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Month: September 2016

Apps to make you more productive at work or study

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Too much to do with too little time? As technology has increased, so has our workload. Around 205 billion emails were sent per day in 2015. We bet you felt like a large percentage of those landed in your own inbox. According to a study by the McKinsey Institute, the average worker spends two-and-a-half hours [Read more…]

Final Chance To Enrol at Derby College

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Limited spaces are available on some of the vocational courses offered by Derby College at its campuses in Derby, Morley and Ilkeston. For learners who meet the entry requirements, there are some spaces in Sport and Public Services as well as the Land-based study programmes at Broomfield Hall. The Ilkeston campus has limited spaces available on [Read more…]

Rail Minister welcomes new Employment and Skills Academy

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Rail Minister Paul Maynard MP has welcomed the launch of a new Rail Employment and Skills Academy in the East Midlands. The new Rail Employment and Skills Academy brings together Derby College, one of the UK’s largest further education colleges, and the Rail Forum East Midlands, which represents over 150 rail related businesses across the East [Read more…]

No more 9 to 5: What is a portfolio career?

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Forget just having one career. A portfolio career is where an individual works on several projects for different organisations. It’s similar to traditional freelancing, but portfolio workers often have lots of different strings to their bow, utilising several skills or talents to cherry-pick multiple career ‘strands.’ The Telegraph suggests several reasons why portfolio working is [Read more…]

De-stressing techniques you can do at your desk

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Stress is the feeling of being under so much pressure from the demands of life, such as work, money or relationships, that you feel unable to cope. This feeling is actually hormones like cortisol flooding our systems, causing our heart rate to increase, our breathe to quicken and our blood vessels to increase the oxygen [Read more…]

Let’s go back to school!

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Are you ready to get back into learning? Going to college or deciding to start learning again can be a daunting experience. At Learning for Leisure we are here to give you the support and guidance needed to get you started. There are many reasons why adults return back to learning. Those who want to [Read more…]

Dog Grooming Success For Local Apprentice

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Derby College Dog Grooming apprentice Jessica Peggs (21) has scooped a top award in her first national competition. Jessica, from Eastwood, is a former Derby College student and is now completing a level three apprenticeship at the College’s dog grooming salon at Broomfield Hall in Morley. She entered Premier Groom at Stoneleigh, which also went towards [Read more…]