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Popular courses at Build - last few spaces remaining

 Looking to sign up to a course at Build over the next few weeks?

Build writing student's play to start run at Waterloo East Theatre

Build student Matilda Velevitch has won two theatre accolades for her play 'Three Mothers', which will be opening at the Waterloo East Theatre on October 31st.

Social movements in the modern world

Ahead of our special, one-off study day, Build's Coordinator for History and Politics, Dale Mineshima-Lowe, examines what it meant by the term "social movement" and assesses the challenges and opportunities available to movements today.

'Face-off' - free selfie drawing workshops

Drop-in and create a giant drawn selfie during a free 15 minute workshop at Build

Review: Much Ado About Nothing at the Globe Theatre

This year, students on Build’s 'Get together and Read' course enjoyed reading William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Read their thoughts on the Globe's current production of the play.

Training as a massage therapist: a Q&A with Farrah Idris

Farrah Idris is a fully qualified, practising complementary therapist, working in the oldest established hospice in London. She specialises in clinical therapies with end of life patients, and is also a tutor in massage (ITEC) at Build and hypnotherapist in training. We recently caught up with Farrah to discover more about how to train as a massage therapist, and what to consider if you're thinking of signing up for massage courses in London.

Three Build tutors in line for industry awards

Three Build tutors have had exciting news regarding recent award nominations....

An introduction to a career in prop making

I have worked in the prop making industry for more than 30 years and have seen many changes on the way. One of my first commissions was making 25 Pink Panther costumes to promote the film of the same name, for probably reticent employees to wear and stand outside the cinema dressed in stretchy pink towelling and wearing a latex panther head piece. Apologies, if any of you reading this had to wear my costume. Times have changed and I moved on. I have since worked on...

What is life coaching? Tips on the GROW model and how to become a life coach

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a life-coach?  Perhaps you’re curious as to whether you could make a successful living out of it.

Build’s Stephen Bush wins Patron’s Award at Festival of Learning

Build student Stephen Bush has been announced as the Festival of Learning Patron’s Award winner for his exceptional achievement in adult learning. This award was presented to Stephen by HRH, the Princess Royal, as the Learning and Work Institute's Patron, and celebrates individuals who have transformed their own lives through learning.

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