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Top Undergraduate Business Graduate 2016 - Matt Clifton Interview

Matt Clifton and Head of Undergraduate Business, Katy Lever Here at University of Essex Online we always look forward to graduation day as it’s our chance to meet our students and present our annual awards and prizes. And this year was no exception; a number of our students won awards, including the person we’re interviewing today – Matt Clifton. Matt recently….

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Caroline Bluemel 25th Jul 2016

Alan Jenkins Memorial Award 2016 - Aisha Legge Interview

This prestigious award was newly-created for 2016 and is named after Alan Jenkins, our Managing Director who sadly passed away in 2015. It is a tribute to the values that he held dear, and is to be awarded every year to the graduate we believe has the most inspirational study experience story. The prize-winner may have struggled through difficult personal circumstances to complete their course,….

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Caroline Bluemel 22nd Jul 2016

News: The latest employment statistics for our graduates show we're well ahead of the pack

The commitment our University of Essex Online graduates demonstrate by studying part-time while also often managing a full-time career and a family automatically sets them apart from the crowd, especially to potential employers. And now newly-released employment statistics from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE) show that our graduates are also well above the national average in terms….

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Caroline Bluemel 20th Jul 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 graduates

Thursday 14 July was another amazing graduation day for our online students. Over 30 students attended, many making long journeys and travelling from overseas with family and friends. It was an early start for many of our graduates as they needed to be at the campus in plenty of time to collect tickets and robes, not forgetting to purchase those….

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Caroline Bluemel 15th Jul 2016

News: University of Essex Online launches new LLM International Trade and Commercial Law

University of Essex Online today announces the launch of an LLM International Trade and Commercial Law, an advanced qualification developed in collaboration with industry and subject experts. Appealing to both UK and international students, this new course creates a natural postgraduate progression route from the online education institution’s already-established LLB (Hons) Law course. Along with  law graduates, this programme is….

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Caroline Bluemel 01st Jul 2016

6 ways social media can help you get a job

Social media is a part of most people’s everyday lives, but many don’t realise that it can be used for so much more than sharing photos of your latest holiday. Here are six ways that social media can help you with your job search…   1. Make yourself visible Gone are the days of sifting through the newspapers to find….

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Caroline Bluemel 24th Jun 2016

Is my degree “value for money”?

Are you trying to work out whether a degree from University of Essex Online is ‘worth it’? The definition of ‘good value’ or ‘value for money’ varies according to each individual, but the objective description is “a fair return or equivalent in goods, services, or money for something exchanged”1. It’s easy to calculate the value of a material purchase like….

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Caroline Bluemel 17th Jun 2016

Advice on personal statements

  Emma Kirby is a member of the University of Essex Online Admissions team, and a large part of her role involves helping people to apply for our courses. A key part of the application process is writing a personal statement, and over the years Emma has developed some tips and tricks that are guaranteed to help students submit their….

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Caroline Bluemel 09th Jun 2016

Why study marketing?

There are so many reasons why you might want to study marketing: it will prepare you for a range of careers, marketing is one of the fastest-growing industries, you’ll learn what drives a business, you get to be creative and strategic… the list could go on and on! Marketing is a versatile degree that will prepare you for a wide….

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Caroline Bluemel 03rd Jun 2016

How to secure your first management job

Managers are the driving force of a company and are often the key to an organisation’s success. The responsibility of driving results rests on their shoulders and this is what makes it one of the most challenging (yet rewarding!) careers. If you’ve got your sights set on becoming a manager, the trickiest part is often finding your first management role…..

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Caroline Bluemel 27th May 2016