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9 reasons to fall in love with studying online in 2019

Are you interested in learning a new skill? Perhaps you fancy taking on a degree but not sure if it will work for you? From realising your career aspirations to making global contacts there are many things to love about online learning. If you’ve never tried it before, you may be a bit wary, but there are lots of fantastic….

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Becky Ladley 04th Jan 2019

Our best blogs of 2018!

It’s been a busy 12 months here at University of Essex Online and our bloggers have been hard at work capturing every moment of it. So, grab a drink, sit back and join us as we take a look at some of our favourite blogs from 2018….… Our students shared their stories Let’s start with our amazing students. From refugee….

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Annika McDonald 21st Dec 2018

University of Essex Online Christmas Quiz 2018!

In the famous words of Slade…It’s Christmas! So that must mean it’s time for a well earned break to rest and recuperate. But before you log off for 2018, why not test your Christmas knowledge by challenging your friends and family with our 2018 Christmas quiz? And as we know our students are a competitive bunch we’ve made sure you….

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Annika McDonald 21st Dec 2018

Can I get a degree while working full time?

This is a question we hear a lot, and the short answer is… absolutely! Online degrees are, in many ways, totally different to campus-based degrees. They can be completed in your free time, and from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. This means you can fit them in on your lunch break, during your commute, or on evenings….

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Becky Ladley 14th Dec 2018

David James gives his end of year advice for online students

It’s the start of a new month and December brings with it the start of the festive period across many parts of the world. It’s also a time when we find ourselves looking back at the months that have gone as the year draws to close. 2018 has been an interesting year in the world in general but also within….

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Annika McDonald 07th Dec 2018

7 tips to keep you focused while studying online

Students completing an online degree need to be highly motivated. You don’t have a physical class to go to, which means you need to be doubly dedicated compared to campus-based students. Luckily, with these tips, it will be easy to find the enthusiasm you need while completing one of our degrees. 1.      Make a study plan Whether you’re digital or….

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Becky Ladley 30th Nov 2018

Student Gail tells us about studying whilst in the British Army

Students can often find it challenging juggling a social life, work commitments and studying, but imagine adding serving in the armed forces on top of that. Well that’s exactly what Lance Corporal Gail Ronson does. She is currently serving in the British Army as part of the Corps of Army Music and on the media team, she is also studying Criminology….

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Annika McDonald 23rd Nov 2018

The Admissions Process Explained

How long the Admissions process lasts from the very start through to enrolment can vary vastly (from days to months) – and the person most in control of this timeframe is you as a prospective student! It may be that you’re considering your potential options for the future, that you want to get your studies organised to start in a….

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Becky Ladley 16th Nov 2018

University of Essex Online introduces new short undergraduate-level qualification

University of Essex Online is excited to announce the introduction of Certificate of Higher Education qualifications. These new courses are equivalent to Level 4 of undergraduate study and can be completed in approximately 16 months. These Certificates of Higher Education, or CertHEs, have an open entry route, meaning candidates need no prior academic qualifications or work experience to start the….

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Becky Ladley 12th Nov 2018

CertHEs: we’re launching TEN new courses!

It’s pretty rare that we launch more than three or four new courses at the same time. But today we’re excited to announce that we are launching CertHEs in each of our undergraduate subjects. A CertHE, short for Certificate of Higher Education, is equivalent to the first year of a full-time Bachelors degree (120 credits of study). These online short….

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Annika McDonald 09th Nov 2018