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Studying online with University of Essex Online

   In this interview, Head of Learning Technology Stephen Livesey …talks about online learning and the technology we use to deliver …our degree courses online.   What is a virtual learning environment? The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is the platform we use to deliver all the resources a student will need to successfully complete their online programme. Students use the….

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Caroline Bluemel 02nd Jun 2017

News: University of Essex Online launches new MBA programme for September 2017

University of Essex Online today announces the launch of its new MBA programme for September 2017, a 100% online and part-time programme and subject to validation by University of Essex. This highly-regarded postgraduate course has been designed for students with an entrepreneurial spirit who wish to run their own business, accelerate their career or advance to a leadership role. Replacing….

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Caroline Bluemel 01st Jun 2017

News: University of Essex Online announces postgraduate loans for students living in England

University of Essex Online today announces that postgraduate loans will be available for eligible online students from 1 August 2017. Postgraduate student loans will greatly improve access to higher education for students wishing to gain subject-specific knowledge or to further their career with transferable workplace skills. These loans are paid directly to the student, and students can choose how much….

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Caroline Bluemel 26th May 2017

Try our virtual learning environment!

Not sure how online study works? Want an opportunity to ‘try before you buy’? We have the solution… We’re giving you the unique opportunity to try our online learning environment and experience life as a University of Essex Online student. We’ve created a sample of our module “An Introduction to Operations Management”, which is free for you to interact with. Just click the….

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Caroline Bluemel 19th May 2017

7 reasons to study psychology

Psychology is a fascinating and challenging subject. However, many people don’t know that it also helps you develop a number of interpersonal skills and transferable workplace abilities. Not sure what to expect? Read on…   1. Develop subject-specific knowledge The most obvious reason to study psychology is the subject-specific knowledge you’ll gain and the insight you’ll develop into the mind,….

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Caroline Bluemel 12th May 2017

Become your own boss

Many people would like to be their own boss. This could be motivated by the desire to control their own work hours, to work from home whilst raising a family or simply to build something from scratch. Whatever the driving force behind the aspiration, what is universally true is that achieving this goal is hard work. As Steve Jobs famously….

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Caroline Bluemel 05th May 2017

Ten reasons to study for an MBA

An MBA is a highly recognised and respected qualification. However, there’s no denying that it requires a lot of hard work. The advantages to achieving an MBA far outweigh the effort though, as this week’s blog explains… 1. Acquire new skills and new perspectives The main motive for undertaking any education is the desire to learn something new. And an….

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Caroline Bluemel 28th Apr 2017

News: University of Essex Online celebrates 10-year anniversary

University of Essex Online today announces their 10-year anniversary as a leading online education institution. Formed as a partnership between the University of Essex and Kaplan Open Learning in 2007, University of Essex Online originally offered just one FdA Business and Management course with an initial cohort of 14 students. Ten years later, University of Essex Online offers over 25….

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Caroline Bluemel 25th Apr 2017

How to ‘network’ as an online student

Making friends and contacts is an important aspect of advancing your career. However, it’s a common misconception that building these bonds has to be done face-to-face. Modern technology allows you to grow relationships around the whole world, without even leaving your house. Not sure where to start? Here’s our guide to the most common tools you can use to build….

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Caroline Bluemel 21st Apr 2017

Do you have the right personality for online learning?

Do you have a flair for organisation? Or are you always rushing around at the last minute? Do you love reading and writing? Or can you think of nothing worse? Take our personality quiz and find out if you’re suited for online learning (or not!)… Online Form – Personality Quiz HTML Form Creator

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Caroline Bluemel 14th Apr 2017