Over 25% of UK Jobs Available Only to Graduates
25th April 2013
A recent study suggests that in the wake of a flat UK economy, there is an increased demand for skilled workers in the job market, with more and more employers looking for graduate labour to drive economic growth.
Do Online Learners Miss Out on the Campus Student Experience
9th April 2013
In February, Universities Minister David Willetts urged the academic community to recognise that "online learning has the potential to be one of the UK biggest export opportunities". Our recent increase in application figures certainly supports that prediction.
“I’m now doing a degree on my terms, in a way that suits me.”
7th March 2013
Jonathan Smith (20), from Thame joined RDI in January 2013 to study for a BA (Hons) Business degree.
Applications for online degrees up 59%
5th March 2013
Online learning provider RDI has announced a 59% increase in applications for undergraduate degrees.
The Great Value of Lifelong Learning
25th February 2013
A recent Government report found that the UK’s future economic success would depend on the skills and contributions of older workers, as one in four people is predicted to be over 65 by 2033.
Technology Creates Demand for New Ways of Learning
13th February 2013
The impact of the technological revolution on the future of higher education has received extended coverage across all media channels, with journalists emphasising the various alternatives for students, ranging from apprenticeships, to online distance learning.
Beat Blue Monday with online distance learning
21st January 2013
Today is the third Monday in January, most commonly known as Blue Monday, or “the most depressing day of the year”, gaining a lot of coverage in the media.With online distance learning, however, Blue Monday is just media hype!
RDI launches Your favourite Student Online Community
18th January 2013
RDI is excited to announce the launch of its brand new initiative, an online student community, codenamed “Spark”.
New Year, New Course, New You!
11th January 2013
The true cost of a university degree today
9th January 2013
Recent studies conducted by The Independent on Sunday reveal that the true cost of a university degree studied with a traditional education provider will be up to £100,000 for today’s students because of the interest charges, and several other fees.
Spread the word to help others enjoy a great online experience in the New Year
3rd January 2013
Are you one of the thousands of people who are enjoying a flexible distance learning experience with RDI? Help your friends and family do the same and change their world in the New Year through distance learning.
New January intake is now open!
2nd January 2013
RDI’s January intake is now open to students around the world. The new intake provides an early opportunity to enrol onto a UK university qualification by online distance learning, beating the usual autumn rush.
Education innovation turning Christmas gifts into qualifications
2nd January 2013
As thousands begin to enjoy their new tablets, Kindles and smartphones, a leading distance learning provider is helping people put their Christmas gifts to good use.
Students turn away from education in university campuses
14th December 2012
Earlier today it has been announced that more than 54,000 prospects have decided not to continue with their university applications, a record fall in the number of prospects accepting UK university places.
Improvements in the learning experience for RDI Caribbean students
11 December 2012
There is some exciting news for all Caribbean and USA applicants looking to enrol with RDI.
Have you put a smile on somebody’s face today?
11th December 2012
Many of our students know colleagues, friends, or family members who could benefit from achieving their UK university qualifications by online distance learning. Now, RDI empowers you to help others change their world through the ever-popular Refer a Friend scheme.
Fully Funded Degrees now Available for Distance Learners
7th December 2012
The increase in tuition fees from UK universities, as of September 2012, has received extended coverage across all media channels, with journalists emphasising the various funding options made available to students. Amongst these, Student Cash Point has just published an article summarising the current situation of distance learners in England.
30 students graduate with their MBA today and it could be you next!
6th December 2012
We are delighted to send our congratulations to over 30 students who are graduating today with their prestigious MBA from Bradford University School of Management. We are happy to play our part in enrolling these students to help them achieve their goals.
UK university applications going down, RDI applications going up
29th November 2012
The number of applications to study in UK universities has fallen by 8% compared to 2011, and is the lowest for at least six years, as more and more students are put off by the high tuition fees.
RDI puts Students at the Centre of Learning
27th November 2012
At RDI, Student Representatives play a significant role in creating the liaison between staff and students, and ensuring that all students’ voices are heard.
Using online technologies for effective learning
21 November 2012
If you are looking to enrol on a distance learning qualification, here are a few key tips which might help you succeed.
Begin the path to your degree before Christmas
19 November 2012
Whether you have not shaped your professional path yet or you need a qualification to advance your career, applying to begin your Higher National Diploma before Christmas means you can get ahead of those students waiting to begin their degrees next autumn.
Finally, a level playing field for distance learners
16 November 2012
It's been a long time coming but this autumn heralds a new era for UK education. For the first time, students who want to study for their degree online have the same entitlement to tuition fee loans as those studying full time at university.
