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From addiction to academia; why we need further education

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Why we need further education By Safeera Sarjoo at Hotcourses As far as interviews go, it’s not every day you come across compelling stories that leave you in a reflective state. You can tell when you’re faced with raw honesty and Lee Hughes was an open book, allowing me to delve into his journey and…

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L&W has helped me see where I want my future to go

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by Natalie Wilson I applied for my internship through the Graduate Champions scheme at De Montfort University (DMU) that helps find graduates paid experience related to their undergraduate study. When I was matched with Learning and Work Institute (L&W) I could not believe just how perfect the fit was; I felt instantly passionate about the…

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Being bold doesn’t take as much effort as you think

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by Jami Blythe I have to admit – feminism scares me. So, when I was asked to write this blog I went to open my underwear drawer to light a match to my best bra and then paused.  Reconsidering, I asked myself – is International Womens Day actually about us throwing ourselves in front of horses for…

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It all starts with that first step

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by Lesley Reece It’s hard to believe but when I look at myself today I can hardly recognise the woman I have become. Only two years ago I suffered from agoraphobia and had not left my home alone in over four years. In the last two years I have defiantly been making up for lost…

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Five ways to make your nomination a winner

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Are you thinking of submitting a Festival of Learning nomination for the first time this year? Or have you nominated in the past, but your nominees are never shortlisted? We’ve put together a guide of what we’re looking for that will help you write an effective nomination and celebrate your nominee’s achievements in the best…

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