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Should you retake your A Levels?

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

If A Level Results Day 2017 turned out to be a disappointment for you, rather than a cause for celebration, try not to panic. Although you may not have achieved the grades you were expecting, this doesn’t have to be the end of the world – you do have some options with A Level resits. The […]

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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 teaching from September 2018. Reformed GCSEs: Will have more demanding content Designed for a two-year […]

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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 learning. Our learning is enjoyable, affordable and fully supported by our expert tutors.  Distance learning can […]

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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 –  there are simply not enough groomers for the demand! That’s why many are looking to become […]

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How to Balance a 9-5 Job & Distance Learning

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

It’s Monday morning the sun is shining, 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 work full time and also study continues to increase. This is due to the ongoing need […]

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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, of course, who wouldn’t want to make their work, a workout?  Well, you can!  How? Firstly, […]

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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 leap into Social Care? As a result, make a real difference!  Working within the social care industry can bring a lot of job satisfaction. The desire to make a real difference in other people’s lives is central to all of these […]

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Early Signs of Autism in Children

Posted: Thursday, June 1, 2017

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 an illness or disease and cannot be ‘cured’. People with autism experience the world differently to […]

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The benefits of studying

Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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 both a job or career development point of view and a social and psychological perspective? […]

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How to write your first book

Posted: Friday, May 26, 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 can seem a little daunting, but we’re here to share our top tips on finally […]

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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 career helping the future generations achieve their maximum? Teaching assistants are vital in contributing to the […]

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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 stand out usually appear genuinely interested in passing on knowledge and helping people grow. Being a […]

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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 successful career change. All of you sometimes experience periods of dissatisfaction with your jobs. However, […]

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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.  The rising costs coupled with squeezed incomes and wide-scale redundancies forced individuals to desperate measures […]

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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 are some of the earliest signs that you could be suffering from depression. You may […]

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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 be the perfect fit for the next position but you are not getting the traction at […]

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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 been that people are now much more willing to discuss this topic than previously.  Here […]

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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 to. Often, people who find themselves helping their friends or advising family feel they may suit […]

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How to start your own bookkeeping business

Posted: Thursday, May 4, 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, you are in a great place to look at setting up your own bookkeeping business. […]

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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’ power, and set a plan to convince people that eating this way and only this […]

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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 prefer to follow set instructions. The good thing is that when it comes to learning, there […]

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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 mind and that science is ever changing through constant advances. Although we can’t ever tell exactly […]

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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. However, you will find that your clients tend to be a lot furrier! This type […]

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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. The best way to identify the right control method for you, is to identify what […]

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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. Here are a few suggestions on how to declutter your life with a spring clean: Spring […]

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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 among Christians worldwide. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death, as written in the Christian bible. […]

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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 that can make them much less intimidating and a lot less daunting. At Oxbridge Home Learning, […]

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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 characteristics of a genius. A genius is defined as a person who has remarkable intellectual […]

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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 are men, with 38% teaching in secondary schools and 15% in primary schools. Therefore, particularly […]

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What is beauty therapy?

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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 beholder. However, based on the growing popularity of the beauty therapy industry, it seems fair to say that everyone […]

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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 been the reason why you have avoided the office cold or stayed free of certain […]

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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 of modern society. But what is Creative Writing? For me, It’s writing done in a way […]

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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 psychology? This term forensic is derived from the Latin word forensis, which related to an open […]

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How to: get girls to become interested in STEM

Posted: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Importance of STEM 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 protected species to landing on Mars. The practical applications of STEM […]

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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 you approach life.  Are they just good at creating good luck?  Let’s face it – […]

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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 so important, to drive forward improvements in detection, treatment and ultimately survival. Once a woman […]

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How do I become a qualified CeMAP® mortgage adviser?

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 a result, there will always be people who require advice on financing.  In many cases, […]

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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 Great Daffodil Appeal The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie‘s biggest annual fundraising campaign. Marie Curie’s Great […]

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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 recommended list of 6 ways to boost creativity. Are you looking for ways to improve […]

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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 nation has its own ideas on the perfect pancake, whether it is paper-thin French crêpes, […]

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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 much more globalised and connected makes this career option incredibly flexible and diverse. You may wonder […]

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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. For some people, the family and friends they surround themselves with are vital to building […]

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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 experiences at university.  In this post Scott outlines five strategies to improve academic performance. Most […]

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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. This time last year, I felt like I had no clear direction forward.  Now I feel […]

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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, Jill is slightly different than other members of staff mainly because she is a robot. […]

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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 of a “guru” appears to have originated within Hindu texts and means a teacher, expert […]

