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Spotlight on…. BSc (Hons) Business Psychology

Let’s take a closer look at one of our brand-new courses in psychology. What is it? Our new degree takes an in-depth look at the fascinating world of business psychology, where you’ll focus on real life situations in order to gain an understanding of the psychological behaviours of people in business or organisation contexts. In this course you will immerse….

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Annika McDonald 16th Feb 2018

7 reasons why we love online learning!

There are many things to love about online learning, from improving your career aspirations to meeting new friends. Here are our top 7 reasons why you should fall in love with online learning: 1. Location, location, location One of the great things about online learning is that you can do it anywhere you like, at home, abroad, on a beach….as….

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Annika McDonald 09th Feb 2018

Interview with our Head of Criminology, Dr Steph Alger

Later this month our brand-new PG Cert in Policing and Criminal Investigation will welcome its first students onto the course. So we thought we would catch up with our Head of Criminology, Dr Steph Alger, to find out more about this exciting new programme. Dr Alger completed her PhD in Criminology at the University of Manchester. Her thesis titled Inverting….

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Annika McDonald 02nd Feb 2018

Which Business pathway should I take?

Finance, HR, Managment and Marketing, with so many brilliant MSc Business pathways to choose from it can be difficult to know which is the best one for you. Well luckily for you we have complied a quiz to help! Just follow the steps below to discover which route would suit you best:   Online Form – Business Pathways Quiz

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Annika McDonald 19th Jan 2018

Beat those blues with online learning

Feeling a bit low? Want to do something productive but don’t know where to start? Fear not, there’s something you can do to boost your self-esteem! Our Head of Psychology, Sarah Thurgood, gives her top five reasons why studying online can not only get you ahead in your career, but it can also improve your health and wellbeing.   A….

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Annika McDonald 14th Jan 2018

University of Essex Online launches two new psychology programmes

University of Essex Online today announces the launch of two new psychology programmes: BSc (Hons) Business Psychology and BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology. These courses are 100% online and part-time and are to be validated by the University of Essex. During the two internationally-focused programmes, students will explore the rapidly-expanding fields of business psychology and criminal psychology while also developing a….

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Annika McDonald 12th Jan 2018

"My son's future will be bright" - How one mum is juggling parenthood and online study!

As a parent you probably feel like you never have a moment to yourself. But having children shouldn’t stop you achieving something amazing in 2018. Did you know we have lots of students who choose to study online whilst juggling parenthood and a job? Yes, we think they must be superheroes too! One of those students is Jenny* a single….

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Annika McDonald 05th Jan 2018

Test your Christmas knowledge!

Think you know your baubles from your Brussel sprouts? It’s time for our University of Essex Online Christmas quiz! Gather all your friends and family to test your knowledge at this magical time of the year. Our quiz includes fun questions that relate to the subject areas covered in our online courses. And you‘ll get all the answers after you….

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Annika McDonald 22nd Dec 2017

Studying while pregnant – our top tips

Have you just found out that you’re pregnant? Or are you a student who is considering starting a family in the future? Pregnancy is an exciting and life-changing time. However, it doesn’t mean that your studies must come to an end. Over the years, our Student Support team have helped dozens of students to achieve their qualifications while pregnant. Want….

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Caroline Bluemel 15th Dec 2017

8 reasons why our short courses could be the answer to your study worries

With working hours getting longer and personal time getting shorter, committing to studying for a four-year degree can seem like a tough choice. But did you know that we have qualifications you can gain in less than a year? If you want to try online learning but don’t have the time to commit to years of studying, then our short….

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Annika McDonald 08th Dec 2017