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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

Posted: Friday, November 1, 2019

It's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! Thinking of writing your first novel? Here are some top tips from Oxbridge to get started on your bestseller.

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Case Study: Tom’s ‘I Can I Will’ Story

Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019

Meet Tom Kirby, a young man who has climbed an uphill battle to overcome challenges in the face of resistance, whilst showing resilience, strength and determination every step of the way. He doesn’t let his learning disabilities define who he […]

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Family-Friendly Halloween Activities

Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019

You may have noticed the recent changes in the weather and the rapid shift from daylight to nighttime before 5pm… we’re convinced it’s because Halloween is near. We’ve seen it written in the leaves falling from the trees – the […]

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A-Level Results 2019: Can You Resit A-Levels

Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

You’ve been waiting patiently for your A-level results, pacing the carpet until it changes colour. In your mind, they’re the most important thing in the world right now. They’re your path to success, whether that’s a career move or moving […]

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Case Study: Mark’s ‘I Can I Will’ Story

Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019

Often, it’s personal circumstance that drive people to home learning. For Mark Reilly, he lived a hectic double life. By day, he was a police officer in his community. By night, a carer for his disabled daughter. When he started […]

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How Emojis Make Learning Awesome

Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019

As a college, one topic that arises from time to time that makes us chuckle is the use of emojis. Why? Because some people take them too seriously. We’ve heard claims that emojis are a detriment to the English Language […]

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How to Apply for a Totum Pro Card (NUS Extra)

Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019

TOTUM PRO AUTUMN SPECIAL Totum Pro membership is now available for as little as £14.99. Save more when joining and reap the rewards of going pro. For a limited time only you can get Totum Pro for: One Year – […]

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Case Study: Suzanne’s ‘I Can I Will’ Story

Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2019

People often ask me, why go back to college now? Well, after years of full-time work, living abroad, and having a family, I was ready for a new challenge. No stranger to overcoming adversity, I believe it’s never too late […]

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Case Study: Ashleigh’s ‘I Can I Will’ Story

Posted: Friday, May 3, 2019

My name’s Ashleigh, and I’m a student at the University of Luton training to become a registered nurse. It’s my dream role, but it wasn’t always this way, and I nearly lost my opportunity to one fleeting moment… This is […]

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We’re Hiding Winning Golden Tickets in Selected Courses

Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Taking inspiration from Roald Dahl himself, we’ve three golden tickets to give away this Easter! We thought about giving you a lifetime supply of chocolate, but then we thought about something even better… How about giving away an entire course […]

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Case study: Chris’s ‘I Can I Will’ story

Posted: Monday, April 1, 2019

My name’s Chris; I’m 39 years-old, come from Dartford, and I work as Head of Core Operations for one of the world’s largest reinsurance brokers: Marsh & McLennan Companies. I’m responsible for 150 staff members, handle a budget of 15 […]

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What’s new? Oh yeah… Oxbridge!

Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019

?????? For a passionate and quirky bunch, keeping a secret this big has been somewhat of a challenge! The team were itching to share what’s been going on behind the scenes. Over the past few months, we’ve worked hard to […]

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Meet Aimée Your Dog Grooming Tutor

Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A series of interviews with our tutors at Oxbridge. What will your tutor have to say? In the Oxbridge pod today, we’ve our award-winning dog groomer Aimée Gardiner and her trusty sidekick and wonder pooch, Edward. They chat (and bark) […]

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Childcare Trends All Parents Should Know

Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

At one time, childcare was a simple function whereby the carer babysat a child, feeding them, keeping them clean, and playing with them. However, the childcare sector has evolved and continues to evolve. Guest blogger Emily Wilson offers a range of modern […]

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How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019

We’re exactly two weeks into January today, and with 2019 well in its stride, it’s about the time that New Year’s resolutions begin to break. As each year comes to its end, we promise to tackle habits, accomplish goals, and […]

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New Year Education Quiz

Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2019

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Student Gift Guide

Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018

Perfect Gifts for Students This Christmas Whether they’re leaving home for the first time, on a break for the holidays, or they’re a home learner, we’ve compiled six amazing gifts for students. These are suggestions aim to make hard-working students […]

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8 Study Tips to Stay Motivated This Christmas

Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018

What’s on your mind this Christmas? For many students (or just about anyone worldwide), it’s quality family time, opening (and giving, of course) presents, and binging on movies, mince pies and prosecco. As we’re about ready to tuck into our […]

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Garden Ideas For You This Winter

Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Although the temperature is beginning to cool, and the sunlight is starting to fade, there’s no need to forget about your garden maintenance until the New Year. Guest blogger Emily Wilson offers quintessential garden ideas, as well as some informative […]

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Start your finance career as an ICB Bookkeeper

Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Without a bookkeeper, managing our finances is a daily challenge Numbers love being the centre of attention, don’t they? The little devils are involved in everything from the size of our brains to the size of a Cadbury’s Creme Egg. […]

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Oxbridge Reveals Autumn Interior Design Trends 2018

Posted: Friday, October 5, 2018

Rich tones, golden hues, tactile furniture, floral upholstery or tapestries; you’ll likely run into these terms in your search for autumn interior design trends 2018. But what if you’re new to design or just love to do up your house […]

