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Safeera Sarjoo

A Journalism graduate from Kingston University, Safeera has worked in both print and online media. When she isn't writing, you can find her working through her never ending bucket list or glued to the Formula 1.

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What should a lifelong learning strategy involve?

By Safeera Sarjoo 13th February 2017

Last week’s news about lifelong learning being placed on the government’s agenda was welcomed by many of us in the Hotcourses office. After all, we strive to help this demographic back into education. But as perfect as it may sound having politicians work out a way to...

Can you fit a course into a busy lifestyle?

By Safeera Sarjoo 10th February 2017

Have you ever psyched yourself up to try something new or do something exciting, but then decided against it at the last minute? Bungee jumping is one thing, but wanting to further your knowledge and then stopping yourself can be detrimental to your professional life. With so...

Why forensic accountants are our modern-day superheroes

By Safeera Sarjoo 10th February 2017

Think about your favourite superhero. What do you think of when you visualise them? Strength? Superpowers? Or the way you proudly collect your order when the barista calls out 'Batman?' Our perception of superheroes spans far and wide but more than anything they act...

Government to include lifelong learning in their agenda

By Safeera Sarjoo 2nd February 2017

A green paper released on 23 January made reference to the growing challenge when it comes to training for older people. Robert Halfon spoke to FE Week saying that, ‘We wouldn’t have put this in the industrial strategy if we weren’t serious about it. At the moment...

Why counselling is the answer in a world of differences

By Safeera Sarjoo 20th January 2017

I never thought that I would enjoy talking about my feelings and sharing my woes and concerns among strangers. Attending a relationship-coaching workshop has actually been on my bucket list as something to just experience and write about. In all honesty I was a complete...

What impact can lifelong learning have on adults?

By Safeera Sarjoo 11th November 2016

 “How easy is it to fly a drone?” a voice said behind me. I stopped brewing my tea and turned around to see my Dad standing, waiting, with an inquisitive look on his face. At first, I thought it was a bizarre question – why would a 65-year-old possibly want to fly a...

How to make it as a TV director with Fiona Scott

By Safeera Sarjoo 17th August 2016

How often do you think about people behind the production of a film, TV series or news programme? The truth is, a lot of planning, creativity and perseverance goes in to every project a director and producer lends their hand to. Though I’ve had some exposure to this...

How stepping out of your comfort zone may be the key to success

By Safeera Sarjoo 4th August 2016

How often do you push yourself to do something new? We know people lead busy lives and most of us have just about figured out that balance which allows for both work and play. The thought of incorporating yet another element can also seem daunting and simply unmanageable. ...

Edward Jones – The Criminal Defence Solicitor

By Safeera Sarjoo 1st August 2016

Whenever I watch legal TV series like The Good Wife or Suits I can’t help but wonder what life would be like had I pursued law instead of journalism. Would I be as bold and confronting as Harvey Specter or would I be a cool and collected Alicia Florrick? I’ve always been...

Doing this for one hour a day can make you smarter and more successful

By Safeera Sarjoo 18th July 2016

If you had a spare hour in your day, how would you spend it? Playing video games? Watching your favourite series on Netflix?  What about learning something new? I read a very interesting article on by Michael Simmons recently, which explained that the...

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