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  • Scottish universities widen medical school access to poorer students
    Scottish universities widen medical school access to poorer students

    Medicine is a highly competitive course to get into at university, but traditionally students from Scotland’s poorest neighbourhoods have not attempted to enter the meritocracy that medical school

  • EQ trumps IQ for workplace success
    EQ trumps IQ for workplace success

    To coincide with Valentine’s Day, an eLearning content provider is offering a free course in Emotional Intelligence for the workplace.

  • Reboot your brain for 2017
    Reboot your brain for 2017

    Of all the courses there are out there, there’s one in particular that promises to lay the groundwork for achieving what we all desire: happiness.

  • Growing people: MindFood
    Growing people: MindFood

    Gardeners everywhere know the benefits of getting outside, getting their hands into the earth and, when the right time comes, enjoying the fruits of their labours.

  • Preventing burnout: wellbeing in the workplace
    Preventing burnout: wellbeing in the workplace
    60% of our waking hours are spent at work. But just being there is no guarantee of productivity. On the best days, we feel energized, motivated and productive, and we get plenty done. Yet how many of those good days we have depends a lot on our state of physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Seventy is the new forty: strategies for successful ageing
    Seventy is the new forty: strategies for successful ageing
    How do you plan to age? Will you let the river of time carry you along helpless, or have you armed yourself with a paddle to steer with so you can explore the banks? How much value do you place on longevity? Is it worth growing very old just for its own sake?

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  • Art for art’s sake, money for God’s sake
    Art for art’s sake, money for God’s sake
    It’s a cruel fact that the world’s call centres and fast food restaurants are full of workers who have an arts degree but don’t know how to capitalise on it. World famous Central Saint Martins arts and design college aims to change this.
  • Meditation for Entrepreneurs
    Meditation for Entrepreneurs
    The thing about meditation is we know it’s good for us, but we convince ourselves we don’t have time for it. Ironically, meditation can help to quieten down the very same stressful thinking that prevents us from doing it
  • New ‘T-Levels’ aim to boost UK technical education
    New ‘T-Levels’ aim to boost UK technical education

    The man responsible for the UK’s finances, Chancellor Philip Hammond, issued the nation’s 2017 budget last week.

  • Legal code: Information Technology Law
    Legal code: Information Technology Law
    Net Neutrality. Free Speech on the Internet. Music Piracy. Governments snooping on their citizens. Who decides if all this is right, wrong or just plain murky? Who’d want to tackle the big ethical issues of the Internet Age: Wikileaks, Super-injunctions and social media, Edward Snowden?
  • How to avoid event planning nightmares
    How to avoid event planning nightmares

    Events make the modern world go round.

  • Baking Technology Management
    Use your loaf: study Baking Technology Management
    London’s South Bank University is offering a foundation degree in Baking Technology Management. Brioche, bagels and brownies don’t find their way onto supermarket shelves by themselves, and somebody has got to know how to keep malt bread squishy and crackers cracky.
  • Animal Behaviour: why do they do that?
    Animal Behaviour: why do they do that?
    A lot of the time we think animals are funny or cute. But in reality that is just us projecting our human mindset onto them. The animals themselves are living out dramas as serious as anything we live through ourselves.
  • Bonfire of the realities: how to spot fake news
    Bonfire of the realities: how to spot fake news

    Donald Trump’s recent attacks on the media have inspired a new strand of education.

  • Open graves, open minds: Vampire Studies
    Open graves, open minds: Vampire Studies

    The popularity of True Blood, Twilight and The Vampire Diaries has spawned a variety of educational offers for those with a thirst for the subject.

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  • Learn to create electronic soundscapes
    Learn to create electronic soundscapes
    Synthesizers have come a long way since the Moog and the Fairlight in the 1960s and 1970s. Synth sounds are so commonplace now that to create new sounds, you need to know a few things about how they work, and learn a bunch of software, to see how you can push the envelope.

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    Thinking in yellow: the philosophy of The Simpsons

    Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, studied philosophy at college.

  • Man with 26 million students.
    The man with 26 million students
    Zach Sims is a college dropout, a statistic of failure in education. Instead of getting an education, though, he founded a teaching company that now has 26 million students. Well played, Zach.
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    Are ‘superfoods’ real?
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  • What do dogs think about?
    What do dogs think about?
    The Open College in the UK is offering a course in Dog Psychology. Upon completion you will have earned the right to have after your name the designatory letters Dip.Dog.Psy and will be awarded with a Diploma Certificate bearing the title.