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Blogs written by becky-ladley

Top tips for writing your personal statement

As part of applying to study one of our courses, you’ll have the opportunity to write a personal statement. This short piece of writing is your opportunity to showcase your passion for the subject you are applying for and to demonstrate your existing knowledge of the field. But a lot of people feel daunted when approaching this task. This blog.... Read more

Becky Ladley 16th May 2019

Go green with an online degree

It’s never been more important to consider the environmental effects of our actions. Businesses across the world are starting eco-friendly initiatives, governments are putting policies into place, and individuals are increasingly concerned with the impact their decisions have on the environment. If you’re considering a greener way to gain a new qualification, a campus-based degree might not be the best.... Read more

Becky Ladley 03rd May 2019

How to make a personal study space

Although study online means you can study from anywhere in the world, the best place to get some serious work done is in a dedicated study space. What that space looks like is up to you, but here’s something of a wish list to create a space that’s optimised for concentration, creativity and results. Find a room with a door.... Read more

Becky Ladley 25th Apr 2019

Online vs Offline – which is right for you

When considering studying, one of the big questions is whether you want to study offline – in person – or online. There’s a massive number of differences between the two modes of study, and while they both offer a lot of opportunities, chances are one will fit your situation better. Here we compare the two so you can make the.... Read more

Becky Ladley 18th Apr 2019

Plagiarism and essay mills

For many students new to Higher Education or returning after a long absence, ‘plagiarism’ may not be a familiar term. However, not knowing what plagiarism is isn't a valid excuse, and in the worst-case scenario, it can lead to withdrawal from your course. It is vital that as a new student you familiarise yourself with the University of Essex Online’s.... Read more

Becky Ladley 11th Apr 2019