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Laura-Jane is a copywriter at Mediaworks on behalf of Newcastle College.

Adult Learning Decreases: Do We Know What We Need To Know About Adult Funding?

Despite evidence that adults who continue to learn after compulsory education experience better health and are more productive, the number of mature students returning to education continues to fall. Those in higher education has fell by more than half since 2011. Although there are a range of factors that may have caused this, many are concerned that it’s down to confusion surrounding access to funding. Together with members of the Newcastle College adult learning department, we investigate further and explain the types of funding available: Changes In Government Funding It’s clear that the decision by the UK’s coalition government to decrease grants and treble tuition fees has deterred some people from applying to higher education. To increase participation and application numbers and re...

What Business Degrees Are There And Where Can They Take You?

If you’ve been looking into studying a business-related degree at university, you might be feeling overwhelmed with the number of possible courses out there. From International Business, to Marketing and Media, how do you know which one is right for you? Together with Northumbria University’s Newcastle Clearing team, we look at the broad types of business degrees out there, which career path they take you down, and how to decide which one to apply for. International Business The purpose of an International Business degree is to extend your cultural knowledge in a business environment. Many universities teach you about cultural differences and encourage you to appreciate them when making business and operation decisions. It’s likely you’ll be taught the theory behind international business ...

The Impact Technology Has Had On The Way We Shop

What does the future hold for our shopping habits? Technology has had an enormous impact on how shopping patterns have changed throughout the years, but just how far will it continue? Research has shown that between the years 2015 and 2017, there was an 85% increase in search for footwear reviews — showing that buyers want to learn more before they buy. Habits before purchasing your product Search terms are becoming more specific according to Google, when people are shopping online. This is done to there being more specific search terms. Rising search terms between 2015 and 2017 included ‘kids light up shoes’ and ‘men’s Italian dress shoes’. This is possibly because we often know precisely what product we desire and are confident that our search will yield relevant results due to the vast ...