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Month: December 2017

Everything you need to know about studying Higher Education at Derby College

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

So you’ve got your Level 3 qualification from Derby College. What’s next?   If you’ve completed you’re A levels, a BTEC Award, NVQ, Certificate, Diploma or similar at level 3, you could go on to study your Higher Education.   But did you also know that you could study this university-level qualification at college? Higher [Read more…]

Career Guide: Nursing

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Welcome to the latest guide in our series about health and social care careers. Make sure you check out our other guides here: What you can do with your Health and Social Care qualification Healthcare Careers: Medical Research and Development   Whether you already have a Health and Social care qualification, or are thinking about [Read more…]

2017 in review: our best advice of the year

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Here are our most-read advice, articles and expert interviews from 2017. This year our alumni community learnt about building a career in a fast-paced, modern environment and the importance of lifelong learning to stay ahead of the game. You also showed a keen interest in building something for yourselves, with advice to help the entrepreneurs [Read more…]

Why you should volunteer with your former college and ways to do it

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Want that warm, fuzzy feeling that only comes from helping others? We’ve got lots of opportunities, both big and small, for you to get involved with your former college –but did you know that helping out could benefit you too?   Aside from getting that warm, fuzzy feeling, read on to discover the different ways [Read more…]

How to job-hunt over the holiday period

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

If you’ve just thought “I’ll look for a job in the new year,” then it’s time to rethink your strategy. The new year may symbolise fresh starts, but it can put you at a great advantage to start your job hunting before the holiday period.   Here’s what you need to know about finding employment [Read more…]

Dos and don’ts of coping with exam stress

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Revising for your exams can be a stressful time. For a few weeks every winter and summer students across the UK find themselves in the midst of exam season and many are feeling the pressure.   High stress levels can negatively affect your performance, so it’s important to make your state-of-mind a priority.   If [Read more…]

Wilson James Security Academy Broadens Students’ Horizons

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Derby College has teamed up with a national leader in security solutions to highlight to students the wide range of career opportunities available in the industry. Wilson James work with a wide range of clients across the UK and Europe including cultural heritage venues, leading businesses, and regional airports. Students on the Public and Security [Read more…]