What’s your real learning persona?

Discover what’s really important to you by using our quick and simple persona profiler. It will help you uncover what makes you tick and what study options might be best for you, your career and your life.

The following 10 statements cover different topics that people have told us about themselves.

To help us build your persona, simply tell us to which extent you agree or disagree. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers.

I am really excited by anything to do with digital technology

  • Disagree strongly
  • Tend to disagree
  • Neither agree not disagree
  • Tend to agree
  • Agree strongly

Making money is what drives me most in life

  • Disagree strongly
  • Tend to disagree
  • Neither agree not disagree
  • Tend to agree
  • Agree strongly

Interacting with people online is just as good as meeting them face-to-face

  • Disagree strongly
  • Tend to disagree
  • Neither agree not disagree
  • Tend to agree
  • Agree strongly

A university / college is like a brand: I want to feel proud to say I have studied there

  • Disagree strongly
  • Tend to disagree
  • Neither agree not disagree
  • Tend to agree
  • Agree strongly

I am quite good at motivating myself when I need to study

  • Disagree strongly
  • Tend to disagree
  • Neither agree not disagree
  • Tend to agree
  • Agree strongly

My family puts a lot of value on academic achievements

  • Disagree strongly
  • Tend to disagree
  • Neither agree not disagree
  • Tend to agree
  • Agree strongly

Getting a degree / a further qualification would make me progress faster in my career

  • Disagree strongly
  • Tend to disagree
  • Neither agree not disagree
  • Tend to agree
  • Agree strongly

I worry about ending up with a student debt that might burden me for the rest of my life

  • Disagree strongly
  • Tend to disagree
  • Neither agree not disagree
  • Tend to agree
  • Agree strongly

I believe that studying for an online degree gives you a proper university experience

  • Disagree strongly
  • Tend to disagree
  • Neither agree not disagree
  • Tend to agree
  • Agree strongly

If I study in the future, I will need to stay geographically close to home

  • Disagree strongly
  • Tend to disagree
  • Neither agree not disagree
  • Tend to agree
  • Agree strongly

Based on your responses, you are likely to be a...

Hard-Working Careerist

Hard-Working Careerist

You want to progress your career through supportive reputable modern education, but find that life gets in the way, especially when it comes to finding time or funding. With a thirst for knowledge and great business acumen, you embrace change and how technology can enhance your career and personal life. A self-motivated learner, you take control of your own development but enjoy collaboration to make the most of every opportunity.

19% of people are just like you

Sound familiar?

I would like to study but... can I really do it around all my other commitments?

How Arden helps
Hard-Working Careerists like you

  • Career support, accredited qualifications and applied learning increase the impact on your career.
  • Flexibility of study allows you to work around your job and other commitments.
  • Modern study delivered through the latest technology means engaging and interesting ‘on the go’ study for you.

We say...

“You can study for your Degree, Masters or MBA in just one evening or a few days a week on campus or chose to go completely flexible and study by online distance learning. Our workplace focused qualifications offer full tutor support and enable you to work full-time around your studies. Our fees are lower than the average university course, and with student loans available and flexible pay-as-you-go options, you don’t need to worry about your finances.”

Based on your responses, you are likely to be a...

Social Learner

Social Learner

With your career ahead of you, the solid foundations that you have already built are testament to the hard work and dedication that you have for learning. You have a thirst for knowledge and a determination to improve yourself, so choosing an educational establishment that can meet your needs is essential. Whilst learning is at the top of your agenda, the social benefits of being with like-minded individuals holds considerable attraction as you look to increase your independent skills…whilst having some fun along the way.

13% of people are just like you

Sound familiar?

I want to feel I am going to uni in the most smart and flexible way possible that will impress employers, my friends and family alike.

How Arden helps
Social Learners like you

  • One or two days a week of expert tuition on an exciting and thriving campus.
  • Enjoy both online and offline support and resources for increased study flexibility and engagement.
  • Accredited programmes and focused tuition, all at a lower cost, offers you greater value from your studies.

We say...

“Blended learning offers the face-to-face on-campus tuition you need to succeed. You get to meet and study with like-minded students on-campus whilst tutorials are concentrated around one or two days a week or even once a fortnight and there are significantly lower costs than full-time on-campus study. It’s a truly special learning experience delivered by flexible learning experts, plus Arden offers accredited programmes too.”

Based on your responses, you are likely to be an...

