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29 July 2014: University of Essex Online launches financial trading analysis course

University of Essex Online, in partnership with leading independent financial portal FXStreet, has announced the launch of a new online financial trading analysis course which will be delivered entirely online using a virtual learning platform...


23 July 2014: Inspiring cohort of online students graduate on campus

University of Essex Online students attended their graduation ceremony at the University of Essex’s Colchester Campus on Wednesday 16 July. 130 online students were invited to Graduation 2014 where many they took their place alongside students from across the University as part of a weeklong celebration where over 3,000 students attended and were awarded a University of Essex degree...


12 May 2014: University of Essex ranked 39th in University Guide

The University of Essex has retained in 39th place in The Complete University Guide’s 2015 ranking of 123 UK universities. Ten University of Essex subjects were ranked in the top 25 in the UK, and both research and student satisfaction saw the University ranked in the top 10...

01 May 2014: Essex placed 22nd in the world in latest ranking of young universities

University of Essex has been ranked third for UK universities in the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 league table. The University has been placed 22nd overall in the 2014 ranking of the world’s best young universities...

23 April 2014: University of Essex Online gain Middle East approval

University of Essex Online has become a recommended institution for online learning in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), confirmed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in an official list published in February 2014...

01 April 2014: University of Essex Online launches Certificate in Business

University of Essex Online has announced the launch of a new undergraduate certificate in business which will be available to study part-time, by online distance learning, from April 2014...

11 March 2014: Successful QAA review for University of Essex Online

University of Essex Online courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning and over the past seven years we have built a strong reputation for the quality of our distance learning degrees...

04 November 2013: The new face of Paco Rabanne isn’t just a pretty face

Nick Youngquest, rugby star turned model, is the face of Paco Rabanne’s latest advert campaign. It’s easy to see why the Australian was chosen to front the men’s fragrance but there’s much more to this former rugby league star than meets the eye. On top of a successful modelling career, charity campaigning and globetrotting, Nick is also studying a University of Essex Online course in Business Management...

22 August 2013: Students rate University of Essex Online degrees amongst top in the UK

University of Essex Online courses have received one of the highest ratings for student satisfaction in the 2013 National Student Survey (NSS). Students voted favourably for their study experience and the online courses achieved an overall satisfaction rating of 93%, compared with a national average of 85%...

30 July 2013: Online students attend graduation on campus

University of Essex Online students who studied for their degrees through online distance learning recently met face-to-face for the first time when they attended their graduation ceremony at the University of Essex’s Colchester Campus on Friday 19 July 2013. 150 students graduated from their studies this year, and 52 attended the graduation ceremony in person - the highest number since online degree programmes were validated by the University in 2007...

28 June 2013: University of Essex Online launches MBA courses

University of Essex Online has launched several new Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes, which will be delivered entirely online from October 2013...

02 April 2013: Tutor climbs Kilimanjaro for autism charities

A University of Essex Online tutor has successfully tackled one of the world’s tallest mountains to raise funds for two autism charities, Halcyon Training Foundation and Autism Puzzles...

21 January 2013: University of Essex Online launches criminology degree

University of Essex Online has announced the launch of a new undergraduate degree in criminology and criminal justice which will be available to study part-time, entirely online, through a virtual learning platform...

16 November 2012: University of Essex Online launches Masters in business

University of Essex Online, in partnership with Essex Business School, has announced the launch of a new Masters degree in Business and Management, which will be delivered entirely online using a virtual learning platform...

27 September 2012: Survey shows students are delighted with online degree programme

In this year’s National Student Survey (NSS), an annual survey based on feedback from students, the satisfaction rate for those studying a University of Essex Online degree...

24 September 2012: University of Essex Online student launches ground breaking project

University of Essex Online student Phil Kyle, 47, from Newcastle, will be making a key-note speech about improving the quality of immediate treatment and long term care of elderly people who suffer from falls. The speech will take place at the Falls “Spreading and Sharing” Conference...

19 September 2012: Employees get their hands dirty to support local community

Employees from Leeds based business, Kaplan Open Learning, have been getting their hands dirty this week to help support Herd Farm, a local not-for profit activity centre run by Leeds City Council...

24 August 2012: University of Essex Online graduates interviewed on BBC Radio 4

University of Essex Online graduates Matthew Jones and Stuart Harris spread the word about online study when they were interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s consumer affairs programme You and Yours...

09 August 2012: New online Counselling and Psychotherapy programme launched

University of Essex Online has joined forces with The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust to launch a new web-based Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy programme - thought to be the first online course of its kind in the UK...

08 August 2012: Part-time students can afford to go to university

For the first time ever part-time students are now eligible for tuition fee loans so there is no need to pay any tuition fees up front. University of Essex Online are now processing applications from students wanting to begin their studies in September 2012...

18 July 2012: West Midlands entrepreneur wins career prize at graduation

West Midlands entrepreneur, Jane Dean, has been awarded the graduation prize for Career Student of the Year 2012 at a recent graduation ceremony held at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus...

28 June 2012: Only two intakes remaining before the rise in tuition fees

University of Essex Online only has two more intakes available for students to start an online degree before the rise in tuition fees. If prospective students begin their course before the end of July 2012 they will pay the current, lower tuition fees for the duration of their degree...

16 May 2012: University of Essex Online launches new website

University of Essex Online has launched a new website which provides students with access to more detailed information about their online courses and links to all of the major resources available to current and prospective students...

14 March 2012: Afghanistan bound soldier to keep studying online for University degree

Lance Bombardier (LBdr) Michael Aberdeen will continue studying for a degree despite being deployed to Afghanistan in March – thanks to support from University of Essex Online...

06 February 2012: University of Essex Online brand launched

The University of Essex and online higher education provider Kaplan Open Learning have rebranded their online courses as University of Essex Online...