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Formal education isn’t the ‘be all’ of pursuing a career

By Hotcourses Editor 26th March 2019

It is common to think that being university educated will get you off to the best start in most careers, as a degree is thought to be the most recognisable qualification by employers. This can be true for specific jobs, but what if there were other ways to pursue your ideal...

Are you an in-class or online learner?

By Sydney Embray 22nd June 2017

With so many courses available in-class and online, which environment is best suited to you? Finding an online course couldn’t be easier nowadays. More and more people are opting to study around their lives rather than accommodate their lives around their studies. This...

Simon Wallace – the sports physio

By Jade O'Donoghue 24th March 2016

When someone says the word physio to me I usually get flashbacks to the time I had whiplash and had to sit in my doctor’s surgery being prodded in the neck week after week by a nice lady who reassured me that I definitely would be able to turn to the right again one day with...

Natasha Amrita Singh – the henna story teller

By Jane McGuire 10th November 2015

If 97,000 Instagram followers don’t prove her success, her industry awards and stunning photographs do. Based in LA, Natasha Amrita Singh got her business idea from a few mindless doodles. Fast forward a few years and she decided to quit her successful banking job and turn...

Fergus McIver – the maintenance mechanic

By Jane McGuire 17th February 2016

Growing up with two car mad brothers, it’s safe to say I have probably seen a miniature model of every Aston Martin in existence. Not having a clue how they work or run (or what makes them James Bond worthy), I sat down to talk to Aston Martin car maintenance mechanic, Fergus...

Lee Stafford - the award winning hairdresser

By Jane McGuire 24th March 2016

When Lee Stafford agreed to speak to us, an argument nearly broke out on the beauty-obsessed, Hotcourses editorial desk as we decided who would do the interview. Kind of a big deal, Lee does not need much introduction – an award winning hairdresser to the stars who has produced...

Kashfia Kabir – the multimedia tech journo

By Jade O'Donoghue 17th February 2016

There are two obvious jobs in which being able to read, write and speak perfect English is of the utmost importance – English teacher and journalist . These are the two occupations that use the language every day and the people working roles like these are generally the most...

Sarah Butcher - the theatre aficionado

By Jade O'Donoghue 4th March 2016

When searching for an English expert, we tried to think a bit outside the box. We wanted someone who really had a passion for the language and had taken it somewhere different. As soon as we started chatting to Sarah Butcher we knew we’d found the right person. As one sixth of...

Daniel Fryer – the psychotherapist

By Jane McGuire 4th March 2016

Nearly all of us look for someone to talk to when things go wrong, but sometimes it takes a professional to unpick our thoughts to find the solution. Whilst counselling sessions must remain private, it’s no secret that working as a therapist can be both rewarding and demanding....

Libby Seery – the 21st century counsellor

By Jade O'Donoghue 18th March 2016

We all lead increasingly busy lives in the 21 st century and often struggle to fit in blow drying our hair, let alone finding time to sit, relax and unwind. As such, when I heard from Renaissance Life Therapies , a Harley Street based counselling practice, that mental health...

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