It’s definitely really worthwhile.

Although you are online, when you come to Essex for graduation it really puts it into perspective what you’ve actually done. Dedicate the time to it – it’s not really something that you can just slot in. You have to really make it part of your everyday life.

I know that Essex is a good university, and I know that you can do other online study options, but to have a degree with a respected university is what appealed to me. There were certain modules that I really enjoyed, like the Consumer Behaviour and Marketing Communications ones. But even the ones that I didn’t enjoy as much still had parts that I enjoyed.

I already had a part-time job doing marketing for a furniture company. I’m going to go full-time with that and I’m interested in doing a postgrad or seeing what options are available.

Angeline Guarin

I’d say to any non-UK student that’s worried they will feel like an outsider – fear not! Not only are UK-based students incredibly welcoming, but there are also so many other international students.

Julie Macey-Hewitt

The course has its challenges, but I am someone who thrives under pressure.  If it weren’t for the course and the supportive tutors I have come across, I would never have applied for my new role. 

Hei Chan

While a 9-to-5 office job is the norm in Hong Kong, I realised it wasn’t right for me and decided to switch career paths during the pandemic.