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HR Structures in the Workplace

Posted by Oxbridge Academy on May 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Different organisations have different needs when it comes to human resource management. As an HR officer or HR manager, you need to understand how different HR structures can be used to cater for each organisation's needs.

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Topics: HR, Career Tips and Advice

Basic English Language Skills Part 12: Language Skills at Work - Sending E-mails to Your Colleagues

Posted by Oxbridge Academy on May 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM

In today’s working environment, it is almost guaranteed that you will be required to communicate with your colleagues via e-mail on a regular basis. And due to the large number of e-mails we now send and receive each day, proper e-mail etiquette is more important than ever.

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Topics: General, Advice for Students, Career Tips and Advice, Distance Learning

Basic English Language Skills Part 11: Language Skills at Work - How to Write a Resignation Letter

Posted by Oxbridge Academy on May 25, 2015 10:00:00 AM

No matter what the reason, resigning from your job is likely to be an uncomfortable experience.

If you are leaving for personal reasons (such as moving away, starting a family, or retiring), you may feel sad about leaving. But if you are leaving for a better opportunity, or you’ve simply had enough of your current job, you may be glad to be moving on.

Either way, it’s always going to be in your best interests to leave on a positive note, and to resign in a professional manner.  

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Topics: General, Advice for Students, Distance Learning

Basic English Language Skills Part 10: Language Skills at Work - How to Write a Cover Letter When Applying for a Job

Posted by Oxbridge Academy on May 22, 2015 10:00:00 AM

If you’ve ever applied for a job, you’ll know that writing the cover letter is the most difficult part of almost any job application.  Your cover letter creates the first impression, and often determines whether an employer will even look at your CV.

You need to use this opportunity to introduce yourself and your skills, and to set yourself apart from all the other candidates. You can also use this opportunity to explain any gaps in your CV, and to motivate why you are the right person for the job.

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Topics: General, Advice for Students, Distance Learning

Basic English Language Skills Part 9: Tips for Answering Exam Questions

Posted by Oxbridge Academy on May 20, 2015 10:00:00 AM

 

You’re sitting at a table in a room full of students, hunched over your exam paper, with your pen in hand. Your brain feels fried, and your hand is starting to cramp. You look at the clock, and you realise that you have only ten minutes left to answer Question 5b — which counts for 50 marks.

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Topics: General, Advice for Students, Distance Learning

Basic English Language Skills Part 8: Tips for Completing Your Written Assignments

Posted by Oxbridge Academy on May 18, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Depending on which course you study, you will either be assessed by means of written assignments, or through a combination of written assignments and exams. Assignments not only help to deepen your understanding of the work, but they often also count toward your final mark.

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Topics: General, Advice for Students, Distance Learning

Basic English Language Skills Part 7: How to Ask for Help from Your Tutor

Posted by Oxbridge Academy on May 15, 2015 10:00:00 AM

As a student, you are going to experience times when you need help with your studies. You might be unsure about an assignment question, you might be confused by a particular concept, or you might be stressed about the upcoming exams. And if you are studying via distance learning, where you don’t have any face-to-face interaction with lecturers, you will need to rely on your tutors for the necessary academic support. 

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Topics: General, Advice for Students, Distance Learning

Basic English Language Skills Part 6: Learn How to Summarise Your Study Material

Posted by Oxbridge Academy on May 13, 2015 10:00:00 AM

To be successful in your studies, you need to learn how to create meaningful summaries of your course material. This is especially important if you are a distance learning student, as you won’t have a teacher or lecturer to point out key concepts, or to give you tips about the types of questions you can expect in the exams.

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Topics: General, Advice for Students, Distance Learning

Basic English Language Skills Part 5: Tips for Filling in Your College Registration Form

Posted by Oxbridge Academy on May 11, 2015 10:00:00 AM


 

 


Applying for college
can be a daunting experience. Not only do you need to choose a course, but you also need to make sure that you:

  • meet the entry requirements
  • meet the deadlines
  • fill in the forms correctly
  • send the forms to the right address
  • include all the necessary attachments
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Topics: General, Advice for Students, Distance Learning

Basic English Language Skills Part 4: Commonly Confused Words and Phrases

Posted by Oxbridge Academy on May 8, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Words are the building blocks of our language, and choosing the correct words is vital for communicating effectively. Choosing the correct word in a given situation can make the difference between getting your point across clearly and offending your audience unintentionally.

Unfortunately, English is a tricky language, filled with many confusing words and phrases. And as a result, it’s often difficult to remember which words you need to use in a particular context.

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Topics: General, Advice for Students, Distance Learning

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