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6 fascinating jobs you can pursue with a psychology degree

It can be difficult to decide which avenue to go down when it comes to psychology due to the varied nature of the industry. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at a few different job roles within the psychology field to help give you an idea of what each one involves. Psychologist […]

Four simple steps to start your side hustle

With rising costs and ongoing strikes for pay rises, many people in the UK are looking for some extra cash to earn on the side to boost their current income. For some people, that might be a second job, picking up some weekend shifts, or partaking in the new rising trend of side hustles.   In […]

Taking care of your mental health

Mental health is a topic that is, thankfully, being more and more widely spoken about. Taking care of your well-being is so important and there are many ways in which you can do that. Not everyone is the same, though, and what works for some may not work for you. Here are just a few […]

Hobbies you can turn into a side hustle

Earning an extra income is never a bad thing and it’s easier than ever to turn your hobby into a money-creating side hustle. Not sure what path to go down when it comes to starting your own side hustle? Well, here are just a few of the many options… Personal trainer Keeping fit, earning money, […]

How Laura's positive learning experience left her eager for more

“OSC always builds me up and makes me feel like I can do anything. It is a lot of work but every step is one step closer to my dream.” Laura, Lake District, Cumbria Laura is well on her way to becoming a fully qualified counsellor and continuing on her path to helping people. Laura […]

How to become a freelance accountant?

What is an accountant? Accounting is interpreting and evaluating financial information rather than just gathering the information, like a bookkeeper. An accountant reports on this data to help businesses and people better understand their finances and make more informed strategic decisions. This information allows business owners and investors see how a company is doing over […]

What's the difference between accounting and bookkeeping?

Accounting and bookkeeping are both important aspects of managing a business’s finances. Whilst they do seem quite similar at first glance, there are a few main differences. What is accounting? Accounting is interpreting and evaluating financial information rather than just gathering the information, like a bookkeeper. An accountant reports on this data to help businesses […]

Why pursue a career in commercial law?

Becoming a commercial lawyer can be a really fruitful occupation with many perks to the job, so why should you pursue a career in the field?   What is commercial law? Commercial law covers a variety of legal services which are designed to support businesses in making money from their products and services. This will […]

Giving prisoners the chance to learn new skills

We at Open Study College announced our partnership with the Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET), a charity dedicated to providing a variety of educational courses to prisons in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, last week. Since July 2021, we have provided PET with a range of courses including AAT Accounting L2; […]

Why your business should develop a learning culture

With businesses across the UK facing rising costs and an impending recession, investing in your workforce’s development and creating a learning culture may not seem like it should be a top priority, but it absolutely should be, writes Natasha Lee, Business Education Specialist at Open Study College. Companies are understandably looking to cut costs and […]