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15 foolproof tips for writing a great assignment

If you’re the kind of person that only has to hear the word “assignment” and immediately has flashbacks to stuffy classrooms, ticking clocks and staring a blank page for hours….DON’T PANIC. Our 15 foolproof tips for writing a great assignment will guide you to success.   Before you start… 1. Do your reading Your course or module will have a….

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Caroline Bluemel 15th Aug 2015

News: University of Essex Online ranked one of the top higher education providers in England for student satisfaction

The National Student Survey (NSS), a high-profile census of nearly half a million UK students and 325 institutions, released its 2015 results earlier this week and has ranked online education provider University of Essex Online as one of the top in the UK with 95% overall student satisfaction. The highest ranked universities in the poll also earned 95%. The NSS is….

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Caroline Bluemel 13th Aug 2015

How an MBA helps career growth

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an advanced qualification for anyone wanting to build on their professional opportunities and grow their career. Its specialised pathway helps students to develop skills in key business-related areas such as people management, project delivery and reporting. An MBA also teaches valuable networking and communication skills, enabling students to develop personal and professional networks…..

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Caroline Bluemel 24th Jul 2015

News: Inspirational students scoop university’s top prizes

University of Essex Online presents its prestigious annual awards at each graduation ceremony. This year, Davina Atterbury is the deserving winner of the Inspirational Student of the Year award, and Emma Blaker takes home the prize for Career Student of the Year. Davina, 38, from Birmingham, describes the moment she realised she wanted to change her life, “One night after….

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Caroline Bluemel 21st Jul 2015

Congratulations to our 2015 graduates

Graduation 2015: What an amazing day! 60+ students graduated in the class of 2015. Many travelled from far and wide (as far as Switzerland for some!) and made the journey to the Colchester campus at the University of Essex to experience their hard-earned graduation day. The sun made a valiant effort to shine for the class of 2015 and the….

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Caroline Bluemel 17th Jul 2015

eBooks and education

eBooks are the subject of much misinformation, seen by some as an attempt to replace centuries of simplicity and tradition with a new and overly-complicated electronic device. However, with their multiple features designed specifically for research and study, eBooks are actually one of the most undervalued pieces of technology available to students today. Our handy infographic shows just some of….

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Caroline Bluemel 10th Jul 2015

News: The results are in… University of Essex Online graduates are ahead of the curve

University of Essex Online graduates are much more likely to be in work or doing further study compared to the national average. The highly-influential Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE) contacts graduates six months after qualifying from their higher education course, and aims to determine what type of employment or further study they are engaged in. The results….

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Caroline Bluemel 09th Jul 2015

News: University of Essex Online launches LLB (Hons) Law

University of Essex Online announces the launch of a new LLB (Hons) Law programme, a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). The course is approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standard Board and is the first step for students considering practising law professionally as a solicitor or barrister. The course is also available for students from common law countries….

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Caroline Bluemel 07th Jul 2015

What is the difference between an MBA and MSc in Business?

An MBA and MSc are both ‘Masters’ level qualifications which are granted to students who have demonstrated a high-level of knowledge in their field of study, but despite the name, don’t necessarily involve administration or science.  Although both awards are postgraduate courses, there are differences between them in terms of eligibility, focus and personal development. If you are interested in….

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Caroline Bluemel 03rd Jul 2015

Graduation 2014

Graduation is always a special day and this year was no exception. Here’s our review of the big day… What a day! Last week, Wednesday 16 July, we joined our students on the University of Essex Colchester Campus for our 2014 graduation ceremony. The campus was buzzing with students from 8am and at 10am we filed into the Ivor Crewe….

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Caroline Bluemel 23rd Jul 2014