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Join the London Chapter of Derby Ambassadors Club

The London Chapter of Derby Ambassadors Club is a group of individuals who are primarily based in London but have an ongoing affiliation with Derby. Its overall aim is therefore to create contacts and leads that drive investment into Derby. Members will be invited to three gatherings per year which will partly serve a social [Read more…]

Hair Angels gives Derby College hairdressing students a head start

Oakwood hair salon Hair Angels is set to give more Derby College hairdressing students a head start this year as it welcomes its next intake of new learners. For many years the salon has been actively providing students with work experience and job opportunities, as well as contributing to the College’s curriculum by delivering hair masterclasses. [Read more…]

Harj Dhanjal: “One of my proudest moments was a 100% Distinction in Business & Finance at Derby College after being expelled from 3 other schools. Now I work for Rolls-Royce.” 

After studying BTEC Business and Finance at derby College, Harj Dhanjal has progressed to Vice President – Head of Continuous Improvement at Rolls-Royce Plc.   “I always wanted to do well in Business and Finance,” said Harj. “Derby College gave me the basic skills to excel and apply to University, where I completed my Higher Education. This eventually led to Rolls-Royce sponsoring my [Read more…]

Tips for mature students on returning to education

Don’t be put off by titles – the following tips may just change your perceptions of what being a mature student really means.   Do you feel like you’re stuck in a career rut and want to get some new professional qualifications to improve your prospects? Or perhaps you want to take your education to [Read more…]

How to market your e-book

We’ve already shown you how to make a profit from self-publishing your e-book on platforms like Kindle, and explained the process of devising and writing a non-fiction e-book in just a few weeks.   However, if you want to make a viable income from self-publishing, or if you want to be one of the many [Read more…]