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Is it plagiarism?

40,000 – That’s the number of university undergraduates disciplined for plagiarism over the past four years in the UK 1. It’s clear that plagiarism is a significant issue, with severe consequences for students that get caught. Universities take fraud very seriously, and are constantly improving their detection techniques and developing even more sophisticated technology to catch non-genuine submissions. But even….

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Caroline Bluemel 02nd Oct 2015

10 quick fixes for 10 common study problems

The rewards for studying are well-documented: improved career prospects, a boost to your self-esteem and the potential to earn a higher salary. But all of this is easy to forget when you hit an unexpected obstacle and that finish line can suddenly seem like it’s a long way away. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s important not to….

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Caroline Bluemel 25th Sep 2015

Common misconceptions about criminology and criminal justice

Criminology and Criminal Justice is one of the most exciting and popular courses available at the BA (Hons) level. However, the course (and the careers it leads to) is also the victim of a huge amount of confusion and misunderstanding. This week’s blog post helps to dispel those myths…   Myth 1: You’ll learn how to solve crimes This is….

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Caroline Bluemel 18th Sep 2015

Spotlight on… Master of Public Health

Earlier this year we launched our Master of Public Health (MPH) and with the first start date rapidly approaching, we’ve decided to dedicate this week’s blog post to giving you more information about this exciting new course. Read on to discover more about this far-reaching and global topic…   What is it? Public Health is defined as “the science and….

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Caroline Bluemel 11th Sep 2015

Managing your time

Making the most of your time is a part of life; almost everyone at some stage needs to juggle family, work and a social life. But what happens when you throw part-time study into the mix? We’ve got some handy tips for finding more time in your week…   Tips and tricks Make use of your commute: Whether you’re on the….

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Caroline Bluemel 05th Sep 2015

Spotlight on…Student support

Despite the headlines that more and more UK students are dissatisfied with the level of student support they receive1, here at University of Essex Online we received our highest-ever National Student Survey result in 2015. So what is it that sets us apart from other universities? Here’s how we are providing our students with greater help and thus a higher-quality….

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Caroline Bluemel 28th Aug 2015

The logistics of studying while working in the military

Overcoming everyday obstacles like family and work obligations to commit to online study isn’t easy, and it only gets harder when you work in the military. Working in the services, a student could be transferred to another location at any time or even deployed to a warzone and still have all the usual deadlines and reading to complete. So how….

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Caroline Bluemel 21st Aug 2015

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