Being a naval chap, I thought that I was a broad, adaptable, comfortable manager.

However, as a mature student, the vagaries and pressures of work take priority and zap your energy, making the balance beyond work, between family and study even more precarious.

In maintaining the balance between work, study and home life, I learned that one has to set aside a period known as the “study period” and sacrifice being idle! Giving up free time simply means giving up time without purpose, a really neat trick of useful time management. And when in doubt, I sought the great bunch of tutors and student advisers at University of Essex Online.

Emily Wells

Although you are online, when you come to Essex for graduation it really puts it into perspective what you've actually done.

Grace Araba

I thought my dream of ever getting a college degree may not happen after all because of my age and time. However, I found University of Essex Online on the internet. The Admissions Adviser I spoke to was helpful, so I applied and was enrolled as a mature student.

Breshana Francis

The University of Essex Online law degree programme has developed and shaped my mind to think like a lawyer from the start of my studies.