Tuesday, 24 September 2013

A word from the boss...

University of Hertfordshire Online web team photographs 13Feb 2013
Karen Barton
Head of UH Online, Karen Barton welcomes in the new academic year...

It seems odd to be thinking about a wishing everyone ‘Happy New Year’ in September, but a new year it is: a new academic year at least. And it is shaping up to be a good one.

Our team at UH Online have had a busy summer dealing with exam results; organising graduations; hosting online open days; and dealing with new applications and registrations to our established courses plus a crop of new programmes we’re offering for the first time this year.

Along with our Computer Science and Business degrees we will now be welcoming new students in Public Health, Mental Health & Social Inclusion, plus Engineering students from January too. It’s a truly international student group, with over 45 countries across the globe represented. And that’s one of the great advantages of studying one of our online courses: the chance to meet so many new people from every corner of the world.

So, if you’re new to the University of Hertfordshire and UH Online I’d like to welcome you to our University and your chosen programme. I’m sure you’ll love the opportunity to engage with fellow students from so many different cultures and share some of your local knowledge and professional experience of your own country with them too.

If you’re joining us again after the summer break, it’s great to have you back with us. I hope you are feeling refreshed and re-energised; looking forward to meeting old friends, making new ones and most of all enjoying the course. If you’ve been with us before, you’ll also notice that StudyNet has had a face lift. We think it’s terrific and hope you do too. We’d welcome your feedback on what you think of it to feed into further developments in the coming year.

uherts_18751173264In the meantime, and to get you back into the studying frame of mind, here are some useful tips from a student who recently took up an online course which might help you think about re-focussing again for the year ahead. What do you think? Is he right? Are there are any good tips you’ve found worked for you that you’d like to pass on? We’d love to hear from you!

We look forward to seeing you online.

Karen Barton

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