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Spotlight on…. BSc (Hons) Business Psychology

Let’s take a closer look at one of our brand-new courses in psychology. What is it? Our new degree takes an in-depth look at the fascinating world of business psychology, where you’ll focus on real life situations in order to gain an understanding of the psychological behaviours of people in business or organisation contexts. In this course you will immerse….

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Annika McDonald 16th Feb 2018

7 reasons why we love online learning!

It’s that time of year again, where big red hearts and bunches of roses are starting to appear everywhere you go. Yes, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! But this year why not try some self-care for a change? There are many things to love about online learning, from improving your career aspirations to meeting new friends. Here are….

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Annika McDonald 09th Feb 2018

Interview with our Head of Criminology, Dr Steph Alger

Later this month our brand-new PG Cert in Policing and Criminal Investigation will welcome its first students onto the course. So we thought we would catch up with our Head of Criminology, Dr Steph Alger, to find out more about this exciting new programme. Dr Alger completed her PhD in Criminology at the University of Manchester. Her thesis titled Inverting….

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Annika McDonald 02nd Feb 2018

University of Essex Online receives CPD accreditation

University of Essex Online today announces the CPD accreditation of four Certificate of Continuing Education courses. These courses can now be used towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points whilst improving skills and career targets. CPD describes the learning activities that professionals undertake to develop and improve their skills. It enables employers to ensure that staff learning is conscious and proactive…..

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Annika McDonald 26th Jan 2018

Which Business pathway should I take?

Finance, HR, Managment and Marketing, with so many brilliant MSc Business pathways to choose from it can be difficult to know which is the best one for you. Well luckily for you we have complied a quiz to help! Just follow the steps below to discover which route would suit you best:   Online Form – Business Pathways Quiz

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Annika McDonald 19th Jan 2018

Beat those Blue Monday blues with online learning

Today, known as Blue Monday, is said to be the most depressing day of the year. And with the cold weather, bills from Christmas hitting and pay day seemingly miles away, is it any wonder people are feeling a bit low? But fear not, there’s something you can do to boost your self-esteem! Our Head of Psychology, Sarah Thurgood, gives….

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Annika McDonald 14th Jan 2018

University of Essex Online launches two new psychology programmes

University of Essex Online today announces the launch of two new psychology programmes: BSc (Hons) Business Psychology and BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology. These courses are 100% online and part-time and are to be validated by the University of Essex. During the two internationally-focused programmes, students will explore the rapidly-expanding fields of business psychology and criminal psychology while also developing a….

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Annika McDonald 12th Jan 2018

"My son's future will be bright" - How one mum is juggling parenthood and online study!

As a parent you probably feel like you never have a moment to yourself. But having children shouldn’t stop you achieving something amazing in 2018. Did you know we have lots of students who choose to study online whilst juggling parenthood and a job? Yes, we think they must be superheroes too! One of those students is Jenny* a single….

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Annika McDonald 05th Jan 2018

Test your Christmas knowledge!

Think you know your baubles from your Brussel sprouts? It’s time for our University of Essex Online Christmas quiz! Gather all your friends and family to test your knowledge at this magical time of the year. Our quiz includes fun questions that relate to the subject areas covered in our online courses. And you‘ll get all the answers after you….

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Annika McDonald 22nd Dec 2017

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….

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Caroline Bluemel 15th Dec 2017