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... This is not really all that valid to the review of the Open University but I thought it would be interesting to compare (and contrast) the two, based on my experiences (having studied three 60 point OU courses and enrolled for a further 90 points worth due to start) and impressions of the ... Read review

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Community Level 4steffee

steffee

Should I Stay (at home) or Should I Go (to Uni) Review with images

AdvantagesStudy when you want, what you want, where you want, how you want etc

DisadvantagesKeeping the motivation can be tough, no physical lecturer there to engage you!

"...to the review of the Open University but I thought it would be interesting to compare (and contrast) the two, based on my experiences (having studied three 60 point OU courses and enrolled for a further 90 points worth due to start) and impressions of the OU and 'proper' i.e. conventional university. This is as much for myself as for anyone who happens to stumble across this review however, as I need to decide between the two (Cov Uni v Open Uni, ..." Read review
03.10.2005

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Community Level 2Salson

Salson

Life, love and the OU

Advantagesyou can study in your own time, at home

DisadvantagesFell isolated ( only at first)

"I left school during my sixth year and had no intentions of going to Uni, at that point I hated education. I went straight into full time employment. After a few years had gone on my attidtudes changed and I realised that a degree would help me progress further, problem was by this stage I had got far to used to having money and had the full range of commitments and a mortgage so going back to school was not an option. I was whinging about this ..." Read review
19.11.2005

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Community Level 5pauljm

pauljm

It's never too late...

AdvantagesFlexibilty, excellent materials and value for money

DisadvantagesYou need to be prepared to put in regular work over a period of years

"The Open University (OU) is the country’s largest provider of Higher Education courses but while it impacts directly or indirectly on many people for many more it remains a closed book. What does it have to offer at a time when there are so many opportunities for study? I graduated from the OU (2.1 since you asked...) after eight years although, as you will see, I have not been studying for all of that period. My main areas of study were electronics ..." Read review
27.03.2001

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Good experience but don't get lazy like I did!

AdvantagesWide ranges of courses, grants readily available, no entry requirements

DisadvantagesAn "Invisible" tutor can let you get a bit slack

"...my third course with the Open University, I've decided it's time I shared my experiences. This review is not going to focus on what the OU offers, because they have a perfectly good website (www.open.ac.uk) which details all this in much better detail than I could - and this would be a very long review if I talked about every aspect of the OU at length. In a nutshell, the Open University provides those who are in full-time work, house-bound, didn't ..." Read review
18.11.2008

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Community Level 2wildrose9104

wildrose9104

Home distance learning at it's best!

AdvantagesNo qualifications needed for entry, excellent teaching and materials, cheaper than going to Uni

DisadvantagesNot the same as going to Uni, not the same student interraction, can seem expensive

"...put me in for an Open University course which was being funded by the school. Normally you have to be 18 plus to undertake courses by the OU, however they had set up something with my school to offer 4 students from years 10-13 with an opportunity to study with them. The Open University is a distance learning organisation, which basically allows adults aged 18 + to study at home without attending a school/college/university, and without having ..." Read review
03.06.2007

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