Author: Libby Barrett

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Top 10 tips to keep yourself motivated


It’s that time of the month when your motivation starts to slip. January has passed and your new years’ resolutions are starting to slip out the window. Time to get yourself back on track and gain back the motivation you once had. In life, it’s only natural to struggle to find motivation. Even if you […]

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Top Crime Series


Crime related TV programmes and films are becoming more and more popular each year.  There is no doubt that we all like to pretend we are detectives in some way or another and we just can’t get enough of crime related programmes at the moment! There’s a reason why Cluedo is such a popular family […]

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10 Reasons Why You’re Likely to Pull a Sickie


We’ve all at least considered pulling a sickie at some point in our lives. Whether that’s because you’ve woken up filled with stress and dread or you weren’t sensible the night before. Even if we’ve never actually followed it through, considering pulling a sickie has definitely happened at some point. We also can come up […]

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Why being a teaching assistant is so rewarding


Having a job that is both fulfilling and rewarding is important. If you are looking at getting into a job that is rewarding, consider becoming a teaching assistant. Despite the sometimes chaotic work environment and pressure from parents and colleagues, a teaching assistant role can be one of the most rewarding careers available. You can become part […]

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A day in the life of a Nurse in A&E


Naomi, aged 27 is a Sister in an A&E department at a hospital in Redditch. From broken bones to life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrests and strokes, she can deal with a lot in a day! Tiring but rewarding, she wouldn’t have it any other way! There is never a dull day in the A&E […]

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How to become a nurse


Nursing is one of the most rewarding careers you can do. So, it’s no wonder many people are now wanting to become a nurse. Tiring? Yes. Emotional? Of course. Rewarding? Definitely. Most nurses won’t have it any other way! Nurses are the backbone to hospitals, GP’s, clinics and hospices. They are the life and soul […]

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Closing the gender gap in adult learning: International men’s day


This International Men’s Day, men are being urged to engage in adult learning for career development and wellbeing, as figures show they are failing to fully take advantage of these opportunities. Women have a ‘significantly higher participation rate than men’ across all forms of adult learning, according to research by the Department for Education. While 39% […]

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World Vegan Day: Being Vegan – OSC's Jazz tells us how it is


Becoming vegan has become very popular over recent years. With more and more people becoming aware of the impact of the meat and dairy industry on not only the animals, but the environment. On World Vegan day we wanted to spread awareness of the vegan lifestyle! We spoke to Academic Development Manager Jazz about all […]

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Careers Advice ,

Why you should study an Access to HE Diploma (Health)


An Access to HE Health Diploma is a stepping stone onto a university course in healthcare. It’s the perfect opportunity for those returning to education to gain new opportunities and broaden their career prospects. It gives those who didn’t get their ‘traditional’ qualifications the first time round a chance to access higher education. So here […]

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