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What Can I Do with A Psychology Degree?

29th August 2023

 If you’ve ever considered studying psychology, you might be interested to know that there are a large variety of skills that can be applied to psychology degree jobs, giving you a wide range of career options. ARU’s Applied and Clinical Psychology BSc course is accredited by the British Psychological Society, and will capture your curiosity for the human mind, and …

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5 Employability Skills to Develop This Summer To Achieve Your Dreams

11th July 2023

For many, the summer time is usually a great period of reflection. With the warmer weather drawing in, it’s a great time to begin assessing your goals, hopes and dreams for the future.  A distance learning degree can offer you a skill-rich stepping stone into the role or industry of your dreams. We understand that finding the right degree to …

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5 Mental Health Jobs That Make a Difference

15th May 2023

With 1 in 8 adults receiving treatment for their mental health condition, it is hardly surprising there is a rising demand for mental health jobs. NHS England have reported a need to grow the mental health workforce by 27,000. A look at popular jobsite Indeed showed a total of 24,649 mental health job vacancies in the UK*, 15,057 of those …

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4 Reasons Why Early Years Jobs are Ideal for Your Next Career Move

4th April 2023

If you’ve ever wanted a career in working with children, working in early years jobs could be for you.  These rewarding career paths allow you to shape the lives of young people at one of the more important developmental stages, meaning that the care and education that you give will help to shape them into the people that they grow …

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How to Choose a Degree: 5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Course for You

10th March 2023

If you’re focused on advancing your existing career with specialist knowledge, choosing courses at university can help to achieve your potential and shape the career path you’ve always dreamed of. However, if you’re torn between a shortlist of favourites, or wondering which degree you will enjoy the most, some research can help you a long way towards deciding which path …

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Armed Forces Education and Returning to Civilian Life: The Guide

13th January 2023

Returning to civvy street is a transition that requires patience, not only from yourself, but from your loved ones too,  but change can be an incredibly positive thing. So with a little determination, and some forward planning, your military resettlement can become a rewarding new adventure.  Planning ahead will help to keep you focused for your return to civvy street. …

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Are You Ready for Online Learning? Our Guide To Get You Started

17th November 2022

Although online learning has increased in popularity in recent years, distance learning has been around since 1840, when Sir Isaac Pitman pioneered the mailing of assignments from his students back and forth to him for marking. Since then, the rise in computer technology has made online learning the ultimate convenient way to achieve a degree. If you’re interested in finding …

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4 Reasons to Study Leadership & Management in Health & Social Care

21st September 2022

The fields of health and social care are crucial in contemporary society, and work together to protect the most vulnerable. And yet, to some it may appear that there is a crisis of leadership. 99% of healthcare leaders surveyed by the NHS Confederation said they felt their local social care workforce faced a serious shortage, whilst concerns about delivery of …

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Dispelling 5 Common Myths About Distance Learning

19th August 2022

For distance learning students at ARU, an online degree is an opportunity to learn flexibly in accordance with your own commitments. It provides for many an alternative to the typical barriers of education – for mid-life career changers, parents and carers, armed forces personnel and many more, it is a chance to continue your academic and career progression in the …

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5 Distance Learning Degrees That Will Develop Your Leadership Skills

26th May 2022

Being a successful manager is highly rewarding; nothing beats the knowledge that you’ve lead a team to success. But finding the right person for the job isn’t always easy, and a Gallup poll found that this is something up to 82% struggle with. That said, leadership is best fostered through growth, and with a commitment to education and investment in …

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#WFH: How Has the Hybrid Working Model Evolved?

4th May 2022

As many companies across the world have adopted working from home as their new normal, it’s almost hard to imagine a world where the office-based 9-5 was once a staple of our daily routines.   And looking back, it’s even harder to imagine how an overnight change, at the time presumed to be temporary, has had such a seismic impact …

5 Reasons to study an online Project Management MSc

5 Reasons to Study an Online Project Management MSc

21st March 2022

The fast-growing field of project management is at the heart of many industries.    And project managers play a crucial role in bringing large-scale organisational operations to fruition. For that reason, it is a path rich with opportunity for those embarking on a project management career. And with a wide range of sectors seeking qualified project managers to lead a …