Shaun Barbour, LLB (Hons) Law

Chiamaka Adline Igbokwe, MSc Infection Control

Monique Helou, Master of Public Health

Lee Skinner, LLM International Trade and Commercial Law

Aaron Le Boutillier, MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology

Kelly Bruce Dueck, MBA

Chantel Burrell-Harris, BA (Hons) Business and Management

William Annoh, MSc Business and Management

Adam Newman - LLB (Hons) Law with Business

The University of Essex Online has offered and delivered on flexible learning. The course structures are easy to follow, and I can fit my study around both work and family life.

Adolfo Gonzalez - PG Cert Education (Educational Practice)

The possibility to change your life is more tangible than you think. If you are working abroad in another country, I strongly advise studying an online qualification, to increase your career options and open up paths to achieve your goals.

Aisha Legge - Essex Online MBA

It was vital to me to set a good example to my kids, raising them as a single mum working full time I wanted them to see you are never too old to finish your education.

Andy Robertson - BA (Hons) Business and Management (Top-up)

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

Breshana Francis - LLB (Hons) 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.

Dariusz Paleczny - LLB (Hons) Law

You have to be disciplined, or learn how to be, as there is no one telling you that you have to study two, three or five hours today. The deadline is there, and you have to be ready.

Dr Obinna Orjingene - Master of Public Health (MPH)

I have been able to use the modules I am learning in my real-life work experiences which is amazing and makes studying a lot easier!

Emanuela Meloyan - LLB (Hons) Law

I was surprised to find out that you can gain your LLB via distance learning – and that it carries the same value as an LLB qualification gained on campus.

Emily Wells - BA (Hons) Business and Marketing

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

Erin Lovell - Essex Online 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.

Ezzat Habra - Essex Online MBA

You build many positive habits, like being very organised and punctual which is essential in many parts of life. It’s been a great journey filled with challenges and excitement.

Grace Araba - BA (Hons) Business and Management

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.

James Jordan-Hore - BA (Hons) Business and Management

Bear in mind the course is flexible if the ‘real world’ gets in your way, so you can take a break between modules – it is not a race. The university structure is such that if you are struggling in any aspect you can discuss it with someone: lecturers, student advisers are the front line, amongst others.

Jamie Wakeman - BA (Hons) Business and Management

I started my studies in 2012 and all was going smoothly in my career and with my education until 2015, when I discovered that I had a tumour.

Julie Macey-Hewitt - Master of Business Management (MBM)

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. 

Kairat Kabashev - MSc Project Management

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.

Katie Mitchell - BA (Hons) Business and Management

I joined the Army at sixteen years old having only taken the three GCSEs that I needed for my chosen trade. I am currently a Sergeant within the Royal Signals.

Maria Grecco - MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology

I work as a forensic psychiatrist in Argentina and this course has been amazing, it has really changed my life and my working practice.

Matt Clifton - BA (Hons) Business and Management

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.

Matthew Jones - BA (Hons) Business and Management

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

Michelle Franklin - CertHE Psychology

I was hesitant and put off doing this for years as I doubted my ability and didn’t feel confident enough but now I wish I had taken the leap years ago.

Naomi Mc Laughlan - BA (Hons) Business and Marketing

After considering whether I should share part of my personal story openly, I have come to the conclusion that my struggles over the past years may motivate somebody.

Obinna Orjingene - Master of Public Health (MPH)

I was looking after children who had fled armed conflict. It was here that I was convinced Public Health was the way to go to progress my career.

Oluwole Okanlawon - BA (Hons) Business and Management (Top-up)

Growing up in Nigeria, I always wanted to have a University education.

Paul Nicholson - BA (Hons) Business and Management

Learning through an online programme provided me with the flexibility I needed to manage my work and family life.

Serina Jonas - BA (Hons) Business and Management

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.

Tawa Bishi - BA (Hons) Business and Management

My life has changed for the better since studying for my business and management degree with the University of Essex Online.

