At the time of starting the BA, I was 18 years old, and in my last year of college.

It would have been really tough to access a campus-based university over an online study option.

I have taken on an LLB on campus now, so this was another commitment I had too. If I did attend the campus for four years, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I have today, especially studying another degree and college at the same time! My overall intention is to enter business law, combining both of my degrees.

I remember getting a referral to the University, in an email, and I was interested to find out more. I contacted the admissions advisers who informed me about the course, told me it would fit into a busy lifestyle, and that it was all online- this was fantastic! It allowed me to work in the comfort of my home, and new university, whilst managing other daily tasks, and studies too. Another reason was the fantastic student satisfaction rate; this was definitely encouraging and made me choose this university, over others.

Graduation for me can be described in one word – AMAZING! The day began with lots of introductions from fellow students, friends and staff members, which was nice. Then, the campus got busy with hundreds of other graduates- the atmosphere was incredible, like nothing I have ever experienced before. Everybody was so happy, friendly and welcoming, something that makes the day even more rewarding.

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Kairat Kabashev

It is a new step for me to obtain the next level in my career. I intend to gain specialist knowledge of project management and use it effectively in an international company.

Emily Wells

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

William Annoh

I've learnt a lot of things and I'm willing and ready to use them in my career path.