Do you need a digital detox?

Do you need a digital detox?

As this week is ‘Mental Health Awareness’ week, we thought we would share our expertise on how continuing professional development, can help combat mental health issues that arise with things that happen on an everyday basis.

Everyday stresses and how to combat them is a 4-part blog series delving into common aspects that affect a lot of people, especially the younger generation, Continue reading

Reflection – Is it a skill?

What is Reflective Practice?

It may seem strange to consider reflection as a skill, however when you consider that it is an active process, that requires effort and practice, it will change your perception from seeing reflection as a surface level reaction to a more considered and deeper thought process that really is a skill that should be developed. Continue reading

Tips on networking in Dubai

Blog39Is there any difference in the way we network in Dubai? Essentially not as it is very culturally diverse and have the same interest to do business. This is my third visit to UAE and there was a huge opportunity this year to network as it coincided with the Middle East Convention for International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). It was held at the longest hotel in the world ‘Meydan’, which was a very impressive place, exceptional service and food.

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Tips on teaching in Dubai

Blog38In May the city of Dubai is so hot and humid that you can forget the British weather and enjoy the heat… for a little while at least.   Although when teaching here, thankfully everywhere is air-conditioned so it is cool while you work. I have been working in Dubai for three years and it still amazes me how much it changes each year. More building work, the largest ferris wheel being built out at sea, presents huge challenges structurally, with the architecture like a futuristic city, with no one building being the same, the tallest building in the world and the iconic Burgh Al Arab stands out in the landscape.

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