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News from ADL

After our UFOlogy course’s great success last year, we’re bringing our incredible community of students a new way to learn from home. Our team of specially trained albino pigeons will come and deliver course material straight to you! After enrolment is complete, we’ll send you an audio file that our birds are trained to hear …

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Artificial Intelligence may have seemed like something out of a high-tech sci-fi film a couple of years ago, but now it is here and making waves. The technology is so useful that we use it in a lot of our everyday life without realising, so here are four exciting uses of AI in your day-to-day …

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PDF: RHS COURSE CHANGES NOTICE for 2021 Exams for February 2021 can now be booked; please note the RHS now raises its fees every year in September, so there is a new rate for 2021 exam fees. As the COVID situation continues to affect everyone, the RHS have decided that it would be sensible to …

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A microphone looms over a desk, who will speak into it?

Here at ADL, we pride ourselves on supporting life-long learning in all of its forms. Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED) educational talks are a brilliant supplement to whatever you are currently learning because they can help us take apart some of the issues that we all face as learners and more generally in life. So, …

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A small metal pendant is lying inside a book, it could be used to travel in time and get more stuff done

Having a time turner would be fantastic, we would be able to get so much more done. We could do our work, learn a new language and go on that morning jog that we’ve always been meaning to do. If only there were a way to get more done. And the answer, in true Dilbert …

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Having well developed critical thinking and writing skills will take you far in your work and personal life. Here’s our list of 5 of the most significant benefits of critical thinking and writing.    In your school work This one may seem obvious, but it is still worth writing about your schoolwork! When you can …

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“The course was of huge value due to the comprehensive topics covered in all modules,  with a great mix of research work, reading materials and set tasks to complete which when all added together complemented each other very well.  The level that was expected of you, made you put the time and effort in with …

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This blog covers some serious issues that may have impacted you personally; please take a moment to make sure you are in the right frame of mind to benefit from this article positively.   During the global coronavirus pandemic, we are all aware of the huge amount of suffering experienced worldwide, nationally, and also within …

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Two people captured in mid air celebrating the sun shines brightly behind them

Are you feeling low? You’re not alone in feeling sad. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought sadness, mourning, fear and anxiety to many people. Public health actions, necessary as they are – such as social distancing – can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase low moods. Sad feelings, left unchecked, may descend into …

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A messy art studio, maybe they're the next Monet

Many of us are finding that we have more time on our hands, during the current pandemic-related restrictions. Sometimes, it can be tempting to default to our guilty pleasures – eating unhealthy snacks, drinking alcohol, smoking, watching too much TV or snoozing. Instead, we could be honing our skills in being creative and reaping many …

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A light bulb with arms is plugging itself into the wall, perhaps it had a good idea

Creative people are thought of as being able to express themselves through the arts – painting, drawing, writing, sculpture, dance, movie-making, and so on. But it is important to remember that creativity can be expressed in countless ways, from how you tell a funny story, or the way you dress, cooking an attractive and tasty …

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A series of blocks spell out study on a wooden table

It can be argued that there is little point in studying if you are going to forget the contents of your course soon after your study session. And yet it is just possible to plough on, aiming for a certificate and thinking about the rewards ahead of improved job opportunities and promotion. Would it not …

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Two friends look out at a forest, they look deep in conversation

Sometimes, it seems as if we are surrounded by discord. This may include family members arguing over unimportant things, or in contrast, countries and cultures at war – or even a seemingly daily diet of politicians scoring points over each other. We cannot get away from the fact that life is not all about peace …

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Sculptures of people put their ears to a brick wall, I wonder what they hear

How attentive are you when you are with your colleagues and friends? You have probably been in a situation when you have noticed that the person you are talking to seems preoccupied, distant or just not paying attention to you. You would never be so dismissive yourself in your behaviour – or would you? Attentiveness …

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A man hold binoculars up to look at something far away

Google receives 63,000 searches every second and is the biggest repository of human knowledge every constructed since the burning of the library of Alexandria. It is the best way for us to access new information and use cutting edge technology to run our businesses, blogs and banks. With so much raw data available, a valuable …

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An artist is making statues in their studio

Creatives might seem to live precarious and messy lives, with little in the way of a daily routine, occasionally punctuated by eureka moments. Although this is undoubtedly the case for some, most artists held meticulous daily schedules to aid their creative process. In their lifetimes’ artists like Beethoven, Mahler, Satie and a whole host of …

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