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How to choose the right study centre for you

We are well aware that getting started with CIPS can be a minefield. Firstly there are so many different ways to study, will you choose a classroom in person, virtual, or a more flexible distance learning approach. Then once you have decided this you’ve still got to choose between a variety of different study centres.

THREE Nonverbal Tips for Negotiation

Negotiation is a concept that is steeped in adversarial attitudes. No matter how we attempt to be collaborative, the fact that we are in a situation where there is likely to be some difference of interests, can lead to a quick escalation in tension.

FIVE reasons you should invest in your emotional intelligence

Emotional Intelligence was a term coined by psychologists John Mayer and Peter Salovey in 1990. Daniel Goleman is one of the leading theorists in this area, and he defines EI as a person’s ability to manage his feelings so that those feelings are expressed appropriately and effectively.

4 Scientific reasons you should travel

4 Scientific reasons you should travel

I love to travel. Everyone has their major passion and travelling is mine, the anticipation of going on holiday is as good as the break itself. With our busy lives and family commitments (and the expense!) travelling and holiday time can be put on to the back burner.

We are now on YouTube!

We are now on YouTube!

We are super excited to announce our new YouTube channel is LIVE. We decided to launch a Youtube Channel to share some key information with all students and give you all a little taster of what our material is like.

The Science of Friendship

The Science of Friendship

Is having friends a good thing? As we move into adulthood with responsibilities of a family, work and meeting your partner’s needs sometimes friendships, especially those that have been in place for a long time, fall by the way side and are treated as last in the list.

Are you stuck in the Imposter Cycle?

I remember the day I first experienced severe imposter syndrome vividly. It was the first time that I was delivering a training course. As I stood in front of the group I could feel my heart beating frantically in my chest, my mouth was dry, and a voice in my head repeated these words over and over.

FOUR tips for writing effective notes

So many students believe that they can write effective notes, but in my experience, this is misplaced self-confidence! Do you have reams and reams of notes? Do you copy straight out of the book? Do you highlight everything? Then you may not be as effective as you believe.

How to read a book in 5 minutes

Feeling overwhelmed with study alongside a full-time job and family responsibilities? Who has the time to do the research required to pass these exams? This is the most common question I get from students.

Why I sucked at relationships…

I remember the exact moment I knew my marriage was over. It was 11 pm and I had just arrived home from a 12 hour day. . I went to the kitchen to make myself a hot drink before I headed to bed, and my ex-husband was incensed that I left the teaspoon on the wrong part of the kitchen side.

Why you need to focus on Behavioural Procurement

Why you need to focus on Behavioural Procurement

We all like to think of ourselves as logical. After all, who would want to admit that sometimes they do things that make no sense? I’m sure you have thought to yourself that your decision to award that contract to a supplier was completely based on facts and figures, that you agreed to that price in a negotiation because you weighed up the facts and believed it was the best deal.

Benefits of CIPS Qualifications

Benefits of CIPS Qualifications

Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading-edge thinking and professionalism. Developed by working closely with industry they reflect current, emerging and best practice in procurement and supply.

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