Why Nelson Mandela’s theory of further education could change your life

July 18, 2018

It’s never too late to change your life.
As long as you are willing to work hard and respond to the outcomes, then change is possible in every aspect of your life. Especially education, as our minds never stop learning.
Of course, it requires more concentration and practice as the years go by, but it is always possible to learn something new. It’s these concepts that make the idea of further education so inviting.

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

And history would dictate that he was right.
Nelson Mandela was one of the world’s biggest advocates for education. Continuing to learn through his difficult upbringing and even studying a law degree during a prison sentence, he knew that education was the key to overcoming apartheid.
So, if education can do something so big for a nation, imagine what it could do for your life?
The term further in itself is inspiring. It suggests that there is a natural limit of education but pushing yourself past this limit will allow you to experience more than what may have previously been accessible. Mandela saw beyond these limitations and wanted people to break away from the path that was laid out for them by exceeding expectations – this was his aspirations with education and it could be yours, too.

What are the benefits of further education?

Look at where you are now in your career. Regardless of your positioning, there is always more to be had. But the only way to get more, is to know more, achieve more and do more.
This is where further education plays a vital role.

  • It allows you to develop your knowledge of your chosen subject to drive your career forward
  • You can show your employer your commitment and dedication to your field
  • It opens your mind to new experiences
  • Learning helps to keep your brain active and sharp
  • You will stand out against those with the “standard” levels of education

All of these benefits are key factors within pushing your career forward. A stronger education means a stronger career; a stronger career means more success; more success means a happier you.
At Open Study College, we want to help you to attain this success by offering a range of further education courses that can progress your career.
Whether you work in Sales and Marketing or Hotel and Hospitality, there is something to help you change your life and get to where you want to be.
We’re waiting to help you. Call our student adviser team on 03300 563 100 or visit our website to see our full list of further education courses.

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Sharnie Carter

Passionate about marketing and education. Currently studying a CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing via distance learning. When I'm not working or studying, I'm spending time with my young son and husband or hinching!

Why Nelson Mandela’s theory of further education could change your life
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