How you'll learn using Distance Learning


Blackboard will play an important role in your online studies. It is a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used by top-ranking universities globally. It provides online access to course materials and learning resources.

Using the Blackboard software, you can:

  • Access important reference material, handouts, reading lists and web links
  • Talk to tutors and other students through online discussion boards and forums
  • Attend virtual presentations and tutorials
  • Discuss ideas, exchange information and join in with lively debates
  • Complete and submit your assignments with the support of online marking and feedback
  • Keep up-to-date with progress, course deadlines and announcements.

Resources and Facilities

Whether you're local or not, you're absolutely welcome to come onto campus to visit the library. It's open 24/7 at key times in the academic year. Remotely you can also access:

Library and eResources

Guidance Advisors

Careers Network

Discounted Software

Using the Virtual Learning Environment, I could submit coursework anywhere with an internet connection, even on a cycling holiday in Italy!

Mark Sherwood, Distance Learning Student