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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….

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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….

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Becky Ladley 11th Apr 2019

The Induction Process Explained

Starting a new course is a fantastic adventure… but still one that you might be a little nervous about if it’s your first degree or it’s been a while since you were in education. So following on from our popular blog post about what to expect when applying to University of Essex Online, our Student Advisers Naomi and Christina have….

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Becky Ladley 04th Apr 2019

"It's the best thing I ever did!" - Aaron talks to us about studying Criminology

Have you ever wanted to study Criminology but felt too old to take on a full-time course? Do you have an interest in the Criminal Justice System but you’re worried about studying for the first time? Well you are not alone because that is exactly where Aaron Le Boutillier found himself. He runs a mindfulness retreat in Thailand and was….

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Annika McDonald 29th Mar 2019

Money matters when it comes to online study

We’ve spoken before about the incredible savings that are possible with online study, as opposed to on-campus study. And we know that cost is an incredibly important part of deciding how, when, and with whom to study. Here are some of our tips when planning your budget for studying: 1.      Know the costs As we mentioned in our previous blog….

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Becky Ladley 22nd Mar 2019

Understanding the key skill of effective communication

Our online courses aren’t just a fantastic way to learn a new subject. Did you know that you can also gain many skills you didn’t expect to learn? Our programmes give you the opportunity to gain transferable skills along with your degree. These skills include time management, researching, organisation, problem solving plus many more. This week our Business tutor David….

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Annika McDonald 15th Mar 2019

"I never thought I would enjoy studying so much!" - Marina talks to us about studying her LLB

It’s International Women’s Day and here at University of Essex Online we have some pretty inspirational ladies working and studying with us. From running their own business to following dreams and reaching goals we love to hear the fantastic reasons why our students love studying with us. So we wanted to share with you the amazing story from one of….

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Annika McDonald 08th Mar 2019

7 ways you can improve your career in the next six months

Feeling a little bored in your current role? Wondering how to step up to a more senior position? Thinking about making the move to a different field completely? It’s not uncommon – a 2018 study by CV Library showed that 56% of UK employees are dissatisfied by their careers. The great news is, you’re not stuck there! There are lots….

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Becky Ladley 01st Mar 2019

What are you wondering about studying an MBA?

Many people have heard of the prestigious qualification, and for people who are hoping to improve their standing and career prospects within the business field, it’s a popular choice. But what is an MBA, really? Is it the right study option for you? How does it help to improve your career prospects? What’s the difference between an MBA and an….

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Becky Ladley 22nd Feb 2019

Our academic team talk about why they love their subjects!

It’s the season of love so we’ve got together our academic staff to find out exactly what it is about their subjects that makes them tick and why they think you should considering falling in love with those subjects too! So if you are buzzing about business, crazy about criminology, passionate about psychology or just in love with learning then….

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Annika McDonald 14th Feb 2019