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Safeera Sarjoo

Safeera is Editor of Whatuni and a journalist from Kingston University. Always the inquisitive, her writing spans across a number of areas such as sustainability, fashion, lifestyle and now education. Her belief that you never stop learning and passionate nature has taken her to New York City as part of her degree and across the airwaves on national radio talking about the issues that matter to her.

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The skills that will make you successful in the future

By Safeera Sarjoo 30th January 2018

The working world is very different today than it was twenty years ago. People are switching jobs at a faster rate, constantly on the hunt for the next best opportunity as new types of positions emerge. Along with that, new skillsets and personal attributes will be required to...

What can you do after an Access to Teacher Training course?

By Safeera Sarjoo 6th March 2018

It’s easy to assume that an Access to Teacher Training course can only lead to a career in teaching – but you’d be wrong. After hearing about what students can learn on the course from tutor Sue Brahams and what a current student thinks about the course, we wanted...

Random acts of kindness through education

By Safeera Sarjoo 16th February 2018

We love a good random act of kindness. There is no shortage of videos on YouTube showing people paying for a stranger’s grocery shopping or meal in a restaurant. Kind gestures have almost become synonymous with monetary spend when actually it doesn’t need to be. ...

How to have a productive weekend – which doesn’t involve work

By Safeera Sarjoo 2nd February 2018

Have you ever gone into work on Monday wishing you had made better use of the weekend? Maybe you wanted to be a tourist in your own city, or spend some time reading that book you bought months ago. Taking the time out to have a productive weekend can actually be linked to...

Why 2018 will be the year of learning – you have no excuse

By Safeera Sarjoo 15th January 2018

You may have started 2018 with the promise of going to the gym or eating healthy. But how many of you have made learning a priority? We know that learning can be a vital tool to keeping adults healthier for longer, however with distractions all around us, it's easy to drop...

“People shouldn’t feel stigmatised for going into education when they’re older."

By Safeera Sarjoo 21st December 2017

If there’s one thing we’ve seen at Hotcourses, it’s that everyone can turn their lives around through learning. No matter your background or situation, education is monumental in making a positive difference. This is especially true for CJ Burge, one of the Festival of...

Festival of Learning highlights positive side to Further Education

By Safeera Sarjoo 12th October 2017

I always knew lifelong learning had its benefits, but nothing could prepare me for the way it had impacted people at the recent Festival of Learning awards. Adult Learning has always faced an uphill battle where funding and perception is concerned. Often seen as the option...

Why languages should be preserved

By Safeera Sarjoo 20th December 2017

According to a 2015 wired.co.uk article, there are around 7,100 languages in use around the world , However, 90% of these are spoken by less than 100,000 people. Furthermore, Science Mag estimated that a different tongue dies out every two weeks. This is a faster rate of...

Why radio presenting is still relevant

By Safeera Sarjoo 12th December 2017

One of my resolutions at the start of 2017 was to make more time for the things I love – even if it scared me. So, when the opportunity came along to try any course I wanted, radio presenting was at the top of my list. It may seem like a fading form, but actually...

Why does ECDL matter?

By Safeera Sarjoo 28th September 2017

There are some obvious skills and qualifications that people need in order to get a job; a working knowledge of English and basic maths being the most frequently requested.  However, the recent House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, Digital skills crisis...

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