business Level 3.   Her well-earned qualification helped her get a place at Staffordshire University, where she received a BA in Advertising and Brand Management in 2016. Now working towards her Master’s in Graphic Design, our ambitious former student agreed to speak to the [Read more…]

Mark Rae: “Having had such a long period out of education, college gave me the confidence that I would be successful in my studies” 

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

“College helped me to see that I was capable of going to university,” said Mark, who joined Leicester College to do an Access to Higher Education (Visual Media Communication) course.   The access courses are designed to help students who have been away from education, or don’t yet have the grades needed to apply, to prepare [Read more…]

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