I set out to earn a living instead of studying, but despite this choice I always wanted to fulfil my ambition to have a qualification.

In August 2007, I set about furthering my education, to advance my business understanding and enrich my life skills; all from the comfort of my home.

My new-found knowledge and confidence have improved my career over the past four years, teaching me the ‘corporate speak’ and I feel qualified to belong to the corporate world.

My final objective on my PDP was for my daughter to look up to me and see me as a good example of a working mother with a developing career. Having my family at my graduation filled me with pride.

Matthew Jones

The lessons are truly global, with students and tutors participating from anywhere; Brazil, China, America, and the UK – all in real time.

Aisha Legge

I wish I’d started my MBA years ago. I feel like I’m part of a community.

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.