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Our Leader Wins His Second Award of 2018

Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The room is tense, quiet at Nachural’s Entrepreneurship Awards as the final award of the evening, the big one, Entrepreneur of the Year, is about to be announced. As a team, our eyes flitter in anticipation, shifting from our MD […]

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Childminding: the perfect career from home

Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A career in childminding makes it easy to support your child without sacrificing a thing Are you an ambitious individual? I bet that when you’re at work, you’re in your element. The challenge of a regular 9-5 day keeps you […]

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Proof That Internal Funding Really Works

Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018

Tired of students being denied an education due to finances, Oxbridge have implemented an affordable internal funding plan that’s helped over 1,500 people gain an education, including ex-military personnel and NHS staff. Our course advisers helped over 1,500 people change their […]

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Working with LoveBrum Toward a Greater Birmingham

Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

It’s a truly special moment when people club together towards a common goal or purpose. Together, we’ve created positive societies built on passion, hope, good causes and charitable giving. At Oxbridge Home Learning, we’re dedicated to making a difference in […]

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Increase Job Satisfaction for Happier Mondays

Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Do you hate Mondays and live for the weekend? Increase your job satisfaction today! It’s Friday evening, the workplace is shutting its doors for the weekend, and you can’t wait to get your swag on, head to the local bar […]

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What is a Soft Credit Search

Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018

What exactly is a credit check? Credit check? Soft credit search? Hard credit search? Footprint? Credit reporting? Credit file? Scores? All of this can be quite confusing if you aren’t aware what is means, and quite daunting too. Here we […]

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What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2018

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and How Does It Work? It’s a misconception, you know, that all people with mental illness need is a good shoulder to cry on sometimes, it’s about taking action. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) loves […]

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Case Study | Distance Learning Benefits by a Very Stressy Mummy!

Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Are there any distance learning benefits? Is it worth investing time and money into something new? Will I gain anything by doing this? Do I need to improve myself? What will be the benefit to me? These are all questions […]

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Adam’s Story: Becoming A Qualified Teaching Assistant with Oxbridge

Posted: Friday, June 1, 2018

Once upon a time … Whilst looking out the window on a wet cold miserable Monday morning not only was this the weather this is also how my life felt at that moment in time. Miserable, boring, dull. I was […]

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Online Courses Explained

Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Many of you may still associate learning with classrooms and face-to-face teaching. However, online courses has grown in popularity and now is the way that many people continue to access education. This change is, in part, due to how busy […]

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QCF to RQF: What you need to know

Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

We at Oxbridge Home Learning are often asked what the difference between qualifications abbreviations are. Here we explain one of the most recent changes. QCF to RQF | What you need to know QCF have been replaced by the RQF […]

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What you need to know about Credit Building

Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018

Credit building doesn’t need to be an boring, time consuming or rigorous as it sounds. Knowledge is key! We have all been told to “shop around” when it comes to our finances. With so many products available for so many […]

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How to Balance a 9-5 Job & Distance Learning

Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018

It’s Monday morning, the sun is shining, and the weekend is a distant memory. You have a full week of work ahead of you. You also have an assignment due for your distance learning course. The number of people who […]

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Early Signs of Autism in Children

Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018

What is Autism? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; with early signs of autism in children typically appearing between 12 and 18 months. Autism affects a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. Autism is not […]

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Shortlisted for ‘Excellence in Training & Education’ Award

Posted: Monday, March 5, 2018

Oxbridge Home Learning are still revelling in excitement after being shortlisted for the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Awards 2018. We secured our place amongst strong competition including Aston University and Millennium Point in the Excellence in Training & Education […]

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The benefits of studying

Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018

You are thinking about undertaking a course, but the thought of both the cost and the time commitment required has been holding you back. However, have you thought about the various ways that returning to study could benefit you from […]

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The EQF and European Qualifications

Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018

The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) …and what that means for you as a learner with Oxbridge. The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) is a way of mapping qualifications across EU member Countries. The EQF was officially adopted by the European Parliament […]

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Do I need a LinkedIn profile?

Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018

Yet another website that you need to sign up to? It can feel like there is a new must-join website every other day. However, LinkedIn does differ because this website can have a significant impact on your professional career. Therefore, […]

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How to have a Healthy Start to 2018

Posted: Friday, January 5, 2018

Christmas Overload? Christmas is over, and we’re into 2018. Like me, do you need a healthy start to 2018? You are more than likely several pounds heavier, even if your wallet is several pounds lighter. The season of goodwill and […]

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‘Tis the Season for Healthy Eating?

Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

It’s that time of year again when we tend to let healthy eating fall to the waist side and we over-indulge a bit. With Christmas just a week away, it seems as if the festive countdown started months ago. No […]

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Distance Learning- An Outstanding Entry

Posted: Friday, December 8, 2017

Oxbridge Home Learning was amongst the high-profile finalists for the ‘Best use of blended learning’ category at the Learning Technology Awards in London last week. The Learning Technologies Awards gala evening is a glittering black-tie celebration attracting guests from across […]

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How to start your own bookkeeping business

Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017

The area of bookkeeping can be very versatile, especially if you are interested in starting your own business. Businesses of every size and structure require resources to help manage their finances. If you possess the necessary qualifications and business-related skills, […]

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Reasons to start studying this Autumn

Posted: Monday, September 4, 2017

So Summer is over and Autumn is here and furthermore, people are already talking about Christmas. Where has 2017 gone? If you are contemplating your achievements, or in some cases lack achievements, why not enrol on a distance learning course? […]

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Exam Results: What’s next?

Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017

Well Done, Oxbridge Home Learning A-Level and GCSE Students! Across the UK, thousands of students will have received their A-Level or GCSE results. We would like to congratulate everyone who took part in this year’s exams, both GCSE and A-Level! […]

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GCSE reforms: 9 things you should know

Posted: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

GCSE, AS and A level qualifications are being reformed. The new subjects are being introduced gradually, with the first wave of GCSE reforms being taught from September 2015. Subjects that have not been reformed will no longer be available for […]

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Is Distance Learning Easy?

Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017

Lots of students ask us Is Distance Learning Easy? Education is for Life. Becoming a student in your own home is the convenient and flexible solution to fitting in learning around your current commitments. Oxbridge Home Learning offer flexible, convenient […]

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Dog grooming is booming!

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Dog owners will do anything for their beloved pooches! As a result, the animal care industry continues to grow and develop. Have you tried to get an appointment with a Dog Groomer? Sometimes you have book weeks in advance – […]

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How to Become a Personal Trainer

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Have you ever wanted to take your passion for fitness, turn it into a profitable career and become a personal trainer? Do you think that you have what it takes to help people be happy in their own skin? Finally, […]

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Are you considering a career in Social Care?

Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017

If you’re suffering from a severe case of job dissatisfaction, why not consider a career in social care? As a result, make a real difference! Working within the social care industry can bring a lot of job satisfaction. The desire […]

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The Importance of Animal Care

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

Domestic animals have come to be so important to people. Many people cite their relationship with their dog or cat as being integral to who they are as people. This feeling has resulted in an awareness of the need for […]

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Should you become a Teaching Assistant?

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

What do teaching assistants do? Are you considering a career in this area? How do you become a qualified Teaching Assistant? Do you wish to gain an understanding of the complex principles and practices of teaching? Do you want a […]

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What makes a great teacher?

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

You will always remember a great teacher you had in the past, just as you will never forget those teachers that you were not so keen on! Great teachers often shape your feelings about the learning process. Those teachers that […]

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Five top tips for a successful career change

Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Do you wake up on a Monday morning filled with dread? Are you finding that you live for the weekend? If so, it may well be time for a career change. Keep reading for our top 5 tips for a […]

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Are you on the road to bankruptcy?

Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Like many so many others, are you living the type of lifestyle that could put you and possibly your family on the road to bankruptcy? The recent financial crisis prompted a sharp rise in the number of people becoming bankrupt. […]

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Depression: Early Signs and Symptoms

Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Have you recently been making excuses to cancel plans, just because the thought of socialising makes you anxious? Do you have trouble sleeping? Or maybe it’s getting out of bed in the morning which you find the most difficult? These […]

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A-Level Changes: What you need to know

Posted: Friday, May 5, 2017

Over the past couple of years, both the structure and content of A-levels has changed. Here is a quick guide to those A-Level changes. If you can’t find the information you need here or would like to discuss your circumstances […]

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5 ways to help you get that promotion

Posted: Friday, May 5, 2017

Are you ready for a promotion? You work hard. In fact, you go above and beyond the call of duty for your employer. Enthusiasm is endless and you have great work ethics. All of the credentials are in place to […]

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Look after your mental health

Posted: Friday, May 5, 2017

Mental health is now very much on the agenda in the UK. There has been an increase in campaigning and because of high-profile people, such as Stephen Fry, being open about their struggles with mental health. The positive outcome has […]

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Traits you need to be a counsellor

Posted: Friday, May 5, 2017

Do you have an interest in helping other people? If so, you may wish to follow a career as a counsellor. This article looks at how to become a counsellor. This is a career area that many people are drawn […]

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Fad Diets: The Most Dangerous Celebrity Diets

Posted: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Every day it seems new fad diets are ready to make weight loss faster and easier than ever before. Or at least they say they are. Most fad diets go something like this: Take a few foods, give them ‘magic’ […]

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Learner type: which are you?

Posted: Monday, May 1, 2017

It is a well-established fact that people learn differently. What works for one person may not necessarily work for another. So what learner type are you? You may find that hands-on learning is best for you, while your friend may […]

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Psychology: Is your spouse hiding something?

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What if we could read minds? What if you could know what your partner was really thinking about that dinner last night? Is your spouse hiding something from you? This all comes down to psychology – the science of the […]

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Monthly Instalments with Divido

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Oxbridge Home Learning is delighted to be able to offer finance to its students. This allows you to pay for the course via flexible monthly instalments with Divido. Offering Divido’s finance, this will allow many more of our students to study […]

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How to write your first book

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Have you ever wanted to write your first book but just weren’t sure where to start? Do you feel like somewhere deep inside you is the next Sunday Times Bestseller? If you’ve never written a book before, the whole process […]

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Is your dream career caring for animals?

