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7 Time Management Tips for Distance Learners

22nd June 2021

Distance learning offers a unique opportunity to study at your own pace. Because of this, it’s ideal for those with busy lifestyles and demanding commitments who couldn’t otherwise squeeze a new qualification into their already hectic schedules. For many distance learning students time management can be the main challenge. How do you fit your learning into your routine whilst making …

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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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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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10 Reasons To Study Armed Forces Degrees With Us

22nd January 2021

Serving in the UK Armed Forces? Looking for a flexible online degree or qualification that enhances your career prospects in service or smooths your path towards civilian life? With a range of MOD-approved qualifications designed especially for Army, Royal Navy and RAF personnel, accessible entry and funding criteria, and our first-rate learning management system, teaching standards and vocational value, an …

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5 Silver Linings of 2020

17th December 2020

We hope our final blog of the year finds you well!  Most of us will be delighted to bid this year goodbye and good riddance. But with the approval of a vaccine in the UK and plans already in motion to roll it out, there is hope on the horizon!  Amidst all the fragility and frustration there have been several …

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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% …