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.

Erin Lovell, MBA

I chose to study my MBA because I knew that ultimately, I'd like to own a number of businesses and work for myself.

Nicola Turner, BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice

My foundation degree has completely transformed my professional life, helping me develop my abilities, skills and the quality of work I produce.

Breshana Francis, CertCE Law

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.