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

This blog post discusses the skills required and steps you need to take to work in animal care. For many people, a career caring for animals is a true calling, much like those who work in the other care professions. […]

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How to Stop Snoring

Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

As part of National Stop Snoring Week, we’re keen to help those that snore (and those that sleep next to those that snore!) by providing a guide on how to stop snoring. Snoring can’t be ‘cured’, but can be controlled. […]

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Spring Clean and Declutter Your Life

Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

If you feel like you’re overwhelmed by clutter, now is a great time to ‘spring clean’ your life. Clutter is not only distracting. It can weigh you down and make it feel like everything is getting on top of you. […]

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What is Easter?

Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter is the time of the Christian year when Christians remember the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. That’s right there’s more to it than Easter eggs! So, What is Easter? Easter Sunday is one of the most festive events […]

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Revision Tips – Six Steps to Exam Success

Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Nobody really enjoys exams, and, for some more than others, they can be a real challenge. This can then get in the way of having an enjoyable study experience. However, fear not – there are ways to deal with exams […]

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Characteristics of a genius

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

What are the characteristics of a genius? Many have argued that everyone is born with equal potential. However, there are some people who seem to have a level of ability or skill that defies belief. These people usually display the […]

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More male teachers needed

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The problem The education charity Teach First has stated that classrooms in England require more male teachers and support staff to inspire children further. Statistics recently released by the Department of Education state that 26% of all teachers in England […]

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What is beauty therapy?

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

What is beauty therapy? Beauty therapy relates to the provision and application by trained beauticians of a wide range of treatments and cosmetic techniques. Most of you have heard the famous saying that beauty is in the eye of the […]

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The value of vitamins

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Are you someone who swears by the value of vitamins by taking a handful every morning with your toast and tea? There are certainly enough vitamins on the market from which to choose. Perhaps you feel that doing so has […]

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Creative Writing and Children’s Literature

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

Creative writing is one of the most enjoyable past-times. Whether you are writing just for enjoyment or because you want to make it a career. Also known as ‘the art of making things up,’ creative writing is a vital part […]

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What is forensic psychology?

Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Forensic psychology is the study of criminal psychology in the context of the criminal justice system. For you to gain a better understanding of the overall definition, it is useful to separate out the two different terms. What is forensic […]

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How to: get girls to become interested in STEM

Posted: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

STEM, the popular shortened version of the study of Science, Technology and Engineering and Maths. STEM is all around us in our everyday experiences and will shape the future. From Drug development to creating a 3D image, from saving a […]

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Creating good luck

Posted: Monday, March 6, 2017

Everyone knows someone who seems to be particularly lucky. That one friend that always wins competitions or seems to breeze through life. It can seem very unfair. However, some would say that you create your own luck through the way […]

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March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: Thursday, March 2, 2017

Ovarian cancer is the biggest gynaecological killer of UK women, with UK survival rates among the worst in Europe. Three quarters of women are diagnosed once the cancer has spread, thus, making treatment more difficult. That is why awareness is […]

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How to Become a qualified CeMAP ® Mortgage Advisor

Posted: Thursday, March 2, 2017

Are you considering a career change? Are you number savvy and enjoy making peoples dreams a reality? The mortgage industry is an area of financial services that continues to thrive. There is, after all, always a demand for housing. As […]

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The Great Daffodil Appeal – Marie Curie

Posted: Thursday, March 2, 2017

Marie Curie was a Polish-born physicist and chemist and one of the most famous scientists of her time. With her husband Pierre, Marie was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1903. And she went on to win another in 1911. The […]

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6 Ways to Boost Creativity

Posted: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

We explore 6 different techniques that can help you or your child boost creativity. We hope you take away some practical tips and try applying some of these techniques to your own creative projects. Here Tutor Fair brings you their […]

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How to make the perfect pancake

Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017

PANCAKE Day this year falls on Tuesday, February 28. Shrove Tuesday is linked to Easter, so its date changes on an annual basis. The date can vary from as early as February 3 to as late as March 9. Every […]

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How to pursue a career in journalism

Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017

Are you someone who has an innate interest in the world around you? Do you also enjoy researching information and talking to people? If so, a career in journalism may be a good match. The fact that the world is […]

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Finding Your Life Motto for Your Values and Aspirations

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017

You all have your set of values and aspirations that are important to you, whether you realise it or not. These values may be specific career goals or a more general ethos by which you wish to live your life. […]

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5 Strategies to help improve academic performance

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Are you or your child struggling to reach academic potential? Are you looking for some manageable, simple learning strategies to help improve academic performance? Top tutor, Scott has figured out the most effective strategies and techniques, based on his own […]

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My road to success: Introduction to the ICB Bookkeeping Course!

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The ICB Bookkeeping Course Completing an ICB Bookkeeping course through Oxbridge Home Learning has changed my life in so many ways. This qualification has been key to unlocking my career goals and has enabled me to feel much more fulfilled. […]

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Robot teachers have arrived

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Last summer saw a new member of staff join the rota at the Atlanta-based Georgia Tech University in the US. The recently deployed teaching assistant is called Jill Watson. Ms. Watson assists with online feedback on several postgraduate courses. However, […]

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Don’t aspire to be a Guru, aspire to Be More!

