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Understanding the key skill of effective communication

Our online courses aren’t just a fantastic way to learn a new subject. Did you know that you can also gain many skills you didn’t expect to learn? Our programmes give you the opportunity to gain transferable skills along with your degree. These skills include time management, researching, organisation, problem solving plus many more. This week our Business tutor David….

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Annika McDonald 15th Mar 2019

"I never thought I would enjoy studying so much!" - Marina talks to us about studying her LLB

It’s International Women’s Day and here at University of Essex Online we have some pretty inspirational ladies working and studying with us. From running their own business to following dreams and reaching goals we love to hear the fantastic reasons why our students love studying with us. So we wanted to share with you the amazing story from one of….

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Annika McDonald 08th Mar 2019

7 ways you can improve your career in the next six months

Feeling a little bored in your current role? Wondering how to step up to a more senior position? Thinking about making the move to a different field completely? It’s not uncommon – a 2018 study by CV Library showed that 56% of UK employees are dissatisfied by their careers. The great news is, you’re not stuck there! There are lots….

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Becky Ladley 01st Mar 2019

What are you wondering about studying an MBA?

Many people have heard of the prestigious qualification, and for people who are hoping to improve their standing and career prospects within the business field, it’s a popular choice. But what is an MBA, really? Is it the right study option for you? How does it help to improve your career prospects? What’s the difference between an MBA and an….

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Becky Ladley 22nd Feb 2019

Our academic team talk about why they love their subjects!

It’s the season of love so we’ve got together our academic staff to find out exactly what it is about their subjects that makes them tick and why they think you should considering falling in love with those subjects too! So if you are buzzing about business, crazy about criminology, passionate about psychology or just in love with learning then….

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Annika McDonald 14th Feb 2019

How to find your 'lightbulb moment' with business finance

Does the thought of balancing books give you the sweats? Do you worry about taking on that business finance module when maths wasn’t your favourite subject at school? Well fear not because our Business tutor David James is here to explain why you don’t need to be a mathematical genius to conquer finance in business:     David will be….

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Annika McDonald 08th Feb 2019

The average saving of being an online student

Studying online is an incredibly cost-effective way to study. Our online degrees are competitively priced… but that’s not the only reason why they’re good value. You’ll also reap the benefits of online study in a number of other ways during your time with us.   Reduced fees and no hidden charges Many UK universities charge tens of thousands of pounds….

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Becky Ladley 01st Feb 2019

9 self-care tips for online students

When you are studying it can be all too easy to get consumed by everything you have to juggle, especially if you are also working as many of our students are. So, it’s important to listen to your body and make sure you practice good self-care. Here are our top tips for looking after yourself while studying: Sleep Getting the….

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Annika McDonald 25th Jan 2019

Six places you can study an online course

One of our students’ favourite things about studying with us is the flexibility to study whenever and wherever you please. So here are six spots you can settle with your laptop, tablet or phone, bring up our website and get learning.   1. Somewhere comfy Whether you’re curled up on your favourite chair, tucked up in bed, or sprawled out….

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Becky Ladley 18th Jan 2019

Your guide to business planning for 2019

How important is business planning and why is it needed? What challenges can we expect to see in the world of business in 2019? If you have always wanted to know about this fascinating area of the business process then you’re in luck! In this month’s guest vlog business tutor David James explores the ever changing discipline of business planning:….

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Annika McDonald 11th Jan 2019