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Our best blogs of 2018!

It’s been a busy 12 months here at University of Essex Online and our bloggers have been hard at work capturing every moment of it. So, grab a drink, sit back and join us as we take a look at some of our favourite blogs from 2018….… Our students shared their stories Let’s start with our amazing students. From refugee.... Read more

Annika McDonald 21st Dec 2018

Graduation 2018 - Awards presentation and the life of a Student Support Adviser!

Graduation day is a memorable and enjoyable day for many of our students but it's also an exciting day for our Student Support team. They get to see the students graduate who they have helped through the good times and bad. It's also often the first time our Student Support Advisers get to meet their students face-to-face. Our Student Support.... Read more

Annika McDonald 27th Jul 2018

Graduation Day 2018

It was a beautiful sunny day at the University of Essex as everyone gathered for the 2018 Graduation Day. The day was filled with laughter and celebration as 125 of our online students made the trip over to collect their hard-earned certificates and celebrate with their friends and families. It was a busy day for our students as they arrived.... Read more

Annika McDonald 20th Jul 2018

Visiting Colchester – a guide for graduation

It’s almost that time again, when our students get on trains or planes, don gowns and head to the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall on the University of Essex Colchester campus. For most of our students, this will be their first time in Colchester, and for some it will even be their first time in the UK! So we’ve put together.... Read more

Becky Ladley 13th Jul 2018

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.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 31st 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. The University of Essex Online team Our students had a packed schedule; they needed to collect tickets and robes, purchase souvenirs, chat with fellow students (and of course, take the.... Read more

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.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 14th Jul 2017

Top Undergraduate Business Graduate 2016 - Matt Clifton Interview

Matt Clifton and Head of Undergraduate Business, Katy Lever Here at University of Essex Online we always look forward to graduation day as it's our chance to meet our students and present our annual awards and prizes. And this year was no exception; a number of our students won awards, including the person we're interviewing today - Matt Clifton. Matt recently.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 25th Jul 2016

Alan Jenkins Memorial Award 2016 - Aisha Legge Interview

This prestigious award was newly-created for 2016 and is named after Alan Jenkins, our Managing Director who sadly passed away in 2015. It is a tribute to the values that he held dear, and is to be awarded every year to the graduate we believe has the most inspirational study experience story. The prize-winner may have struggled through difficult personal circumstances to complete their course,.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 22nd Jul 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 graduates

Thursday 14 July was another amazing graduation day for our online students. Over 30 students attended, many making long journeys and travelling from overseas with family and friends. It was an early start for many of our graduates as they needed to be at the campus in plenty of time to collect tickets and robes, not forgetting to purchase those.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 15th Jul 2016

Congratulations to our 2015 graduates

Graduation 2015: What an amazing day! 60+ students graduated in the class of 2015. Many travelled from far and wide (as far as Switzerland for some!) and made the journey to the Colchester campus at the University of Essex to experience their hard-earned graduation day. The sun made a valiant effort to shine for the class of 2015 and the.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 17th Jul 2015

Graduation 2014

Graduation is always a special day and this year was no exception. Here's our review of the big day... What a day! Last week, Wednesday 16 July, we joined our students on the University of Essex Colchester Campus for our 2014 graduation ceremony. The campus was buzzing with students from 8am and at 10am we filed into the Ivor Crewe.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 23rd Jul 2014

Graduation 2013

We were thrilled to congratulate all of our students who graduated in a magnificent ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus on Friday 19 July 2013. Students from the University of Essex Online courses were joined by their families and friends to attend the graduation ceremony which was held at 10am. There was a fantastic buzz on the Campus.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 29th Jul 2013