Effective email communication - Do you email correctly?

Created on Wed, 13/12/2017 - 11:27 by Peta Brady, Open2Study blog writer 



Given the amount of emails we send and receive every day, I am still surprised by how many of them are, well, terrible! Incorrect names, poor spelling, rude tone – the list goes on. And while I understand many of us quickly fire off emails because we’re busy, taking a little extra time before hitting ‘send’ can improve not only the response you receive, but also your relationship with the recipient.

Open2Study's top tips for summer reading!

Created on Wed, 29/11/2017 - 11:41 by Peta Brady, Open2Study blog writer 


Who doesn’t love getting lost in a good book? Especially over summer, when the days are long and holidays are in full swing. No matter what your favourite genre may be, we’ve got you covered with these top picks for your 2017/18 summer reading list.

Knowledge for Free: Negotiation & Conflict Resolution is a skill worth having!

Created on Tue, 14/11/2017 - 11:47 by Peta Brady, Open2Study blog writer 

Knowing how to handle yourself in a conflict situation isn’t always easy, and if you’re not careful things can become heated pretty quickly. Whether at school or in the workplace, maintaining a level of professionalism and coming to a resolution that works for everyone involved is key, and one of the best ways to achieve this is through negotiation.

But not everyone is a born negotiator, and that’s where we come in.

Spelling Matters: 10 Common Misspellings to Avoid

Created on Thu, 09/11/2017 - 11:54 by Peta Brady, Open2Study blog writer 

English is a complicated language, thanks to its many irregularities, conflicting rules and weird exceptions. Spelling mistakes are easy to make, but we all make them, and that’s how we learn!

With this in mind, I thought I’d share 10 of the most common spelling errors.

Effective Teamwork in 5 steps!

Created on Fri, 13/10/2017 - 12:01 by Peta Brady, Open2Study blog writer 

Working as a team is a great way to get things done and achieve common goals, yet establishing and maintaining an effective team can sometimes be a challenge. Working in a group of diverse humans with different personalities and backgrounds can quickly result in a dysfunctional group if you’re not careful, making it difficult to achieve anything at all.


Check out our top 5 tips for working effectively in a team.


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