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What is a portfolio career, and could it be right for you?

23rd May 2024

Once upon a time, a career meant one job at a time, bagging that promotion, and climbing the corporate ladder. It’s certainly what a traditional career looks like but more recently another type of career has emerged and is becoming increasingly popular. It’s called a portfolio career and with it is a shift in attitude in how we work and …

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Distance Learning Alumni Survey 2023

13th March 2024

Distance learning has become increasingly popular. The advantages of flexible learning, not having to commute, and advanced blended learning techniques means the profile of the traditional university student is also changing. Now more than ever, lifelong learning via online degrees means that adults who are working full-time and raising a family, can juggle studying alongside these other life commitments. But …

10 Jobs that Help People

31st January 2024

When considering future career paths or switching professions, there’s lots to consider. You may want a job that gives better work life balance. You may look at jobs that command a high salary. For some people it’s looking for jobs that make a difference. Here we look at 10 jobs that help people and why you might consider choosing a …

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7 Habits of Highly Effective People Summary for Distance Learners

25th January 2024

Best-selling self-help book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey, looks at how a person can improve themselves and achieve their goals through a ‘principle-centred approach’. Covey argues that these results are sustained because these habits address a person’s character rather than their personality. What are the 7 habits and what’s the difference between character ethics and …

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5 Reasons to Study Business Management Courses Online

11th January 2024

In today’s fast-paced and dynamic business landscape, the demand for skilled professionals with a strong understanding of business management techniques and practices is higher than ever. Individuals who are intent on climbing the career ladder, or embarking on an entrepreneurial venture, are preferring to pursue business and management courses via distance learning. Studying business management courses online comes with a …

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Upskilling and Reskilling: 5 Ways to Develop New Skills in the Workplace

11th January 2024

Upskilling and reskilling are increasingly popular buzzwords that are floated around companies of all industries. While they are similar, it’s important to note that they are two distinct areas of self-improvement that have different purposes and methods.  In fact, reports indicate that 62% of HR directors believe that workers will need to upskill or reskill at least once a year …

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5 Essential Tips for Achieving Your New Year Goals in 2024

20th December 2023

As New Year approaches, many potential and existing students are setting ambitious goals for 2024, hoping to strike the all-important balance between academic achievements, career advancement, and time for self-care.  New Years is the ideal time to reflect upon personal and professional growth, setting the stage for success in the months to come. Achieving your New Year goals can seem …

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How to Gain Recognition in the Workplace

30th November 2023

When you were a child, you may have been told “nobody likes a show-off”, but self-aggrandisement and self-promotion in the work environment are two different things.  Have you wondered how to get reward and recognition in the workplace? Here are twelve things you can try: Go the extra mile Upskill and improve your qualifications Become the expert Take up new …

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5 Reasons to Study Medical Education

22nd November 2023

Medical education plays a crucial role in shaping the future of the healthcare industry. As the demand for skilled healthcare professionals continues to rise, the need for proficient medical educators becomes increasingly essential. Distance learning is a powerful tool for obtaining a medical training degree and for preparing individuals to become medical educators themselves. Whether you’re thinking of a postgraduate …

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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 …