We’ve been creating free short online courses since 2012, and have created more than 80 courses hosted on three partner platforms, Coursera, edX and FutureLearn. We’re fairly sure that we’re the only UK university to partner with all three of these major online course platforms! These partners and their websites are huge marketing machines, taking […]

Did you know that hiring for digital marketing roles has been growing nearly 33% year-over-year? As an MSc Marketing student at the University of Edinburgh, I found it no surprise that Linkedin has listed digital marketing as one of the fastest growing sectors in 2021 (source: CNBC). While the world has already been gradually leaving traditional media for digital over time, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly accelerated the process. Many marketers immediately scrambled to reach consumers through the […]

Sheep farmer

A farmer from China once spent 16 years teaching himself law in order to sue a big chemical firm for polluting his land. He used a dictionary to help him understand legal jargon.   In an ideal world, education would be accessible to people from all walks of life regardless of where they’re from, the language they speak, or their current level […]

Written by Vrinda Nain (Digital Marketing Intern at the ISG) on 7 September 2020   Under-representation of women in STEM   Women are instrumental in the development of technology. Throughout history, there have been many brilliant women like Ada Lovelace, Jean Bartik and several others who have contributed to the field of data science. They have paved the way for women in the […]

If you have recently graduated and are starting a new career or if you are thinking of switching careers, the University of Edinburgh offers tons of useful information related to career planning to online learners during and after completing their courses. This information would be a good starting point for anyone starting a new career […]

Myth busting marque

Guest post by Rachel Ashcroft, Digital Engagement Officer in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh Are online degrees easier than on-campus degrees? That’s certainly what some people would have you think about online learning. And it does seem as though there’s an assumption amongst a minority of prospective students that completing […]

Myth busting marque

Guest post by Rachel Ashcroft, Digital Engagement Officer in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh Online learning is a powerful tool. Our students are able to fit their studies around full-time jobs and family life, before graduating with a world-class degree from the University of Edinburgh. But how does online learning […]

6 recurring themes from World Conference on Online Learning

The theme for the World Conference on Online Learning which took place in Dublin in early November was “Transforming lives and societies” a theme which fits perfectly with one of the reasons we offer online degrees at the University of Edinburgh. I was delighted to have my abstract for a concise paper accepted for the conference. […]

Myth busting marque

Guest post by Rachel Ashcroft, Digital Engagement Officer in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh Misconceptions about online learning often lead to a snobbery that online degrees aren’t ‘real’ in some way. If a student hasn’t attended tutorials in person or physically handed in their assignments, then they were never really […]

Myth busting marque

Guest post by Rachel Ashcroft, Digital Engagement Officer in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh Many people are put off choosing to study an online degree because they believe that the experience will be an extremely lonely one. Indeed, it’s very easy to assume that online students don’t have the same opportunities […]

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