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10. 07. 2024

Exams: More Than Just a Grade

GCSE and A Level results are not far off, with many university graduates already finding out their grades. And while the pressure to get good results is real, there's more to exams than just a grade. They're not just about memorising facts and writing them on paper within the allocated two hours. In fact, the process of preparing for exams equips you with valuable life skills that extend far beyond the examination room. So, to anyone who feels that exams are outdated, it may be the case that they aren’t a true test of your intelligence or knowledge, but they will help you to gain many other essential skills from all those hours of revision, late night cramming and intense coursework deadlines. Without exams, you would lose these experiences which you will then build upon throughout your working life:
10. 07. 2024

Centre Court Inspiration - Is Fritz's Resilience a Lesson for the Influencer Age?

I was lucky enough to be at yesterday's Centre Court clash between Zverev and Fritz and it was a masterclass in resilience. The crowd were firmly behind Zverev initially and although a crowd usually backs an underdog, when Fritz found himself down two sets, it wasn’t just the crowd but something noticeable shifting within him. Along with the rest of the crowd, I thought it was an inevitable victory for Zverev, buoyed on by his lead. But instead of the Fritz’s body language slumping and him crumbling under the pressure, he pushed forwards and rose to the occasion.
11. 06. 2024

The Slow Burn: Why Patience and Perseverance Are Your Greatest Superpowers

We live in a world obsessed with instant gratification. We want one-click solutions, overnight success stories, and quick fixes. But when it comes to building long-term success, the truth is a little less glamorous and a lot more about the slow burn.
21. 05. 2024

Exams are a means to an end – how to navigate the path to your dream career

It’s the middle of exam season for some, and just the start for others, but think of it this way – they are just a hurdle you need to jump to get to the next stage. Whatever you are studying, however you do, there’s a career out there for you. You just need to figure out WHAT you want to do and HOW you can get there.
14. 05. 2024

Recharge and Refocus: Why Taking a Break Boosts Your Work Performance

We've all been there – working long hours, logging on at the weekend to keep up with our ever-growing to do lists, eventually staring at a computer screen in a work fog, productivity and motivation fading fast. This is where the importance of a proper break comes in. It might seem counterintuitive to step away from your work when you're feeling behind, but trust me, taking a well-deserved break is the key to coming back to work refreshed and recharged.
20. 03. 2024

2024 – A Year for Legislative Changes – Are You Up-to-Date?

It’s a year for legislative changes for employers and employees, but how much do you know about them? There are potentially 12 changes coming in throughout this year, some of which will have more impact than others, and as a business if you are unaware, you open yourself up to a variety of issues and possibly large fines. As an employee, it’s also important to know your rights and to make sure that you are being treated fairly.