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Distance Learning

Getting ready to start

Flexibility is one of the key benefits of studying as a distance learning student. You'll be able to plan your studies around your existing commitments and study from anywhere in the world.

Before starting your course, make sure you have internet access and a reliable laptop. We want to avoid any technical problems that could hold back your course progress.

You will get the most out of your degree when you fully engage with all aspects of the course. We encourage you to take part in all online activities, interactive exercises and forum discussions, as well as make use of our extra-curricular services.

If you struggle to take part in any activities, please speak to your Student Success Advisor. They will offer support and advice to help you complete your studies successfully. Your course leaders recommend you set aside at least 15-20 hours of study time per week.

Shortly, you'll gain access to Blackboard, the University's e-Learning Platform (eLP). Familiarise yourself with the platform through your Digital Induction material. It will help you to prepare for the weeks ahead.

As part of your induction, you will receive an email invitation to attend a welcome webinar where you will:

  • Engage with your academic leads
  • Meet your Student Success Advisor
  • Identify a selection of services available to you
  • Interact with the other students on the course
  • Ask any initial questions you may have
  • We encourage you to make time to attend the webinar - it's a great opportunity to get your learning off to the best possible start.

Your Student Success Team will invite you to join webinars and online meetings. You won't have to pay a subscription fee to communicate with the team through these platforms.

Please explore the information below to get your Distance Learning journey with us off to the best start!

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