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Month: June 2017

New Head Chef Joins Engine Shed Restaurant

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Derby College has appointed Mark Hadfield as Head Chef of commercial operations at the Engine Shed restaurant at the Roundhouse campus in Pride Park. Mark learnt his trade at Wilmorton College, which is now part of Derby College, and has since worked in a wide range of fine dining restaurants. He leads the graduate and apprentice [Read more…]

Bursary Awards For Derby College Students

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

UAL Art Foundation Diploma students Danielle Smith and Lucija Hofstetere have won £400 and £200 respectively after being shortlisted for the annual Bryan Harris Bursary award – named after the Society’s founder and former chairman who died two years ago. Danielle (23) impressed the judges with her design of a bee bedroom complete with specially [Read more…]

What to do when your mind goes blank

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Does your mind ever go blank in stressful situation, such as during an exam, an interview, or giving a speech?   Having your mind go blank can happen to anyone. “The problem doesn’t just affect those of us who generally suffer from anxiety. Virtually all of us are vulnerable to similar failures, finding it harder [Read more…]

We asked your fellow alumni: what makes a good boss? 

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

The alumni community had a lot to say when it comes to talking about what makes a good boss when we asked them this month. Employers and employees alike seemed to agree that a good management style isn’t just giving out orders, but about taking an interest in their teams and being fair and respectful. [Read more…]

The 4 most powerful words in business

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

A recent article by the World Economic Forum, an international non-profit organisation committed to “improving the state of the world by engaging the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas,” argues that the four most powerful words in business are: How can I help?   The author [Read more…]

How to stay motivated during the summer at work or college 

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

When the sun is shining it’s only natural for your mind to wander to thoughts of barbecues in the park and lounging on a beach far away from your desk.   Most people find it challenging to stay motivated during the summer, but the work doesn’t stop just because the sun is out. You’ve got [Read more…]

How to get hired by Google 

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

If you want to get hired by one of the most prestigious, profitable and high-paying companies in the world, be prepared to face some fierce competition. According to The Guardian, 2 million people worldwide apply for a job at Google every year. They interviewed Laszlo Bock, head of people operations, who is in charge of [Read more…]

You could make money from self-publishing an e-book 

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

A new series on self-publishing e-books. Coming soon: How to write an e-book | How to market your e-book | The most successful self-published business books There’s a lot of money in e-book publishing.   Notable self-published e-book authors who have made millions from the medium include Fifty Shades of Grey creator E.L. James, who [Read more…]