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Month: August 2018

Yusuf Lawson: “The Access to Engineering course really helped me to realise that engineering was something that I was not only good at but also enjoyed

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Yusuf Lawson studied Access to Higher Education: Engineering at Leicester College. Our Access to HE courses are designed to help students who have been away from education for a while, or don’t yet have the grades to apply for degree level study, to prepare for higher education.   Yusuf spoke to our Alumni team about [Read more…]

Which of these popular productivity hacks will work for you?

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Different productivity techniques work for different people. Here are some of the most effective ways to tick things off your to-do list and find some time in your busy schedule – which one works best for you?   Use an app   Using technology in the right way can help you to organise your busy [Read more…]

What is a ‘side hustle?’ And why you should have one

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Do you want to make some extra money in addition to your regular income? A side hustle is a term used to describe turning your passion into a part-time business alongside your day job.   According to, around 35% of millennials have some sort of side business.   There are several great reasons [Read more…]

Three tips for writing your speculative job application

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

A speculative job application is where a person looking for a job sends an application to a company without a job actually being advertised. It can be a highly effective way of getting jobs, internships and work experience placements that either haven’t been advertised yet, or won’t ever be advertised.   Why would a company [Read more…]

Best short courses for your career

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Gaining new skills and qualifications throughout your career can bring huge benefits, such as career progression, a higher salary and improvements in your general job satisfaction. Here is a round up of the best short professional courses you can take at Leicester College to benefit your career, no matter what stage you’re at. We run [Read more…]

How to spot an email phishing scam

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Phishing is an online attack with the goal of tricking people into giving up their personal information via deceptive emails and websites. The most common ways in which hackers try to do this are:   1. Encourage the target to click on a link or download an attachment containing malicious software that can infect your [Read more…]