This interactive guide has been developed to support you in understanding what online learning is all about, whether it is for you and, if it is, how to prepare for your studies.

The first two chapters have been created to help you learn more about online learning with UDOL and what it's like to study with us.

  1. What is online learning?
  2. The benefits of online learning
  3. Preparing for your studies

Each chapter will take around half an hour to complete, depending on how much you want to dive into the information available. Progress is not tracked and you can move through each chapter at your own pace; as you progress towards becoming a student. You can also revisit each chapter as many times as you like.

The chapters will provide you with access to a range of resources; guides, videos and interactivities, to enable you to understand key information about the programme are you are interested in and to prepare for your studies with us.

So let’s get started. You can select the first chapter, or any of the chapters, by selecting the chapter heading below.

We are in the process of developing a further two chapters which will include information about preparing for your studies and key information you need to know before enrolling onto a course.

What is online learning?
In this chapter you'll find out what online learning is like, meet some of our students and find out how to become one of our learners.
The benefits of online learning
Go deeper into online learning and the support which will be available to you throughout your studies with us.
Preparing for Your Studies
In this chapter we will help you prepare to join the University of Derby as an online learning student.

If you have any questions, then simply get in touch with our friendly enquiry team by calling +44 (0) 1322 59 4000 or emailing: for information about courses or how to apply if you've already submitted your application.

Or you can sign up for one of FREE online events which are held on campus and also online.

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