RDI Career aspirations and Routes to Achievement Survey
16th November 2012
The Career aspirations and Routes to Achievement Survey conducted by RDI throughout October had a very high response rate, with over 4,000 people participating from all over the world.
Loans for online courses
15 November 2012
Students who want to study for their degree online are able to get tuition fee loans for the first time, thanks to changes to student funding.
iLearn goes truly mobile
14 November 2012
Students can now browse all their learning materials, support forums and interact with other students through their iPad and iPhone. Plus, students can easily transfer all their learning materials to their Kindle.
UK university qualifications for ex-military personnel
13th November 2012
RDI and Forces Recruitment Services have worked together to bring a range of university accredited qualifications to ex-military personnel.
On your marks, get set, submit!
7th November 2012
The Assessment registration for the January Examination Period is now LIVE!
Free degree competition - winner announced
30th October 2012
Early this year RDI and notgoingtouni.co.uk joined forces to offer one lucky student the opportunity to study their university degree for FREE by distance learning – saving a potential £27,000 in tuition fees compared to campus study. Following a rigorous and closely contested judging process, RDI are pleased to announce that the winner of the fully funded degree is Rose Mortimore from Plymouth.
Hurry, the October intake deadline is fast approaching!
29th Ocotber 2012
The new intake for many of RDI’s courses is due to start on the 31st of October! This intake has already proved to be extremely popular this year, with limited places remaining, as Higher Education faces an increased shift towards distance learning.
How the digital revolution is changing education
26th October 2012
There has never been a better time for online education. With English being the second most spoken language on the globe and the expansion of the digital revolution in the past 10 years, UK university qualifications studied by online distance learning have the attention of students from all over the globe.
Massive online universities to charge tuition fees
25th October 2012
Online university platforms represent a new model of online education, with top-ranked universities and educational institutions across the world offering free access to courses.
The new RDI prospectus is now available
19th October 2012
RDI - the distance learning specialists - focus on keeping students informed on how to get the most from their education by constantly reviewing the content available to prospects and students. A prospectus is one of the most valuable resources where you can find detailed information about distance learning courses.
RDI Distance Learning Student Success Surpasses All Expectations
10th October 2012
Recent module statistics show that the average module pass rate for over one thousand RDI students taking their MBA and BA degree assessments in July 2012 is an astonishing 91%!
Body Language Tics That Could Cost You The Interview - And The Job
9th October 2012
Within the first minute of meeting a hiring manager, a candidate’s body language messages make more of an impact than the words used during the interview. For this reason, any physical habits, such as body posture, or facial gestures, which in everyday life would be harmless, can become a distraction in an interview setting.
Working twenty-somethings drive demand for online degrees
8th October 2012
Demand for online degrees with UK universities is up 38% on 2011 – and the average age of students has dropped significantly, from 30 to just 24. With traditional campus university tuition fees rising up to £27,000 for a three-year course, UK distance learning degrees are an increasingly attractive option. RDI has seen UK applications for online degrees rise by 38% in the last year.
Active Learning in the Online Environment
2nd October 2012
Research has shown time and again that students will only process lecture information for around 20 minutes at a time. This means that the remaining 40 minutes of every hour spent in a traditional lecture is wasted. However with modern online distance learning students now have the power and the flexibility to customise their learning styles to fit around their lives.
The higher value of education worldwide: Increasing trend of higher education attainment around the world
26th September 2012
A recent news article suggests that the global economic crisis has led to significant shifts in education levels, with more and more individuals pursuing higher levels of education than in previous generations.
National Student Finance Day
20th September 2012
Today is National Student Finance Day, and the distance learning experts - RDI - are keen to let all students know that campus study isn’t the only government funded option.
UK Government Funding available from September 2012 onwards
8th August 2012
For the first time ever students in England will have access to funding for their undergraduate course.
RDI Spring Competition - Winner announced!
17th May 2012
We asked you what inspired you to study and were overwhelmed with your stories.
RDI Spring Competition - Win an iPad 3!
12th April 2012
RDI are celebrating this Spring by giving one lucky Facebook fan a present - an iPad 3!
Milestone reached in online modules
27th March 2012
This month RDI have reached 400 modules available to study through ilearn.
RDI Career Aspirations and Routes to Achievement Survey
27th March 2012
Over 5000 people from all over the world participated in our Career Aspirations& Routes to Achievement Survey.
RDI Appoint Academic Director
9th March 2012
We are pleased to welcome to the RDI team John Vaughan as Academic Director.
Breaking news - New degree and MBA programmes available
7th March 2012
RDI is pleased to announce the expansion of degrees, Masters and MBAs offered in partnership with ARU.