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

There seem to be a guru for everything these days? Just about everywhere you look there is someone proclaiming to be a guru of something. I’m not sure either! It can be quite baffling. Origins of a Guru? The concept […]

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St. Valentines Day

Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017

Time: Where have you gone? Not so long ago I was writing about Christmas and the January blues now St. Valentines day is just around the corner. Also known as the day of romance St. Valentines Day is named for […]

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Recommendations on How to Manage Money

Posted: Friday, February 10, 2017

How you manage, spend, and invest your money can have a profound impact on your life, yet very few schools teach these important skills. Learning financial savvy can take a while, but the basics are fairly simple and never change. […]

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The Advantages of Distance Learning

Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2017

I want to break free, From the Classroom: How? The Advantages of Distance Learning! There are many advantages of distance learning but one of the main advantages is that it allows you to fit your learning around your work and […]

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Our QCF Courses: The benefits?

Posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

What is a QCF qualification? The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) is a new credit transfer system which has replaced the National Qualification Framework (NQF). It recognises qualifications and units by awarding credits. Each unit has a credit value and […]

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How to Recruit and Retain Motivation!

Posted: Monday, February 6, 2017

Motivation is and has been the topic of so many studies, self-help books, seminars, and so on. It is still very abstract for us to grasp. This is an article about how recruit and retain motivation. Motivation is a powerful, […]

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How to keep pets safe and comfortable during winter

Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2017

You’re probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pets’ health? The cold winter months are just as hard […]

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Happy Chinese New Year 2017

Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017

Chinese New Year 2017: China’s annual epic travel rush is underway, as hundreds of millions of people head home during the Chinese New Year holiday. The event, locally known as chunyun, is the largest human migration in the world. According […]

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Definitely real fake news or is it?

Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you would have undoubtedly come across the term “fake news“. But what is it all actually about? If you have been paying attention to recent developments you will […]

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Career vs. job – following your passion

Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017

In an ideal world, you would be following your passion and doing what you love. However, this is not always feasible, especially when you often face other more pressing commitments. The simple fact is that you need to survive, and […]

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Dealing with online bullying

Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Statistics from Childline, a helpline sponsored by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) indicate that the volume of children and young people accessing support for online bullying (commonly called cyberbullying) has increased by 88% within the past […]

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Surviving being a distance learning student

Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017

Being a distance learning student is a very rewarding experience. It leads to increased knowledge and better qualifications. Of course, there will be times when being a student is more challenging, especially before assignment deadlines and exams. Due to the […]

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British sports stars, Our heroes and what they did next

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Top British cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins has recently announced his retirement from the sport following an illustrious career, which includes becoming the first British competitor to win the Tour de France in 2012. Few can blame him for embracing new […]

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3 tips to stay motivated in January

Posted: Sunday, January 1, 2017

Okay, so it’s cold outside and the thought of getting up early out of the warm and comfy bed is more terrifying than appealing. I understand. As you peep out of the window, the glistening frost has surrounded you, somehow […]

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Thinking of trying something new?

Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2016

With 2016 saying farewell to so many famous people it has made so many people re-evaluate what they do and importantly what they don’t do. We see lots of enrolments from students Thinking of trying something new, whether that be […]

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Top tips on how to stay motivated in 2017

Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Are you keen to reinvent yourself in 2017? Oxbridge’s top tips on how to stay motivated in 2017! A New Year, A New you? Yes, it’s that time of year again. The time of year when we feel as if […]

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Events of 2016 in Short

Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2016

MMXVI or 2016 has been an unforgettable year, some bad but also lots of great. The events of 2016 is a mixed bag, with many not looking back over it favourably. The world has been forced to deal with the […]

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Are you considering a PRINCE2 Qualification

Posted: Friday, December 16, 2016

Are you considering a PRINCE2 Qualification? Are a little unsure as to what it can do for you? What does a PM do? Project managers plan and organise resources and people to make sure projects finish on time. As well […]

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A bite of the Apple

Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2016

Are you addicted to Apple products? For many, the answer is probably yes. If so, you may be interested to learn more about how this brand became so dominant. Take a bite of the apple! Please Queue Here The recent […]

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6 ways to Improve your Communication Skills

Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

It’s hard to get by these days without good communication skills. You now live and work in a knowledge economy that requires the ability to exchange ideas and concepts. Good communication skills may not come naturally to everyone, but this […]

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Beating the blues

Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2016

The clocks turned back a few of weeks ago. How are you all feeling? In theory, you should still be enjoying the benefits of that extra hour. However, if you are like many people, and like me, you may be […]

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Start planning and make changes for 2017

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

It’s hard to believe, but the end of 2016 is already fast approaching! If you listen closely, you may even be able to hear a few jingle bells in the distance. There is a temptation at this time of year […]

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Seven stress-free networking tips for introverts

Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The very thought of the word “networking” has been known to strike horror into the heart of every introvert. However, it is something that is hard to avoid, especially in the workplace. Introverts have a preference for their own company. […]

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The must-have Christmas toy of years gone by

Posted: Friday, November 25, 2016

Every year there is that one must-have Christmas toy added to Santa’s lists across the world, causing parents and elves alike to break out into a cold sweat. The creme de la creme of Christmas toys this time around is […]

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What is the perfect amount of money?

Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016

Most of you would agree that you could do with a bit more money in your bank accounts. However, is there a perfect amount of money? Salary According to a recent announcement, the new host of Top Gear will probably […]

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4 Great Reasons for working in the healthcare sector

Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016

If there is one area in which you can make a daily difference to people is working in the healthcare sector. Whether you are a Doctor or Nurse, Administrator or Porter or if you work in a hands-off role, you […]

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Day

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease describes a group of lung conditions that make it difficult to empty air out of the lungs because your airways have been narrowed. Two of these lung conditions […]

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The five C’s of leadership

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

You don’t have to be following the US news too closely to know that Donald Trump has been causing great controversy in American politics. His divisive policies and domineering personality have turned the US presidential campaign into a full-on, however […]

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Photo journalism getting started

Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016

Things change so quickly. The most important moments can pass you by as you deal with your everyday life. Sometimes the only way to appreciate the world around you is to capture it. How? Most effectively through written words or […]

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Winter Gardening

Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016

For all you keen gardeners out there, last spring no doubt feels like a very distant memory. You are now entering what is known as the dormant season of gardening, which can make gardeners feel a little blue. Winter gardening […]

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Five revision hacks to improve your memory

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2016

No one wants to sit in an exam and have their mind go blank. However, this can easily happen if you don’t prepare in the right way. There is more to exam revision than trying to cram your head with […]

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What is a portfolio career?

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2016

You may have heard the term “portfolio careers,” but do you know what this means? Let us Explain A portfolio career means you have more than one job. Possibly using different skill sets. Portfolio careers have become increasingly popular because […]

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Social issues in the cold winter weather

Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The clocks have gone back, the nights are getting darker. The cold winter weather is upon us. For the majority of us, this means giving in to turning on the heating and putting aside your summer outfits. However, for certain […]

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Learning with Autism

Posted: Friday, October 28, 2016

What is Autism? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. Learning with Autism The process of learning can be much more […]

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What is criminology? Learn and explore with us!

Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016

Do you find crime shows on TV fascinating? Do you insist on watching Crimewatch? Are you interested in the way that crime impacts on society? If yes, Criminology is for you! What is criminology? Criminology is about much more than […]

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Traditional Education vs Personal Tutor Support

Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Classrooms sizes in the UK have grown over the years as the population has increased. A recent Department of Education report stated, births in 2010 were around 20% higher than in 2002. Infact were a huge 13% higher than in […]

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How to appear confident

Posted: Monday, October 3, 2016

In today’s world, the ability to come across as confident is so essential for a whole host of activities; from landing a date to securing your dream job. However, many of you struggle with appearing confident. Not everyone has the […]

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How to start your own beauty business

Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Do you work in the beauty industry? Have you wondered how to start your own beauty business? The beauty industry is one of the most versatile and rewarding areas of employment. As a result, a lot of qualified beauticians consider […]

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How to become a Makeup Artist

Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Do you know your contouring from your strobing? Where do you stand on gloss versus glitter? Do you find yourself wondering how to achieve the look of a particular character in a TV program or film? Why not become a […]

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The Joy of Bake Off

Posted: Monday, September 26, 2016

The Great British Bake Off, or #GBBO as it has come to be known, the joy of bake off has gripped the nation once again. You’re raiding your baking cupboards, and you are trying to avoid having soggy bottoms. In […]

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The Magic of Books and Great books for children

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016

When you think of great books for children, Roald Dahl cannot be far from your mind …The UK recently celebrated Roald Dahl Day. This takes place every September on the date of the late author’s birth. This year’s celebration was […]

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Things you didn’t know about E-Learning

Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016

Distance learning or as it often referred to, E-learning, is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. More and more people are becoming more interactive with technology. Consequently, E-learning is becoming increasingly easier, thus easier to study the […]

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Autumn is a time for fresh starts

Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016

September well under way. Autumn is here and Summer (such as it was) has been and gone. The kids are all back to school. “Soon be Christmas” are the words on the lips of many. Summer to Autumn The transition […]

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Social media platforms and career progression

Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2016

You probably are on Facebook, Twitter or one of the many other social media platforms, but you might not use these diverse mediums to your best advantage. You may be guilty of wasting time trawling through cat videos and having […]

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How Distance Learning Changes Lives

Posted: Thursday, September 8, 2016

How Distance Learning Changes Lives, here are 2 of our most recent : Oxbridge Home Learning are a truly student orientated college. Dedicated not just to providing a learning course, but providing a new way of life for you. Hannah, […]

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How to get Children Engaged in Lessons

Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Move over summer, the new school year is here! The alarm clock has gone off, the uniforms are on and the school bedtime has been set. It’s nearly all covered and now your attention has been turned to the more […]

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Seeking Advice, Your Options

Posted: Monday, September 5, 2016

Seeking advice and more often actioning it is not always easy, however, you may face times in your life when you are unsure about what your next steps should be. Some people are self-reliant, where as others actively seek advice. […]

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Top seven go-to exam revision tips

Posted: Friday, September 2, 2016

Nobody particularly enjoys exams, and, for some more than others, they can be a real challenge. This can then get in the way of having an enjoyable study experience. However, fear not – there are ways to deal with exams […]

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Popular Online Childcare Courses

Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Good quality childcare is beneficial for all children. It can play a hugely important role in your child’s development. It allows them to become independent, mix with other children and to learn new things. Choosing the right childcare can be […]

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The Power Of Education

Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016

Bill Gates’ first business failed, Albert Einstein didn’t speak until he was 4 years old, Richard Branson has Dyslexia, and Stephen Kings first novel was rejected 30 times and believe it or not Simon Cowell had a failed record company! […]

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How Can Animals Help You Learn?

Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2016

How can animals help you learn? We’ve all been there; you are desperately trying to get an assignment done, and the cat chooses that exact moment to plonk itself on the laptop, or the dog decides that it needs to […]

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What makes a good athlete?

Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Rio Olympics have started. Consequently, we are all imagining ourselves as outstanding athletes. You only have to take a stroll along any suburban street or park to see runners and cyclists aplenty. You can see Lycra and neon sports […]

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Is a career change possible for me?

Posted: Monday, August 15, 2016

There is nothing like a Monday morning for making us question our decisions. Back to work, same old routine, same old challenges or set of problems, no change, no prospects. Is a Career Change Possible for me? For many a […]

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How to get your dream job as a solicitor

Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The first article in the “dream job” series looks at how to become a solicitor. This is a career that is seen as desirable and can present a real vocational challenge. The work of a solicitor is exciting and diverse, […]

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Pug love

Posted: Monday, August 8, 2016

Dogs and in particular Pugs and Pug Love! If you look closely, they are everywhere. Roly-poly bundles of fun merrily bouncing along with their tongues hanging out. Their presence can be seen throughout social media. In fact, it seems they […]

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What is good brain food?

Posted: Friday, August 5, 2016

You have an exam or important piece of work coming up. If you aren’t exactly feeling like Einstein, what can you do to get your brain working? Many of you turn to snacking to try and combat the stress of […]

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How to beat writer’s block

Posted: Thursday, August 4, 2016

Writer’s block – It’s happened to everyone at some point. You stare at the page in front of you, but nothing appears. Writer’s block! You just can’t seem to put your thoughts into words, or maybe you are doubting yourself. […]

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What makes a good manager?

Posted: Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The pain of the recent England football team’s performance in this summer’s Euros is probably still fresh in many of your minds. Former Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has been named as the new England manager – not an easy job. […]

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GCSE Results Day And Your Options

Posted: Monday, August 1, 2016

Results Official figures state that, the gap between boys and girls achieving the top A* grades narrowed this year, with male students gaining 8.5 per cent of top A* grades compared with 7.7 per cent for females. It also emerged […]

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Exercise and studying

Posted: Friday, July 29, 2016

Should I exercise while studying? We all know it’s good for us! However, did you also know that it can help you learn? In this we look at exercise and studying A growing body of research suggests that exercise not […]

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The importance of role models

Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The recent passing of the iconic and inspirational Muhammad Ali demonstrated how influential certain individuals can be to people’s lives. For many people growing up during the height of his reign as both a sporting and cultural icon, Ali was […]

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Have you played Pokemon Go?

Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016

If you haven’t heard about it, you soon will. Pokémon Go has caused the nation to engage in a frenzy of Pokémon chasing. Look around, and you will see people of all ages walking while staring at their phones. Granted, […]

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The benefits of meditation

Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

With hectic lifestyles and an increased pace in life in general, the last decade there has been an increased awareness of alternative approaches to learning and development. One such method that is starting to feature more and more within educational […]

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Basic Accounting and Finance Glossary

Posted: Friday, July 15, 2016

If you’re keen to learn about basic bookkeeping and accountancy then finance courses online prove a great flexible option in learning as it means it’s no longer necessary to give up work if you feel like making a change of […]

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7 easy ways to a younger thinking brain

Posted: Monday, July 4, 2016

Do you want a younger thinking brain? The gym trains your muscles. You may go for a run or go for hikes to train your endurance. Maybe you do neither of those, but still wish you exercised more. Well, here […]

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Learning by heart

Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Do you remember having to learn by heart in school? Wordsworth, Edgar Allan Poe, William Blake and Maya Angelou to name but a few. Perhaps you hated it, or maybe you have never forgotten your favourite poems. According to Salman […]

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Four useful online study tools

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2016

Studying through distance learning can be challenging, especially if you do not have a lot of time available. However, there are a number of online tools available that can help you discover useful shortcuts and assist with your productivity. Your […]

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Think FAST Stroke Campaign

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

When someone suffers a stroke, time is essential. A stroke is the interruption of the flow of blood to any part of the brain, which damages brain tissue. The longer the delay before treatment begins, the more damage to the […]

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Waking up early and success

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2016

Sleep: we all love it, especially when we wake up after a great night’s sleep, several studies have correlated waking up early with success. High-fliers including Mark Wahlberg, Anna Wintour and Apple CEO Tim Cook are up before dawn (Just […]

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Opportunities in childcare management

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2016

Are you currently working within childcare? Perhaps you are starting to consider moving into a more senior management position? If so, it may interest you to hear about a success story in this field. An entrepreneurial mum who established a […]

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When is the best time of day to study?

