Category: Careers Advice

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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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Is it time for a new challenge?


Say goodbye to clock watching! Here’s why 2020 may be the perfect time for you to take on a new challenge and make that change, as well as some top tips to support you on your journey. Are you one of the thousands of people out the work door at 5.01 pm? Maybe you’ve spent […]

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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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World Kindness Day – Our team's stories


Kindness is very important to the culture here at Open Study College. We thrive on helping others, whether it’s helping a student to find the right course for them, working as a team to help each other with a task, or helping a stranger in the street. In honour of World Kindness Day, we thought […]

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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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