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What technology do I need to be an online student?

Studying online spares students from many of the associated costs of campus study. But while you’re saving on travel expenses, student accommodation rent and textbook costs, there are still a few essential (and nice-to-have) tools you’ll need as an online student. Learn more…   The essentials A laptop or computer Not surprisingly, a laptop or computer is at the top….

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Caroline Bluemel 07th Apr 2017

Why infection control is important

Infection control has a long and colourful history; in this week’s blog we’ll discuss the start of this discipline, its modern-day applications and why training in this area is so important.   The beginning of infection control Modern-day infection control is widely considered to have been created by Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis in the 1840s. As Director of the maternity clinic….

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Caroline Bluemel 31st Mar 2017

7 transferable skills you’ll develop by studying law

Many people think that a law degree is only suitable for those who wish to pursue a career in law, but this couldn’t be further from the truth; studying this exciting and challenging discipline helps you develop a number of valuable transferable skills that will support you in almost any career. These include…   1. Negotiation A key part of….

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Caroline Bluemel 24th Mar 2017

How to ask your employer to fund your education

  Asking your employer to cover the cost of a course can be nerve-wracking. But as long as you approach it in the right way, there’s no reason to be anxious. Here are our top tips for success… Do your research 1. It’s important to find out whether your company is likely to want employees with the qualification you’re looking….

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Caroline Bluemel 17th Mar 2017

“Do you get a ‘real’ degree?” and 5 other common concerns about online learning

If you’ve never studied online before, it’s only natural to be cautious about the quality and authenticity of this new experience. Here at University of Essex Online, we’re used to hearing these fears from potential students and we’d like to reassure you that there’s nothing to worry about. Here are our responses to the most common concerns students have about….

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Caroline Bluemel 10th Mar 2017

What are the career options with a psychology degree?

A psychology degree is a hugely versatile qualification that will prepare you for a wide range of careers. The modules on our recently-launched undergraduate course cover a broad range of subject-specific topics, giving you the perfect foundation for many psychology-focused professions. They also help you to build on more generic, career-focused, transferable skills. Careers related to psychology are extremely wide-ranging; graduates may….

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Caroline Bluemel 03rd Mar 2017

Health tips for online students

Managing a career and caring for a family is hard work; add on the extra pressure of learning online and students often find that their own welfare is forced to take a back seat. Sound familiar? Here are some great tips for taking care of your mind, body and soul…   Watch your diet When your time and energy is….

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Caroline Bluemel 24th Feb 2017

News: University of Essex Online launches new BSc (Hons) Psychology

University of Essex Online today announces the launch of their BSc (Hons) Psychology, a 100% online and part-time programme validated by University of Essex. This new undergraduate degree course has been created to appeal to both UK and international students, with modules covering a range of relevant and evidence-based topics. The course will provide students with a fascinating insight into….

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Caroline Bluemel 17th Feb 2017

5 TED Talks every online student should watch

Studying online is exciting and rewarding but there’s no denying it requires a lot of hard work and dedication. Are you an online student who’s feeling a little overwhelmed or demotivated? Then let these inspiring TED Talks remind you why you should never, ever give up…   1. 8 secrets of success By Richard St. John (3:30) Analyst Richard St. John condenses….

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Caroline Bluemel 10th Feb 2017

How to create your perfect study space

Studying online gives you a huge amount of freedom; you can learn on your morning commute, in your lunch hour or even on a sun lounger by the pool (if you’re lucky!). However, when deadlines are looming it’s a great idea to create a dedicated study space where you can really knuckle down to your work. Not sure where to….

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Caroline Bluemel 03rd Feb 2017