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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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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 …

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Can Distance Learning Build Your Resilience?

10th September 2020

We’ve been championing the cause of distance learning for years, so in anything resembling ordinary circumstances we would be relishing the news that the whole world has basically moved online. But since the hyper speed digital transformation we’re witnessing right now has been propelled by a global pandemic… not so much. However, sometimes a lightning strike during a dark night …

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5 Essential Skills for the Educational Leaders of Tomorrow

27th August 2020

Every imaginable industry has hurtled headlong into rapid transformation recently and the field of education is no different, although it was in a state of flux prior to the current health pandemic. Pre-existing challenges in education are still present and pressing. Whilst the return to physical learning environments post-lockdown will require new health and safety routines and procedures at all …

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WFH Forever: Is the Office Obsolete?

21st August 2020

For office-based employees, working from home has become the norm since the beginning of lockdown back in March. It has been an enjoyable break from the monotony of the office for some, while others have found the adjustment a considerable challenge. With the re-opening of non-essential venues like shops, restaurants, pubs and gyms, life appears to be returning to some …

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What Makes An Inspiring Healthcare Leader?

7th August 2020

As the world around us has changed beyond recognition, responses to the Coronavirus pandemic from across the globe have been personal, poetic and poignant. From the innovative ways people are connecting with one another under lockdown, to the heart-warming triumphs of heroes like Captain Tom Moore, the crisis has brought out the best in individuals who have been inspired to …

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What Does Distance Learning Look Like?

5th August 2020

Have you been hearing about distance learning but you’re not quite sure what it looks like in practice? Perhaps you’ve got an idea how it works but need more detailed information to decide how well it can fit into your lifestyle and blend with your family commitments? By the end of this blog you’ll have the lowdown on distance learning …