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Tips for dealing with stress

The 3rd November is National Stress Awareness Day. With over 100,000 learners across the world who are juggling studying with life’s other commitments, we wanted to share our advice on how to recognise the signs of stress, and our top tips for reducing your stress levels. Recognising the signs of stress Stress can manifest itself […]

How studying can help with your mental health

Studying can often have the opposite effect people may think, particularly if you have chosen to study something you are passionate about or have an interest in. It can be an enjoyable and positive experience. Whether you have chosen to study full time at university or college, or if you’ve decided to study a course […]

How to recognise signs of stress

At some point in our lives, we’ve all experienced some levels of stress, whether that’s through work, school, study or home life. At times, it cannot be avoided. It’s our bodies coping mechanism and natural reaction to a situation we may feel uncomfortable in, no matter how small. We all experience stress very differently and […]

5 Reasons to Study a Home Learning Course With Us

Is there a subject you always wished you’d studied? Maybe you want to take steps in achieving your dream career. Perhaps you want to take a course in order to get that well deserved promotion. Home learning is a convenient way of studying for everyone. It enables you to study for a recognised course or […]

5 benefits of studying online

With the country facing a hugely uncertain time, many of us are now starting to adjust to life at home seven days a week! A number of people are unable to work and many of you will be home schooling for the first time. If you’re starting to get frustrated or looking for something to […]

6 Essential tips to be more productive whilst you work or study from home

At a time where we have to be as careful as we can, a huge number of us have been asked to work from home. For many of us, it’s much harder to work from home as it is the place where we go after work to relax. Not only will these tips make your […]

Top 10 tips to keep yourself motivated

It’s that time of the month when your motivation starts to slip. January has passed and your new years’ resolutions are starting to slip out the window. Time to get yourself back on track and gain back the motivation you once had. In life, it’s only natural to struggle to find motivation. Even if you […]

7 Ways to unwind, relax and take time for yourself

With many of us living life in the fast lane, it’s hard to find ways to unwind, relax and just generally slow down. Stress can build up and grow if not tackled and can often result in us feeling overwhelmed. Taking time out for yourself is one of the most important things you should do […]

5 Tips on how to Study Whilst Travelling The World

Travel and study work perfectly alongside one another. Whether you have got the travelling bug and need to be on the move all the time, or you’re travelling and fancy studying for a course, distance learning means you can definitely do both! Here are our top tips on how to study for your course whilst […]

6 Ways to Take the Stress out of Exams

Exams are stressful, but there are plenty of things you can do to ease your stress and keep yourself calm and collected when you walk into your exam. Less stress means you can focus on the important stuff and ensure you do the best you can!   Always be Prepared It goes without saying that […]