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University of Essex Online launches new MSc Project Management programme

University of Essex Online today announces the launch of a brand-new MSc Project Management. This programme is 100% online and part-time and will be validated by the University of Essex. This advanced course introduces the complexities of modern business, covering a wide range of challenging and thought-provoking topics, and ensuring that students stand out from the crowd in today’s global….

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Annika McDonald 09th Mar 2018

International Women's Day - Meet our inspirational students!

“You are smart, capable, and strong. Repeat that to yourself as many times as you need to per day until you believe it.”    Erin, 28, from Bermuda is studying for an MBA. She and her business partner have opened their own sports centre in Bermuda hosting the first full-sized boxing ring in the country! Tell us a bit about….

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Annika McDonald 08th Mar 2018

International Women's Day - Meet our women at the top!

The 8th of March 2018 is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Here at University of Essex Online/Kaplan Open Learning (KOL), we work hard to ensure that the contributions made by women in our workplace are recognised and rewarded. In fact, of our 15 senior management roles, 13 positions are….

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Annika McDonald 08th Mar 2018

Your application questions answered!

We know how daunting it can be trying to find the right course and filling out an application form. There’s lots of information to take onboard and sometimes it can feel confusing. We want to make your experience with us as easy and stress-free as possible, so we’ve asked our fantastic Admissions team to give you a helping hand by….

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Annika McDonald 02nd Mar 2018

Our top tips for keeping fit while studying!

Struggling to solve an assignment question? Feel like you have writer’s block? Well, whilst we aren’t going to do your work for you, we may have a solution. According to research by Harvard Medical School exercise can help improve your memory and your thinking, which is perfect for those moments when you’re feeling stuck. So why not take a break,….

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Annika McDonald 23rd Feb 2018

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!

There are many things to love about online learning, from improving your career aspirations to meeting new friends. Here are our top 7 reasons why you should fall in love with online learning: 1. Location, location, location One of the great things about online learning is that you can do it anywhere you like, at home, abroad, on a beach….as….

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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