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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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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 …

Man distance learning from home.

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 …

Glass office building.

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 …