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How to write a cover letter

A cover letter is your opportunity to make your job application stand out from the crowd to an employer. The best ones show your personality while also giving recruiters the chance to learn about your skills and your suitability for the job. That’s a lot of information to cram into a few short paragraphs, so it’s understandable if you’re unsure….

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Caroline Bluemel 29th Sep 2017

What are the career options with a postgraduate certificate in policing?

Our Postgraduate Certificate programme in Policing and Criminal Investigation covers a lot of important and challenging content in its short 8-month duration. Students on the course explore the wide-ranging methods used to investigate major crimes, such as sexual assault and homicide, while reviewing effective police partnerships and leadership. The course also has a strong focus on the role of psychology….

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Caroline Bluemel 21st Sep 2017

Meet our Head of Law, Dr Naila Anwar

What makes the University of Essex Online’s LLM unique? Do I need any legal experience to join the LLM? What careers can the LLM lead to? Discover the answers to these questions, and more, in our interview with our Head of Law: Dr Naila Anwar. Feeling inspired to study our LLM? Or just want to learn more? Download our prospectus today

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Caroline Bluemel 15th Sep 2017

Kaplan Open Learning wins public/private partnership of the year at the PIEoneer Awards 2017

Kaplan Open Learning, an experienced learning provider and part of Kaplan International Pathways, has worked in partnership with the University of Essex since 2007 to deliver high-quality online degrees. On Friday 8th September, it was announced that this successful partnership was recognised within the wider education sector globally as Kaplan Open Learning was awarded the public/private partnership of the year….

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Caroline Bluemel 13th Sep 2017

How to choose your dissertation topic

Choosing a topic for your dissertation (or final year research project) can be difficult; your dissertation is an important piece of work that accounts for a large number of credits on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course so it’s important to choose wisely. Are you a student trying to narrow down your ideas to form a single subject? Or are….

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Caroline Bluemel 08th Sep 2017

University of Essex Online launches new Postgraduate Certificate in Policing and Criminal Investigation

University of Essex Online today announces the launch of a new Postgraduate Certificate programme in Policing and Criminal Investigation. This programme is 100% online and part-time and is to be validated by the University of Essex. During the 8-month certificate programme, students will discover the wide-ranging techniques used to investigate major crimes, such as homicide and sexual assault, while also….

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Caroline Bluemel 01st Sep 2017

A short guide to moot presentations

At University of Essex Online, we assess students using a variety of methods including written assignments, discussion forums, reflective journal entries and oral presentations. While many students are familiar with written assessments, oral presentations are often new, especially when the presentation is conducted as moot. In reality, there is nothing to worry about oral presentation and/or moot. This week’s blog….

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Caroline Bluemel 25th Aug 2017

Our students' inspirational stories

Here at University of Essex Online, we think that every one of our students is inspirational. Completing a degree online and part-time is never easy, but some of our 2017 graduates have also had to overcome huge obstacles including family tragedies, health problems and more throughout their study journeys. We would like to share some of these stories with you. We hope….

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Caroline Bluemel 17th Aug 2017

What level of commitment is required to study online?

What do you want from me? When you join a course with University of Essex Online you are asked to commit 10-15 hours per week of “study time”. Firstly, we should qualify what “study time” consists of. It may include: Reading relevant course materials Research Contributing to online discussions Writing assignments Communicating with your tutor Watching lecturecasts (online lecture videos)….

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Caroline Bluemel 11th Aug 2017

University of Essex Online scores 93% for student satisfaction in 2017 NSS

9th August 2017 In results released today, University of Essex Online has achieved a score of 93% for overall student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS). This is significantly higher than the sector average of 85% for part-time and 84% for full-time providers for higher education institutions in England. The National Student Survey (NSS) is a high-profile questionnaire….

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Caroline Bluemel 09th Aug 2017