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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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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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4 Reasons To Study Applied Linguistics and TESOL MA

2nd September 2022

Have you ever wondered what drives language and its relevance to human behaviour? It might surprise you to know that there are many areas of language learning that you may not have considered from phonetics to syntax, semantics to morphology. If you have studied a relevant degree such as English or Foreign Languages or even have some practical experience working …

5 Reasons You Should Study a Masters in Education

5 Reasons You Should Study a Master’s in Education

10th January 2022

If you work in teaching, you’ll know that it’s one of the most rewarding professions.  But a teaching career can be incredibly challenging, so a passion for educating the next generation is a must. Maybe you’ve reached the point in your current role where the only way to progress is through furthering your own education. Or perhaps you have discovered …

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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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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 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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Future Fusion – What Does The New Normal Look Like For The Arts?

4th December 2020

No industry is unchanged by the events of 2020 – as each sector tries to reclaim some semblance of pre-pandemic life, our so-called ‘new normal’ presents its own unique challenges. This is particularly true of the arts, which have been deeply impacted by closures, social distancing measures and lack of funding in the past few months. But equally, they have …

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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 …