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Blogs written by caroline

Studying while pregnant – our top tips

Have you just found out that you’re pregnant? Or are you a student who is considering starting a family in the future? Pregnancy is an exciting and life-changing time. However, it doesn’t mean that your studies must come to an end. Over the years, our Student Support team have helped dozens of students to achieve their qualifications while pregnant. Want.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 15th Dec 2017

Student loan myths… debunked!

The newspapers and social media are full of myths and misconceptions about student loans. And with many horror stories published recently about students racking up huge debts, it’s no surprise that many people are afraid of taking out a student loan. But there’s no need to panic! While a student loan is still a serious financial commitment, this shouldn’t put.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 24th Nov 2017

Meet our Student Support team

Our Student Support team are here for you! As a University of Essex Online student, your dedicated Student Adviser is your mentor and first point of contact throughout your course. Want to learn more about the team (and pick up a few top tips)? Read on…   Matt Tamplin - Head of Student Support Recommended book: ‘The Five People You.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 17th Nov 2017

13 Proofreading Tips

  As an online student you’ll be writing a lot of assignments, discussion posts and projects. And while spelling and grammar might feel like a tiny part of an essay that’s thousands of words long, there’s really no excuse for losing marks due to something you can easily fix. Read on to discover our 13 proofreading tips…   1. Check.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 10th Nov 2017

Ten transferable skills you gain by studying psychology

Psychology is a thought-provoking and exciting subject that develops your knowledge of forensic and investigative psychology, education psychology, critical social psychology and much more. However, this subject-specific knowledge isn’t the only thing you’ll learn on a psychology programme; you’ll also build a wide range of transferable skills that aid your personal and career development. Read on to learn more about.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 03rd Nov 2017