The Hotcourses highlights of 2015
Jane McGuire

The Hotcourses highlights of 2015

The Hotcourses highlights of 2015

First published date December 22 2015 Amended date February 29 2016

It’s been an exciting 2015 over here at Hotcourses, with big changes on all our sites. As we reach the start of a whole new year, we thought we’d sit down with a mince pie (or three) and look back at our highlights. 


We spoke to some pretty incredible experts

From the fabulous baker brothers to Lily Vanilli, we went cookery mad. Despite their words of wisdom however, the editorial team are still surviving off beans on toast most nights of the week – maybe next year?

We also let the Olympics get to our head when we talked swimming with the awe inspiring Rebecca Adlington, hurdles with Colin Jackson and rowing with Helen Glover. Our Head of Content Jade was devastated to have been on (another) holiday when Jane spoke to Helen, but was sure to send her some questions, all the way from Vietnam.

We look forward to bringing you some more inspiring interviews in 2016 – watch this space!

We all did a lot of learning

You might have seen our hashtag ‘never stop learning’, something we really embraced this year. Jade went off to learn how to drive speedboats, Damien our IT guy made an axe and our brilliant office manager Sandra went on a makeup master class.

As an editorial team we were lucky enough to visit London College of Communication and learn all about film and video editing. We also made this video that we are pretty proud of –

In other news, those fitness classes really paid off and five members of the Hotcourses team successfully crossed the line of the Royal Parks Half Marathon. Congratulations guys!

Keep your eyes peeled for updates in the New Year as we all continue on our learning adventures. Remember it is never too late to try something new and we are always here to help inspire you!

Our social q and a went live

Got a question for us?  Need some advice? Why not ask on Facebook or Twitter? Jade and Jane are on hand to help you find your perfect course.


We had some changes in the team

We were sad to say goodbye to our two lovely interns Molly and Aly, but were thrilled to say hello to Safeera, Kieran and Marc who all joined the adult learning team.

We got social

Whether it’s raising money with the Cookie Bus, joining our friends at Whatuni at the WUSCA’s, or posing in the photo booth at the work Christmas party, we all love an excuse to let our hair down and have a good time. One big milestone to remember this year was the Hotcourses 15th birthday party, where we all celebrated the growth of the company and looked back at some very old versions of the site. Here’s to the next 15!


On behalf of everyone here at Hotcourses, we wish you a very Happy New Year!

Jane McGuire

Jane McGuire received her BA (English) from the University of Loughborough. A yoga enthusiast with a sweet tooth, in her spare time you will probably find Jane in the gym or online shopping.