PERFECT THE ART OF WORKING FROM HOME WITH TIPS FROM OXBRIDGE

Matt Jones - Oxbridge Home Learning

In a time where distance and digital learning has never been more important due to the on-going effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Oxbridge is continuing to pave the way in remote education by turning any room into a classroom and giving learners the chance to retrain, educate and upskill during these uncertain times. With years of experience in honing the power of the internet to unlock potential, the distance learning college is sharing its key tips to help others reap the benefits of remote working. While the college continues to run its wide variety of courses that people can learn

EMPLOYABILITY PROJECT INVESTS IN LOCAL PEOPLE HELPING TO FUFIL ALL-IMPORTANT ROLES

Walsall College

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the term “key-worker” has never carried such weight. However, the UK’s opinion on which jobs qualify for the title has changed rapidly since the virus halted every-day life. Respect for NHS workers, lorry drivers and supermarket teams is now stronger than ever; but with growing demand and heightened pressure, they are looking to recruit more. Now, thanks to schemes like Community Matters Project, the team at Heart of England Community Foundation has helped fill job roles to meet the need in the West Midlands.   No-one could have predicted the shift in core workers, but

OXBRIDGE LAUNCHES £35,000 BURSARY FUND IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

In light of the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic, the world of work has never seemed so uncertain. Despite emergency government support being pledged to ease the threat of unemployment, many are still finding themselves without jobs as coronavirus grinds our every-day existence to a halt. However, determined to help educate, retrain, and upskill those who find themselves at a loose end, distance learning provider Oxbridge is supporting learners, with the launch of a fund that gives new students 20% off course fees across the board. Believing that education should never be restricted, Oxbridge has been turning any room into a classroom

HOW DISTANCE LEARNING IS BRIDGING THE GAP IN STEM SUBJECTS

From gendered depictions of scientific careers to a lack of female representation at top-tier level for engineering roles, the world of STEM can still seem to be a boys’ club from the outside looking in. However, stats are suggesting that a seismic shift may be on its way, with results showing for the first time ever that more women than men have studied sciences for A-Levels. Determined to push this further and keep the ball rolling, top distance learning provider, Oxbridge, is leading the charge for women studying maths, revealing figures significantly higher than the national average. Despite female students

OXBRIDGE RECEIVES FEEFO GOLD TRUSTED SERVICE AWARD 2020

Oxbridge, Feefo Gold Trusted Service

Oxbridge has won the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine reviews and insights. Businesses meeting the high standard, based on the number of reviews they have collected and their average rating, receive the award. A highly-valued badge of approval, this accreditation remains unique, as it is based purely on the interactions with real customers. As all reviews are verified as genuine, the accreditation is a true reflection of a

WATCH THIS HEAD-SPACE: COUNSELLING SIGN-UPS SOAR IN 2020

Oxbridge Home Learning

At a time when wellbeing concerns are hitting headlines daily, the UK’s leading distance learning provider is shining hope on the future of mental health. Oxbridge has seen a spike in those signing up to study on its Counselling Skills courses, with more than double the number of applicants than in 2018.  Offering Counselling Skills levels 2 and 3, as well as Advance Counselling level 4, Oxbridge has seen significant growth across each course, showing that learners are keen to leaning in to fix the problem. Students on the courses are provided with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding

EDTECH FIRM APPOINTS NEW HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Oxbridge Home Learning, Paul Dixon

Oxbridge, a distance learning college, has appointed Paul Dixon as its new Head of Student Operations. The role was created to add a new level of senior management after a record-breaking December period for student enrolments, which echoes the college’s impressive year-on-year growth in the last four years. Paul joins the college with 20 years’ advisory and consultancy experience, after a 16-year long career with Halifax. Now head of student operations, Paul’s aim is to improve collaboration across the college to facilitate the student learning experience. Not just focusing on enrolments but the complete process. Commenting on his appointment, Paul said:  “The college gave me

TOP MARKS FOR JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN COLLEGE WITH TES FE AWARDS SHORTLISTING

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

The only sixth form college in the Midlands to receive an ‘Outstanding’ OFSTED status, Joseph Chamberlain College, has proved once more why it’s top of the class, after being shortlisted for a prestigious TES FE Awards. The only Midlands-based institution to be selected as a finalist for ‘Best Sixth Form College’, JCC will be representing the region on the national stage. Recognised alongside the UK’s highest achieving colleges, JCC has made the grade for 2020, following its record 99.4% A-level pass rate: the highest in Birmingham and Solihull for six years running. The college will find out if it will

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST WILLARD PINS HOPES ON DISTANCE LEARNING COLLEGE

Willard Wigan MBE, Oxbridge Home Learning

Internationally renowned artist Willard Wigan MBE is painting a picture of a brighter future in education, announcing that he is joining forces with leading distance learning provider, Oxbridge. Having spoken publicly about his own experience of bullying at school, the world-famous artist has become an advocate for Oxbridge’s approach to making education accessible to everyone.  Now an ambassador for Oxbridge, championing its bespoke learning opportunities and culture of ‘learning without limits’, they are working together to challenge conventional on-campus learning, shifting expectations that education is a ‘one-size fits all’ system and giving students across the world the confidence to believe that they can reach

COUNCIL HOUSE IS PICK OF THE POLLS WITH JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN COLLEGE

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, Councillor Waseem Zaffar

As anticipation mounts ahead of the General Election this Thursday, one Birmingham College is voting to educate its students on the workings of the political system. Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College will be heading for the Council House on Wednesday, on the eve of the election, to meet with Councillor Waseem Zaffar and discuss why its students’ opinions are so important. With statistics showing two separate surges of young people registering to vote as the date to do so drew near, forecasts are predicting that first-time voters may be able to swing the results. Determined to demonstrate the importance of