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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

University of Essex Online launches three new Masters degree pathways: Finance, Human Resources and Marketing

University of Essex Online today announces the launch of three new Masters degree business pathways: MSc Business with Finance, MSc Business with Human Resources and MSc Business with Marketing. All three programmes are 100% online and part-time and are to be validated by the University of Essex. University of Essex Online’s existing MSc Business and Management degree is an extremely….

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Caroline Bluemel 04th Aug 2017

Graduation 2017 - Awards presentation and interviews

Every single one of our graduates has achieved something incredible by studying online for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. We take our hats off to you! But on our annual graduation day, we also like to recognise those who have taken their studies to the next level and done something truly inspirational. Our University of Essex Online prizes are awarded to the top….

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Caroline Bluemel 31st Jul 2017

World Hepatitis Day 2017

  On the 28th of July every year World Hepatitis day takes place. The aim of the day is not only to raise awareness of viral hepatitis but also to influence real change on a global scale.  Viral hepatitis is one of the leading causes of deaths worldwide, accounting for 1.3 million deaths per year1. The importance of public health….

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Caroline Bluemel 28th Jul 2017

Graduation 2017 – celebrations, champagne and (a brief) cloudburst

Graduation 2017 was an inspiring and emotional day for our online students (and staff!). Over 80 online students from around the world attended, accompanied by their families and closest friends. Our students had a packed schedule; they needed to collect tickets and robes, purchase souvenirs, chat with fellow students (and of course, take the obligatory graduation selfie!). The ceremony started….

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Caroline Bluemel 21st Jul 2017

Graduation day tips for online students

  Graduation day is the highlight of the year for the University of Essex Online team because we get to watch our online students receiving recognition for all their hard work. We’ll soon be attending our seventh(!) graduation event at the Essex Colchester campus and over the years we’ve discovered a few tips and tricks to make the day stress-free….

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Caroline Bluemel 14th Jul 2017