William Annoh - Master of Business Management (MBM)

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

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Shaun Barbour, LLB (Hons) Law

Chiamaka Adline Igbokwe, MSc Infection Control

Monique Helou, Master of Public Health

Lee Skinner, LLM International Trade and Commercial Law

Aaron Le Boutillier, MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology

Kelly Bruce Dueck, MBA

Chantel Burrell-Harris, BA (Hons) Business and Management

William Annoh, MSc Business and Management

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Adam Newman - LLB (Hons) Law with Business

The University of Essex Online has offered and delivered on flexible learning. The course structures are easy to follow, and I can fit my study around both work and family life.

Adolfo Gonzalez - PG Cert Education (Educational Practice)

The possibility to change your life is more tangible than you think. If you are working abroad in another country, I strongly advise studying an online qualification, to increase your career options and open up paths to achieve your goals.

Aisha Legge - Essex Online MBA

It was vital to me to set a good example to my kids, raising them as a single mum working full time I wanted them to see you are never too old to finish your education.

Andy Robertson - BA (Hons) Business and Management (Top-up)

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

Breshana Francis - LLB (Hons) 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.

Dariusz Paleczny - LLB (Hons) Law

You have to be disciplined, or learn how to be, as there is no one telling you that you have to study two, three or five hours today. The deadline is there, and you have to be ready.

Dr Obinna Orjingene - Master of Public Health (MPH)

I have been able to use the modules I am learning in my real-life work experiences which is amazing and makes studying a lot easier!

Emanuela Meloyan - LLB (Hons) Law

I was surprised to find out that you can gain your LLB via distance learning – and that it carries the same value as an LLB qualification gained on campus.

Emily Wells - BA (Hons) Business and Marketing

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

Erin Lovell - Essex Online 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.

Ezzat Habra - Essex Online MBA

You build many positive habits, like being very organised and punctual which is essential in many parts of life. It’s been a great journey filled with challenges and excitement.

Grace Araba - BA (Hons) Business and Management

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.

James Jordan-Hore - BA (Hons) Business and Management

Bear in mind the course is flexible if the ‘real world’ gets in your way, so you can take a break between modules – it is not a race. The university structure is such that if you are struggling in any aspect you can discuss it with someone: lecturers, student advisers are the front line, amongst others.

Jamie Wakeman - BA (Hons) Business and Management

I started my studies in 2012 and all was going smoothly in my career and with my education until 2015, when I discovered that I had a tumour.

Julie Macey-Hewitt - Master of Business Management (MBM)

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. 

Kairat Kabashev - MSc Project Management

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.

Katie Mitchell - BA (Hons) Business and Management

I joined the Army at sixteen years old having only taken the three GCSEs that I needed for my chosen trade. I am currently a Sergeant within the Royal Signals.

Maria Grecco - MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology

I work as a forensic psychiatrist in Argentina and this course has been amazing, it has really changed my life and my working practice.

Matt Clifton - BA (Hons) Business and Management

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.

Matthew Jones - BA (Hons) Business and Management

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

Michelle Franklin - CertHE Psychology

I was hesitant and put off doing this for years as I doubted my ability and didn’t feel confident enough but now I wish I had taken the leap years ago.

Naomi Mc Laughlan - BA (Hons) Business and Marketing

After considering whether I should share part of my personal story openly, I have come to the conclusion that my struggles over the past years may motivate somebody.

Obinna Orjingene - Master of Public Health (MPH)

I was looking after children who had fled armed conflict. It was here that I was convinced Public Health was the way to go to progress my career.

Oluwole Okanlawon - BA (Hons) Business and Management (Top-up)

Growing up in Nigeria, I always wanted to have a University education.

Paul Nicholson - BA (Hons) Business and Management

Learning through an online programme provided me with the flexibility I needed to manage my work and family life.

Serina Jonas - BA (Hons) Business and Management

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.

Tawa Bishi - BA (Hons) Business and Management

My life has changed for the better since studying for my business and management degree with the University of Essex Online.

William Annoh - Master of Business Management (MBM)

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