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

We all study in different ways, depending on the other commitments in our life. Some of us may prefer to rise early in the morning and hit the books, whereas other students will work best by starting their studies in […]

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The benefits of being multilingual

Posted: Monday, May 30, 2016

According to a recent study carried out by the British Council, speaking more than one language fluently has many cognitive benefits. It has been estimated that more than half the world’s population uses two or more languages every day. In […]

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Higher Education White Paper : how will this affect you?

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

A recent White Paper on Higher Education (HE) has listed a number of proposals aimed at improving the student experience. These could well be relevant to you if you are considering entering university within the next few years. The overall […]

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It’s never too late!

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

Succeeding in education is not always something that happens the first time around. You may have found that school did not provide you with the challenge or level of engagement that you required. Or perhaps you were not able to […]

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A career in events management

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016

Every day, there are events happening around us. From corporate events such as conferences or personal ones like weddings, events are part and parcel of life. When you are tasked with planning an event, it is normal to feel overwhelmed. […]

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What are the benefits of distance learning?

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Our lives are busy, and they only continue to get busier. We are constantly having to juggle work commitments, family life and social engagements. Therefore, fitting time in to learn new skills and gain qualifications can often end up at […]

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Life-long learning can benefit your health!

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016

We all know that being healthy is about much more than just keeping physically fit and eating well. There are also those other aspects of our lives that can further enhance our health, which can include life-long learning. Research has […]

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Why study childcare?

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

It is widely known that how children engage in learning during their early years is important in determining their future, but why study childcare? Well, you can be a part of that future by choosing to study a course in […]

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Study strategies

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2016

When you are studying, tasks can quickly mount up, which usually means unnecessary stress. This is especially true around deadline time! Therefore, it is useful to draw on some basic strategies for managing your studies to try and make your […]

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Digital media and learning

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2016

Whether you are teaching your kids at home or trying to engage with learning in a classroom setting, there are a wide range of digital activities that can make the more process more fun. Digital resources are also invaluable for […]

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Alcohol misuse and the over 65’s

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2016

You May be surprised to hear that Alcohol Misuse is on the increase, and what may be more surprising is that its mainly amongst the older generation than the young. … It’s the weekend or you’ve had a hard day […]

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Changing Times, Changing Technology: Veterinarian Breakthroughs of the last decade

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Increasingly we have been asked for more and more “Animal” based courses and in doing my research I found out some really interesting facts, not just about the pets themselves but about the science, technology and medical world of pets […]

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10 Tips for the Day of your GCSEs

Posted: Monday, April 25, 2016

You have done everything you can, you’ve read, planned, mind mapped, drawn diagrams, used flash cards, completed quizzes, tested yourself, created and stuck to a study plan, used the latest apps, completed practice questions and now it’s the eve of […]

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Ways to help overcome Procrastination

Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2016

Note to self: Insert interesting header above (Do this tomorrow) “Tomorrow the best time to do everything you had planned for today, If procrastination was a sport I’d start playing it next year” This is something I am guilty […]

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Do I need experience to be an Event Manager?

Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Have you always wanted to be an event manager? Have you attended an event and thought “I could do better than this”? Would you like to add a bit of glamour to your life? Do you want to do what […]

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Benefits of e-Learning in Business

Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Oxbridge Home Learning have a prospectus of interactive, innovative and industry specific e-Learning courses. We make it easy for you and your organisation to fulfil all of the current training requirements. We provide pertinent, relevant courses in: Business and Administration Effective Communication Conflict […]

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Vitamin D … Are you getting enough?

Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016

Recently my sister has been feeling “not herself”. After going through all the normal things like, maybe your tired and maybe run down, or maybe you need a holiday? (She had just returned from 3 weeks in Jamaica.) I was […]

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Obstacles of those wishing to study

Posted: Friday, April 8, 2016

So, what did one tired excuse say to the other? “I’m too old for studying” We say: “Think again” Home study removes the perceived obstacles of those wishing to study. Studying has no upper or lower age limits, we have […]

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Top grades are not the only grades to achieve for success

Posted: Monday, April 4, 2016

There is a common opinion that if you study hard and graduate with a “A Grades,” it will guarantee you will find a great job that pays well. The reality is different. Although, most positions require you to have qualifications, […]

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10 Reasons to choose us

Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016

  Now that Easter is over and you aren’t looking forward to the extra days off filled with nothing but rest and recuperation! (and chocolate, don’t forget the chocolate). Did you know: The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, […]

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Interior Design: Choose us …

Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016

It is everywhere currently; magazines, books, the television and internet. I don’t think Interior Design has ever been as popular. After completing this e-learning course you could be very much demand. Interior Design Level 3 This Level 3 course is […]

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Welcome to our new blog

Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Oxbridge Home Learning are delighted to launch the addition of Blogging to their website, keep up to date with new courses, changes in education, topical articles and so much more right here! This month has already seen so many events […]

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Is smiling is good for you?

Posted: Saturday, January 2, 2016

It’s Monday morning, and you are feeling the full effect of a busy weekend. It’s also raining, and you have a seemingly never-ending to-do list. Smiling is good for you so it is reported but the last thing you may […]

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