Independent Improver

Independent Improver

Whilst you have a desire to improve your career and understand the benefits that a degree could bring, the potential cost and time implications are a worry. As an individual who enjoys all forms of communication from social media to face to face, you will benefit from a structure that is flexible and gives you the support you need to confidently achieve your goals.

16% of people are just like you

Sound familiar?

I am not sure how to make studying work for me, but I know I need to develop myself and move forward.

How Arden helps
Independent Improvers like you

  • Lower costs, loan funding and more flexible ways to pay, mean you remain in control of your finances throughout your studies.
  • Friendly on-campus support, excellent campus facilities and a first-class study environment to learn in.
  • Non-standard entry and foundation year options means we assess your unique qualities individually.

We say...

“Blended learning gives you the flexibility you need whilst offering one-to-one support and a structured plan to ensure you have the tools to keep on track. You get to meet and study with like-minded students on-campus whilst tutorials are concentrated around just one or two days a week and there are significantly lower costs than full-time on-campus study. It’s a truly special learning experience delivered by flexible learning experts where you can uncover your real potential.”

Based on your responses, you are likely to be a...

Digital Achiever

Digital Achiever

A highly motivated and confident individual, you have a clear objective for your future career and want to excel in your chosen path. Being organised and in control is essential, whether working independently or collaboratively with others. Being connected helps you stay ahead of the game, and you use new technology in your work and private life to help you, enjoying the freedom and flexibility that digital devices deliver.

10% of people are just like you

Sound familiar?

I must ensure my study choices help me to reach the very top and stand out from the crowd.

How Arden helps
Digital Achievers like you

  • Accredited courses with expert tuition and applied thinking means you take your learnings directly into your work.
  • The latest in online digital learning which delivers a richer and more engaging experience and allows you to tailor your own studies to your needs.
  • Collaborate with other like-minded students to problem solve, learn and develop new solutions.

We say...

“We give you the tools to realise your potential. Choosing from a range of industry accredited Degrees, Masters and MBAs, you have access to a whole range of modern learning materials delivered using the latest engaging and rich media. Choosing online distance learning study gives you complete flexibility when to study, but still allows rewarding collaboration with students worldwide, whilst blended learning options allow face-to-face interaction and on-campus tuition.”

Based on your responses, you are likely to be a...

Cautious Upskiller

Cautious Upskiller

As a dedicated individual, you work hard and place more value on time with family and friends than on being seen to be successful or wealthy. That doesn’t mean you aren’t looking for ways in which you can improve your career or learn new skills, but making it work in your busy schedule and in your budget could be a challenge. You are able to motivate yourself rather than having to rely on others or a fixed calendar, meaning you can ensure that learning fits in around you as opposed to the other way around.

25% of people are just like you

Sound familiar?

I want to develop my skills, but I can’t drop everything to go away to uni. I need to learn at my own pace and stay in control of my finances too.

How Arden helps
Cautious Upskillers like you

  • Friendly support when you need it to help you get where you need to be.
  • Flexible learning, so your study time fits around your life and you remain in control.
  • The Arden approach means we help you build your confidence and valuable skills and are with you at every step.

We say...

“We help you to develop the skills and confidence you need to achieve your goals. Over 90% of distance learning students are working adults and even our blended learning options (if you want some on-campus tuition) remain flexible with just a couple of days on-campus a week. You remain in control of both your study time and your finances, but our friendly and inspirational support is there when you need it.”

Based on your responses, you are likely to be a...

Learning Lover

Learning Lover

With a passion for learning, you’re a confident individual who is always on the lookout for ways to improve your knowledge, whether for work or your personal life. Quality is important for you whether listening to the radio, reading your daily broadsheet or choosing an educational resource. Always in control, you enjoy challenging yourself and setting the bar high on your journey of achievement.

17% of people are just like you

Sound familiar?

I really enjoy learning and have several plans of what I would like to do, but I need to be inspired and study when I choose.

How Arden helps
Learning Lovers like you

  • Inspirational and engaging materials, with expert academics and a variety of courses.
  • Home-based learning means it fits around you and your life.
  • Connect with like-minded individuals – either online or as part of a campus classroom.

We say...

“Your study can fit you and your lifestyle. Whilst expert academics bring rich and engaging materials to life, you can choose whether you want complete study flexibility through online distance learning or some face-to-face tuition with our blended learning modes. You get to build relationships with other individuals on similar and different journeys and let the cognitive sparks fly!”

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