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Beat those blues with online learning

Feeling a bit low? Want to do something productive but don’t know where to start? Fear not, there’s something you can do to boost your self-esteem! Our Head of Psychology, Sarah Thurgood, gives her top five reasons why studying online can not only get you ahead in your career, but it can also improve your health and wellbeing.   A….

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Annika McDonald 14th Jan 2018

University of Essex Online launches two new psychology programmes

University of Essex Online today announces the launch of two new psychology programmes: BSc (Hons) Business Psychology and BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology. These courses are 100% online and part-time and are to be validated by the University of Essex. During the two internationally-focused programmes, students will explore the rapidly-expanding fields of business psychology and criminal psychology while also developing a….

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Annika McDonald 12th Jan 2018

"My son's future will be bright" - How one mum is juggling parenthood and online study!

As a parent you probably feel like you never have a moment to yourself. But having children shouldn’t stop you achieving something amazing in 2018. Did you know we have lots of students who choose to study online whilst juggling parenthood and a job? Yes, we think they must be superheroes too! One of those students is Jenny* a single….

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Annika McDonald 05th Jan 2018

Test your Christmas knowledge!

Think you know your baubles from your Brussel sprouts? It’s time for our University of Essex Online Christmas quiz! Gather all your friends and family to test your knowledge at this magical time of the year. Our quiz includes fun questions that relate to the subject areas covered in our online courses. And you‘ll get all the answers after you….

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Annika McDonald 22nd Dec 2017

Studying while pregnant – our top tips

Have you just found out that you’re pregnant? Or are you a student who is considering starting a family in the future? Pregnancy is an exciting and life-changing time. However, it doesn’t mean that your studies must come to an end. Over the years, our Student Support team have helped dozens of students to achieve their qualifications while pregnant. Want….

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Caroline Bluemel 15th Dec 2017

8 reasons why our short courses could be the answer to your study worries

With working hours getting longer and personal time getting shorter, committing to studying for a four-year degree can seem like a tough choice. But did you know that we have qualifications you can gain in less than a year? If you want to try online learning but don’t have the time to commit to years of studying, then our short….

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Annika McDonald 08th Dec 2017

Don’t leave your business potential unlocked!

Do you have a business foundation degree that’s going to waste? We understand, sometimes life gets in the way. But it’s never too late to turn that foundation course into a full degree! If you’ve completed a business-related foundation-level degree (or HND, or equivalent) then we can help you to unlock your potential and gain that additional Bachelors-level qualification. We’re….

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Annika McDonald 01st Dec 2017

Student loan myths… debunked!

The newspapers and social media are full of myths and misconceptions about student loans. And with many horror stories published recently about students racking up huge debts, it’s no surprise that many people are afraid of taking out a student loan. But there’s no need to panic! While a student loan is still a serious financial commitment, this shouldn’t put….

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Caroline Bluemel 24th Nov 2017

Meet our Student Support team

Our Student Support team are here for you! As a University of Essex Online student, your dedicated Student Adviser is your mentor and first point of contact throughout your course. Want to learn more about the team (and pick up a few top tips)? Read on…   Matt Tamplin – Head of Student Support Recommended book: ‘The Five People You….

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Caroline Bluemel 17th Nov 2017

13 Proofreading Tips

  As an online student you’ll be writing a lot of assignments, discussion posts and projects. And while spelling and grammar might feel like a tiny part of an essay that’s thousands of words long, there’s really no excuse for losing marks due to something you can easily fix. Read on to discover our 13 proofreading tips…   1. Check….

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Caroline Bluemel 10th Nov 2017