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How studying a counselling course enhanced Nicoll’s career as a police officer

The role of the police force in supporting the UK’s mental health crisis Recent figures by Police Scotland shows that police officers are dealing with an increase of mental health calls. The pandemic, and now the cost-of-living crisis have been blamed for a deterioration in the nation’s mental wellbeing. Although police officers are not expected […]

The Power of Online Learning: Embracing Education in Retirement

Retirement marks the beginning of a new chapter in life — a time for exploration, growth, and embracing new opportunities. In this digital age, the power of online learning offers seniors an unprecedented chance to engage in continuous education, expand their horizons, and enhance their digital skills and knowledge.  In this blog, we will explore […]

What do we really want as a work perk?

It’s evident that some companies have prioritised workplace frills over the years, instead of focusing on the root causes of what makes a good culture. Undoubtedly, perks like pool tables and Friday ‘desk beers’ may be fun to some, but do they compensate for job satisfaction, personal growth and a balanced wellbeing? The modern workplace […]

Interior Design trends we CAN’T WAIT to see in 2024

Who else’s social media feeds are filled with interior design inspo and home reno before and afters?    The world of interiors is exciting and personal, yet ever-changing, with trends coming and going all the time. As we’re coming into the new year, it’s time to welcome in new styles and let go of the outdated!   […]

What is mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy is a technique that uses micro-injections to rejuvenate and tighten skin while also removing excess fat. It was developed by a French doctor, Michel Pistor, in 1952, and it was originally used to relieve pain. Over time, mesotherapy has gained widespread popularity, extending its reach to countries such as the United Kingdom, the United […]

Open Study College CEO named in Prestigious 35 Women Under 35 List

We are delighted to announce that our CEO, Samantha Rutter-Bryant, has been included on Management Today’s prestigious 35 Women Under 35 list. All of us here at Open Study College are incredibly proud that Samantha has been recognised in this list amongst some amazing women. The 35 Women Under 35 list showcases the remarkable stories […]

What jobs can you pursue with a geography degree?

Are you a geography graduate wondering about the career possibilities that lie ahead? A degree in geography opens doors to a diverse range of professions that utilise your skills in spatial analysis, research, and critical thinking. In this blog post, we will delve into the exciting world of jobs you can pursue with a geography […]

What jobs can you pursue with a history degree?

Embarking on a degree in history opens the door to a captivating journey through time and provides a multitude of opportunities in various career fields. In this blog, we will explore the wide range of careers available to history graduates and how their unique skill set enables them to excel in diverse professional paths. Whether […]

Open Study College bosses discuss embracing ambition on family business podcast

Open Study College’s Samantha Rutter-Bryant, co-founder and CEO, and her sister Shawna Baker, Director, recently joined Leila and Liza Willingham, the mother-daughter duo behind the podcast It Runs In The Family to discuss the learning curves and outcomes of their journey. Having founded Open Study College with her father, Mark, in 2007 from the family […]

More than three quarters of the UK not happy at work

Happiness VS money is an age-old conundrum. Would you rather earn more and be unhappy or earn less yet enjoy work? Well, new data, released today here at Open Study College, revealed that a whopping 80% of us here in the UK are NOT happy with our current career or job role and, surprisingly, those […]