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Gain a degree with WBDL

Gain a degree  with WBDL

CASE STUDY

08 Feb, 2018

Family, career, finance – all of these things can make studying for a degree feel impossible, especially if you throw a Forces lifestyle into the mix. However, there are ways to make it happen. The Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) at the University of Lincoln offers a range of work-based distance learning (WBDL) courses, enabling people to gain a degree without ever having to step on campus. Even better, this study route is often discounted against the traditional method.

Many distance learners are extremely talented and driven but may not have gone down the traditional routes, such as some senior leaders within the corporate world or military personnel who joined the Forces at an early age. In the past, they may have had to wait until much later in life before embarking on a qualification, but now they don’t have to – they can access their learning from wherever they are in the world at a time that suits them. Some of LIBS’ current learners have enrolled from South Africa, China and Afghanistan.

WBDL is not a new concept, but with the latest technological advancements it is more powerful than ever. With online virtual learning environments, a flexible personal tutor who is not bound by conventional working patterns and a good internet connection, anything is possible! Current popular study topics include business management, engineering management, logistics managements and human resources management. Research has already shown that an organisation that invests in its people in terms of development reaps the rewards in increased satisfaction, motivation and ultimately retention. If you are interested in accessing higher education from a distance, visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lbs/wbdl/ or email mhickerton@lincoln.ac.uk It could be a life-changing decision!

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