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Every year hundreds of thousands of adults around the world take the opportunity to develop their careers by means of higher education….and the good news is that higher education is for everyone regardless of age. There really is no such thing as a ‘typical’ mature student although they tend to be defined as students aged 21 or over when they begin their studies. As far as we can generalise, around half the world’s students are aged between 21 and 24, 38% between 25 and 39 and 10% over 40 when they commence their courses. There are many different reasons for…


In recent years, the internet has opened the door to many students who are now able to study online and go on to earn their chosen degree. In a similar way, the internet and online job hunting has transformed the way graduates look for jobs, making their searches quicker, easier and a lot wider. If you want to make a success of online job hunting, you should be aware that there is an art to looking for work. Here are some tips on making the most out of your job search. Think Outside The Box Opportunities can pop up in the…


Many students wishing to study for a degree may be put off by the high costs involved and those who dream about earning a degree in the U.S., are often deterred as it is amongst the most expensive choices in the world. HSBC’s 2014 report on the costs of studying abroad in different locations revealed that the U.S. is the third most expensive option overall, behind Australia and Singapore. HSBC calculated that the average annual cost of study in the U.S., including tuition fees and living expenses, is US$36,564. If you multiply this figure by four for most undergraduate courses…


Did you know that online learning is better for the environment than conventional face-to-face learning? A recent study has found that producing and providing online learning courses consumes an average of 90% less energy and produces 85% fewer CO2 emissions per student than conventional face-to-face courses. Although many of us make small choices to help our environment, when you consider options for helping to keep our planet clean and green, what you may not realise is the impact that online learning can make. So just how beneficial is online learning to the environment? First of all, it reduces classroom time,…


Although distance learning may seem like a fairly new phenomenon which arrived with the advent of the internet, people have in reality been taking courses offered by distance instructors for hundreds of years. Some of the earliest distance learning on record dates as far back as 1728, offering to teach students how to write in shorthand through lessons sent to their home weekly. However, it was the development of postal systems both in the U.S. and abroad that brought about the true beginnings of distance learning as we know it today. The pioneers of distance education used the postal system,…


Online degrees are one of the success stories of business education as more and more students choose to pursue a distance degree from the comfort of their home. Thankfully, these days a new breed of degree programs from prestigious business schools are now entering the market, allowing online students the chance to study for a degree at leading institutions steeped in tradition, such as the University of South Wales. The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Lord Williams of Oystermouth is the Chancellor of the University of South Wales and was installed in a major ceremony on 14 April 2014. He…


We all know that learning can be a life long experience, but today’s hectic pace and ongoing demands can make it difficult for adult students to consider going back into education. Online education can provide you with an opportunity to take a degree course that will give you an edge in the workplace or open new career doors. Work By Day? Perhaps you are considering taking a step forward in your life and career and are planning to become a online college student because of the flexibility and convenience online education provides. Online students may have a day job or…


So, you’ve earned your MBA! By now you will already know that an MBA is a degree with a lot of scope. There are many areas that an MBA holder may choose to pursue, such as a director of an organisation, a product developer, an accounts manager of a large corporation or a business systems analyst of a high-tech company, to name but a few. Some MBA holders set up their own business as entrepreneurs and consultants. Overall, an MBA prepares people for management jobs and other leadership positions in the modern business world, particularly in the areas of finance,…


Many university students experience times of feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and ready to throw in the towel. If you ever feel that way, you should know that you are not the only one. Everyone’s experience as a student is different. The needs and expectations of an adult student and those who are studying for an online MBA are particularly unique. Not everybody is straight out of high school, for instance. However, we can all agree on the fact – that we took all our options into consideration and decided that higher education would be the best route for us, despite its…