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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

7 mistakes that online students make – and how to avoid them

Online study is exciting, challenging and extremely rewarding. However, before you consider starting a life-changing degree programme it’s a great idea to educate yourself about some of the common mistakes that online students make – and how to avoid them!   1. Problems with time management Managing your time is a vital skill for online and part-time students, especially if….

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Caroline Bluemel 27th Jan 2017

Getting to grips with journal entries and reports

At University of Essex Online, we assess our students’ understanding of a topic through a combination of assignments, online forum discussion posts and journal reports. And although most people have experience with keeping a journal or diary, our tutors definitely aren’t looking for a Bridget Jones-style confessional piece of text. Not sure what an academic journal is? Read on…  ….

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Caroline Bluemel 20th Jan 2017

What is a Top-up degree?

What is a Top-up degree? What do you top up? And what are you topping it up to? This week’s blog answers some of the most common questions we receive about our undergraduate Top-up degree courses…   What is a Top-up degree? A Top-up degree is equivalent to the final year of an undergraduate degree. These courses are aimed at….

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Caroline Bluemel 13th Jan 2017

17 quotes to inspire you in 2017

We all need a little inspiration every now and again. And with the new year being the perfect time to start considering studying online, here are 17 powerful quotes* about education…   1.  Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. George Washington Carver 2.  An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin 3.  Education….

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Caroline Bluemel 06th Jan 2017

Interview with our Head of Criminology, Dr Michael Lewis

This week, we’re interviewing our Head of Criminology, Dr Michael Lewis. Michael completed his PhD in Forensic Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire. During this time he worked as an Associate Lecturer teaching on the undergraduate Psychology programme. He was later employed by the University of Leicester to lecture on their MSc in Forensic Psychology. Michael has also worked….

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Caroline Bluemel 16th Dec 2016

Online vs. offline: What's the difference?

There are all kinds of misconceptions and confusion about the world of online learning. This week’s blog helps to dispel some of the myths… scroll over the images below to discover the key differences between online and offline learning. The classroom     With technology allowing us to communicate and work almost anywhere these days, there’s no need to restrict learning….

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Caroline Bluemel 08th Dec 2016