Thursday, 7 August 2014

New entry route for BA(Hons) Business Administration (online)

Here at UH Online we understand that not all of our online students are from traditional study backgrounds, so now we are making entry onto our BA(Hons) Business Administration (online) course even more straightforward for you.

New entry route

If you are a mature student with GCSE English at C grade or equivalent, but don’t have the 300 UCAS points or equivalent required for traditional entry, we will offer you the chance to study three individual modules (one per semester) from the BA(Hons) Business Administration (online) course as a route to gain entry to the full programme.

Once you have completed and passed these modules, you would then progress onto the full degree course to complete it at the normal pace.

The three modules you study will be: 'Quantitative Methods for Business' and 'The Business Professional 1' and one further module selected by the Programme Tutor in liaison with you.

Even if you decide you don’t want to continue with the full degree course after completing the modules, you will still receive a notification of results to show your achievements and the University credits you have been awarded as a result.

A few terms and conditions

Normal module fees still apply

This entry route is only currently available for BA(Hons) Business Administration (online) currently, although if proven popular we will look into rolling it out for other courses.

Please note, progression is subject to approval from the Admissions Tutor.

If you’d like to study this programme using this new route, complete an application form and let us know you would like to be considered for this route. Send us your application in asap to be reviewed.

Helpful links

Get in touch if you have any questions about this new route, and our team will do their best to help.
    We look forward to seeing you online soon.

    Tuesday, 5 August 2014

    Master challenge: the UK food system


    The UK food system is increasingly globalised, which means it can often be prone to periodic scares and crises. UK consumers will be only too aware of the challenges of the food system, which they experience through rising food prices and scares about the provenance of meat products. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA), under the Global Food Security programme are funding five grants under the ‘Understanding the Challenges of the Food System’ call.

    Dr Faith Ikioda and Dr Wendy Wills and other colleagues at the University of Hertfordshire have
    received funding as part of this programme, to investigate the views and experiences of people aged 60+ in terms of how they acquire food.

    Increasingly people are living longer in the UK and predictions say this is set to continue. A significant minority of older people have ongoing health conditions and for those aged over 85 up to two thirds has a disability or limiting long term illness. These older people might therefore become vulnerable through the food that they eat and this is therefore a research priority in terms of impact on the UK food system, quality of life for individuals, better public health outcomes, reducing the burden of disease and disability not to mention the resultant economic benefits for the UK.

    The research will be undertaken over a two year period and will involve households of older people living in Hertfordshire and the surrounding area. For further information contact Dr Faith Ikioda or Dr Wendy Wills or visit http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events/press-releases/31583/master-challenge-the-uk-food-system.aspx.