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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 a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century.   It was Pope Gelasius […]

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Recommendations on How to Manage Money by Oxbridge Home Learning

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.  Below are a few useful ideas on how to manage money. Some of you start to […]

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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 home life. You can usually also set your own pace of study. It is your decision as […]

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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 the credits can be transferred. The system gives the you, the learner the ability to […]

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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.  Motivation is a powerful, yet precarious beast to conquer.  Sometimes it’s very easy to get and stay motivated and sometimes not so much. What do you understand by Motivation? […]

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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 on pets as they are on people.  Winter can be lots of fun for all […]

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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 to the country’s economic planning body, the National Development and Reform Commission, almost three billion trips […]

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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 have noticed the increasing concern around what has been called fake news. This term is […]

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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 sometimes that means working in a job that is far removed from your dream career. […]

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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 five years. Although this may sound troubling, many knowledgeable sources think the […]

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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 nature of distance learning, students studying in this way may find themselves also having to […]

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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 challenges, especially given his achievements. It will be interesting to see what he does next. […]

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GET 2017 OFF TO A HEALTHY START

Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2017

Christmas Overload? Christmas is over, and 2017 has arrived. Like me, do you need a healthy start to 2017? You are more than likely several pounds heavier, even if your wallet is several pounds lighter. The season of goodwill and festive joy is well known as the season of overindulging. Most of you will agree […]

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3 tips to stay motivated in January

Posted: Sunday, January 1, 2017

Okay, so its 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 its even less appealing to stick to those resolutions.  I understand. Being and to stay motivated […]

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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 creative writing for their own enjoyment or career changing or just something to set a challenge. […]

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A New Year, A New you? Our top tips on how to stay motivated in 2017

Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Are you keen to reinvent yourself in 2017? Oxbridge Home Learnings 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 we have to turn over a new leaf.  The New Year is right […]

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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 atrocities and aftermath of the Dallas police shootings.  The deaths of favourite cultural icons; think […]

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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 as stay within budget and meet the requirements of the business. Project Managers work in […]

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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 release of the iPhone 7 has caused the usual media furore, leading to Apple devotees […]

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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 does not necessarily need to be an issue, as there are ways to develop these […]

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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 starting to suffer from the shorter days and darker evenings.  Here I give you some […]

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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 to just get your head down and push on through until the Christmas break when […]

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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. In fact, introverts can find great energy in being alone, while being surrounded by people […]

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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 crème de la crème of Christmas toys this time around is something called Hatchimal, an interactive bird that seemingly hatches itself out of an egg. Many […]

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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 be picking up a cool reported £1.5m deal. To most of you, this certainly sounds […]

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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 make a difference! The aim of working in the healthcare sector is to be part […]

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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 are persistent bronchitis and emphysema, which can also occur together. Bronchitis means the airways are inflamed […]

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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 successful,  media circus. Trump’s critics have been vocal about their concerns about his ability to […]

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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 visual means. Photography, is a great way to create a visual memoir that can track […]

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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 is upon us. But fear not! There are still plenty of jobs you can do […]

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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 everything you know. You also need to train your brain to remember the information in […]

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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 people want to take control of their careers. However, having a portfolio career has also […]

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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 vulnerable groups, this time of the year can be much more worrisome. It brings with […]

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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 complex for autistic children. If you have experience caring for someone with autism or have […]

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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 just looking at criminal behaviour. It analyses how crime affects victims and society as a whole. Criminology […]

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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 2004. This report also found evidence of a link between class size and educational attainment. […]

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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 ability or belief in themselves to come across as confident. You may have heard of […]

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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 starting their own beauty businesses. In fact, this may be something you are considering at […]

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How to become a Makeup Artist

Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

How to become a Makeup Artist 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 makeup artist with one of our professional beauty therapy […]

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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 difficult time for the BBC, dare i mention The Voice? Top Gear and now Bake […]

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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 especially significant, as it marks 100 years since his birth. As a result, there were […]

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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 subjects of your choice from the convenience of your own home, including QCF Qualifications and A-Levels. […]

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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 from summer to autumn can leave you feeling slightly melancholy, as the nights start to […]

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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 a nosey at other people’s holiday pics. However, it is worth thinking about the way […]

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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, contacted some  previous students who had submitted impartial, unprompted reviews and asked them how Oxbridge […]

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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 academic side of schooling your children.  Maybe you are new to this or need advice on […]

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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.  Perhaps you don’t know where to get such advice? The recent release of GCSE and A-level […]

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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 that can make them much less intimidating.  So, check out our exam revision tips: Make a […]

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Reasons to start studying this September

Posted: Thursday, September 1, 2016

So Summer is over and Autumn is here and furthermore, people are already talking about Christmas.  Where has 2016 gone?If you are contemplating your achievements, or in some cases lack of achievements, why not enrol on a distance learning course? And why not start today?  Here are a few reasons to start studying this September […]

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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 a difficult decision.  Early education is one of the most important factors in determining a […]

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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! Everyone faces challenging times in their lives.  This article looks at how The Power Of Education […]

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How Can Animals Help You Learn?

Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2016

You’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 go for a walk right at that precise moment. It can be very frustrating, especially if you are a distance learning […]

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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 shoes everywhere. Aside from motivating you to get fit, the Olympics are also a great […]

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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 question that crosses our mind from time to time is ‘am I in the right […]

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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, with plenty of opportunity to specialise, whatever your talents and interests there is something for you, […]

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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 are even starting to rival cats in popularity. The pugs have arrived! But, where did […]

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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 deadlines. Actually, this can be a good thing, providing you snack on the right types […]

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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. This applies not only to professional writer’s, song writer’s, journalists but also to students. How […]

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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. What makes a good manager? Well, the core skills needed to be a good football […]

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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 that the proportion of top grades (A*-A) fell by 0.1 percentage point to 25.8 […]

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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 only improves our physical health, but can also increase brain function; including how we perform […]

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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 the ultimate role model. Through his continued endeavours in later life he retained this status […]

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Have you played Pokémon 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, this isn’t that unusual a sight these days, but you may notice that they seem […]

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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 pedagogy is meditation. So, what is meditation and what are the benefits of meditation?                                     […]

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Basic Accounting and Finance Glossary

Posted: Friday, July 15, 2016

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 direction or enhancing current skills set in this industry.  Regardless of the career you’re pursuing, you’ll need to learn and understand the specialist jargon used in […]

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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 is how to train one of the most important parts of your body: your brain.  All […]

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Learning by heart

Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Do you remember having to learn poetry 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 Rushdie, learning in this way can be very beneficial. The novelist, speaking at the […]

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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 time, your pace. GoConqr This online tool is especially useful for visual learners. You will […]

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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 brain tissue. Suspect a stroke? Think FAST! The main aim of the FAST campaign is […]

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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 as i’m turning over for another few hours sleep) You want to get a head […]

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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 group of Ofsted-rated outstanding nurseries has now been heralded as one of the UK’s most […]

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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 the evening, once their work and family commitments have lessened. However, is there an optimal […]

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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 2012, a Eurobarometer survey established that just over half of Europeans (54%) are bilingual. You […]

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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 aim of the suggestions listed in the paper is to encourage more competition within the […]

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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 complete your education due to other more pressing commitments at the time. It may be […]

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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. This is when hiring a professional event manager becomes a practical and wise choice. Event management companies […]

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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 the bottom of our priority list.  This doesn’t have to be the case.  Oxbridge Home […]

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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 shown that participation in life-long learning can have a number of beneficial outcomes, including helping […]

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Why study childcare?

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

It is widely known that how children engage with learning during their early years is important in determining their future. You can be a part of that future by choosing to study a course in childcare. We all remember our days at school, from our first nervous introduction to the classroom to the fun and […]

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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 journey more productive and less stressful. These tips can be just as equally applied to […]

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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 older students and professionals, as they allow a wide range of methods for capturing learning. […]

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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 at work or a particularly stressful time with the children today, perhaps your husband is […]

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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 and the role technology has played in us humans being able to enjoy our 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 the exam; what should you do? This exam is the gateway to your super future […]

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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 of so when I was given his task, it took me forever to start, in fact […]

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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 you love but are unsure? One of the main concerns students have about Event Management is that they have […]

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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 fulfill all of the current training requirements. We provide pertinent, relevant courses in: Business and Administration Effective Communication Conflict Resolution Marketing Customer Service Excellence Human Resources Office Management Team Leading Skills […]

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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 all out of suggestions.  I thought no more about it (I’m a very considerate sister) […]

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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 all heard it “age is just a number” and this really applies when it comes […]

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Top grades are not the only grades to achieve for success

Posted: Monday, April 4, 2016

Grades to achieve for success 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, often the grades are ignored.  So why is it that […]

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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, which triggers relaxation?  You can start on your journey to success. The nights are brighter […]

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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 Oxbridge Home Learning’s course of the month. Even though March is nearly over it’s never too […]

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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 (National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, National Bed Month, St Patricks’ Day, World Kidney Day, Pi […]

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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 want to do is crack a smile.  Sounds all too familiar, I know!   However, […]

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