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Young business ladyThe start of a new year is a time for reflection when we consider whether we are on the right path to a productive and fulfilling future.

With this in mind, here are five New Years’ resolutions for success in study and life:

Can parents really have it all?  A lot of families now require two incomes to survive, and working or studying whilst raising small children can be incredibly tough.  ABE’s Marketing Executive, Vicky Brannan, has recently returned from maternity leave.  Here she explains how to hold it all together.

We all get stressed from time to time but it's important not to let it affect your performance.  For those sitting exams here are some stress beating tips.

Six steps title cropBased around our Business Start-up qualification, this is a guide to the basic steps you need to go through before you launch a new business venture.

Linda WilkinHaving a qualification that develops great business skills will get you on the career ladder but, to get to the next level, you need to display the attributes that managers value.   ABE's marketing and communications manager, Linda Wilkin, describes how you can go about this. 

Olushola SalamiA-Square Consulting"Studying ABE courses had contributed a lot to my career progression as it opened ways for me to explore the dynamism in the changing global business environment. It has contributed a lot to my experience  in life as most of the things I learnt in the classroom are now being used practically by me." 

Olushola has his own business and a career he loves in Nigeria.  He tells how it all started with his ABE course in London.

Fifteen year old Magnus, had a week's work experience at ABE.   He shares his story ....

alumni3Regional manager, Aloyo Amateshe,  describes the recent networking event for ABE alumni in Kenya 

Katrina Belgrove"I have been  exposed to a wide variety of courses which have given me a diverse pool of knowledge, for instance business law, marketing and project management. This I can definitely say has helped to prepare me for the real business world as well as my current degree programme with respect to enhanced critical thinking and analytical skills."

Kabrina is now studying for a degree with the University of Sunderland and long term plans to run her own business.  She also shares the study tips which have helped her become this year's most successful Level 6 learner.

Josefa Spiteri"Through my studies for an ABE qualification I have managed to widen my academic spectrum with the assimilation of new knowledge gained from the lectures and the study manuals themselves, and in turn disseminated such knowledge with my colleagues and my pupils."

Josefa achieved an impressive Top Paper Award in three subjects, whilst working as a teacher and studying for a Masters in Education.  She tells how her ABE studies have helped in her work.

"Cindy AlexanderI opted for ABE, among a myriad of other options, as the programme offers the right mix of modules at an affordable cost and flexible timing so I could achieve a work, life and study balance."

Cindy works in a senior role in the public sector.  She decided to study for ABE qualifications when she found an increased emphasis placed on academic development to support promotion and career advancement.

 Han Phyo Oo"ABE has now become well-known in Myanmar and I notice that recent successful organisations recognise ABE graduates for job application purposes. This is because most top level managers themselves hold ABE qualifications. I also believe ABE qualifications have nurtured and developed those successful business entrepreneurs to be who they are now. "

Double Top Paper Award winner, Han, plans to continue with ABE to Level 6 and go on to an MBA.  He will then use his skills to run his family business.