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Make social media work for you!

Get Social Love it or hate it, social media is gradually becoming a fundamental part of our daily routine. You may be addicted to your social networks or have a cooler approach and use it informatively, but whatever your social engagement, use it wisely and social media can have a huge impact on your learning... - Read more

Posted: June 28th 2016 in General

Are you a punctuation pro?

Punctuation is a funny old thing, as it’s commonly used incorrectly but strangely it’s one of the first things we learn during our younger years. It’s vital to get punctuation correct, which is why we’ve pulled together a few of the most commonly used punctuation marks, to turn you into punctuation pro. Possessive Apostrophes: We’re... - Read more

Posted: June 16th 2016 in General

6 simple tips to help edit your work

It may sound silly or even a pointless exercise to some, but taking the time to sit down and re read your work is vital; especially when it comes to submitting coursework, as the smallest mistake could cost you your qualification! To avoid any embarrassing mistakes or misinterpretations take a look at our top 6... - Read more

Posted: June 7th 2016 in General

10 surprising words invented by authors

We’ve all heard of the phrase ‘wordsmith’ being used to describe authors, but did you know that some authors actually invented some of the words we use on a daily basis? Take a look below at 10 words created by authors over the centuries; you may even get the odd surprise!     Superman Author:... - Read more

Posted: May 20th 2016 in General

Female Directors on the rise

A recent study found that gender equality within the boardroom is on the rise (32.5%), especially in Nordic countries; however this isn’t the case throughout Europe. The rise in female board members can be linked to a law which was passed in Norway a decade ago. This stated a requirement of a 40% representation of... - Read more

Posted: May 6th 2016 in Business & Economy

Tired of sitting? Why not try a standing desk

Are you tired of sitting for over 8 hours at your desk? Well, there could be a solution. Have you ever thought of investing in a standing desk? It may not only benefit your posture but also your health. In fact, the American Cancer Society has established a link between sitting and obesity due to... - Read more

Posted: April 22nd 2016 in General

Music lover? – How it can improve your studies

Do you listen to music whilst studying or do your prefer peace and quiet? There’s lots of evidence out there to suggest that listening to music can in fact help you perform cognitive tasks. So sit back, pop in your headphones if you feel the need and find out how music could affect your studies... - Read more

Posted: April 8th 2016 in General

Interview mistakes to avoid

Let’s face it unless you’re an interview pro many of us feel a little like a duck out of water when it comes to the big day but don’t worry, here at Distance Learning College we’ve put together a guide of the most common mistakes made during interviews, so you can avoid any mishaps. Being... - Read more

Posted: April 7th 2016 in General

What is a CMI Level 5?

What is a CMI Level 5 I hear you ask? Well, it’s a level 5 qualification in Management and Leadership created by the Chartered Management Institute and here at Distance Learning College, we provide you with the flexibility to study this career changing qualification at your own pace. There are many reasons why you should... - Read more

Posted: April 5th 2016 in General

Award Nomination

It’s not long until the Freight Industry Times Supply Chain Champions Awards and we’ve been nominated (woohoo) – we’re up for the Training Provider of the year award on 14th April. The awards will celebrate organisations and individuals who play an essential role within the supply chain logistics sector. We are thoroughly looking forward to the... - Read more

Posted: March 30th 2016 in General