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9 Reasons to Study a Mental Health MSc

11th June 2021

That’s why it’s crucial to have trained and knowledgeable experts with the tools to prevent mental ill health and promote recovery in every part of our society. A Mental Health MSc could be your next step towards a career that tackles these challenges and shapes the future – if you’ve got what it takes, read these nine fantastic reasons to …

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10 reasons to take an Early Childhood Studies BA

21st May 2021

Working with children can be hugely rewarding – for many it’s a true vocation rather than merely a job. But if you’re a motivated to make a difference and are willing to listen and learn, an Early Childhood Studies BA Hons lays the foundation for a fulfilling career. If you think you’ve got what it takes this career path is …

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5 Post-Lockdown Positives We Can’t Wait For

12th May 2021

We almost dare not say it, but after a long, hard struggle, the UK seems to be making significant headway in the fightback against Covid-19. Vaccines are reaching different demographics, restrictions are easing and everyone’s taking tentative steps towards the post-pandemic era. We’re feeling cautiously optimistic and looking forward to rediscovering many of the simple things that we used to …

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10 Reasons You Should Study an MBA With Us

22nd April 2021

An MBA (or Master of Business Administration) is a valuable qualification for any aspiring manager, leader or entrepreneur. And with an MBA from ARU Distance Learning, you’ll master a range of skills and experiences which set you up for your career goals. So whatever your ambitions or experience, whether you’re nervous about returning to education, harbouring reservations about distance learning …

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5 Ways We Can Push Reset Post-Pandemic

25th March 2021

After a year of struggling to preserve some semblance of normality in the shadow of Covid-19, we’re still trying to process its impact on practically every aspect of life. For many of us, there’s never been a more visceral reminder that, as a human race, we’re all in it together. So as we try to adapt to the ‘new normal’, …

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5 Types of Students That Thrive As Distance Learners

11th December 2020

Have you ever thought about starting a distance learning degree, only to wonder if it could really fit comfortably around the demands of your lifestyle? Taking an online degree or diploma certainly requires discipline and commitment. However, if you’ll permit us a little toot on our own trumpet, the courses, learning environments and teaching methods used at ARU Distance Learning …

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Which Careers Let You Work From Home?

6th November 2020

If you’re one of the millions of employees working from home right now, you’re already well accustomed to the routine of lengthy email chains, last minute Zoom meetings and logging on and off from your own living room.  As of April this year, more than 46% of us were working from home. But if you were one of the 56% …

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Retro Future – How Adaptive Reuse Revives Awesome Architecture

30th September 2020

One of the most exciting aspects of working in construction and civil engineering is the opportunity to contribute to innovative projects which transform towns and cities for the better.  As bricks, mortar, steel, glass and other materials bind together to rise skywards in endlessly inventive ways, they don’t just change the physical appearance of their environment – they can breathe …

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Why Mental Health Is Crucial For Work, Rest and Play

16th September 2020

Public awareness on the paramount importance of mental health is on the rise. The issue has been front and centre in the media in recent years, with everyone from celebrities to the royal family joining the conversation. In schools and workplaces, positive changes are being implemented to tackle the stigma, address the causes and provide support for those struggling with …