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Study when you want, what you want, where you want...

Keeping the motivation can be tough, no physical l...

Well, recently, i.e. last week I started a degree course at a "proper" University. Coventry University to be precise. 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...

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“Life, love and the OU”

published 19/11/2005

you can study in your own time, at home

Fell 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...

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Excellent

Fit study in with other commitments.

It can be difficult to motivate yourself to study ...

I applied to a red brick university in 2003 , got a place and was due to begin in September 2004 , however I then discovered I was pregnant and the university staff advised me that they did not think it would be a good idea for me to do the course as I was due the day the course started ! I was...

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No qualifications needed for entry, excellent teac...

Not the same as going to Uni, not the same student...

After leaving school halfway through Year 10 due to bullying, my mentor 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...

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Wide ranges of courses, grants readily available, ...

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

As I have recently started on 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...

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Excellent

distant learning, flexible, optional tutorials, fa...

can be expensive if you earn more than £30,000

Hello there, this is my third review at Ciao.co.uk, but to be honest, I feel it's the first because I sent my last one about 3 and a half years ago! Anyway, I decided to write this review about the Open University because I'm deeply enjoying my time studying with them. I first heard of the Open...

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Excellent

Great as you can pick and mix the courses you want...

Can be lonely, and you need to be motivated

Open University in general Newest Review: ... a degree. If you are new to studying the Open Uni do suggest an Openings course, although this is still a level one course, it is generall... more Ads by GoogleCertification themarjonchoice.co.ukApply today, lead tomorrow. Pay as you grow...

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Excellent

Very well taught with the option to pay in monthly...

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The Open University is a really excellent place to further your qualifications from in the comfort of your own home. Ideal for people who need to work full time or people with children or people who would like to study at their own pace. I opted to go down the OU path due to having left school a...

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Excellent

“It's never too late...”

published 27/03/2001

Flexibilty, excellent materials and value for mone...

You need to be prepared to put in regular work ove...

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...

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Excellent

“Open to everyone...even you!”

published 01/08/2008

Great easy way of learning and getting qualified

No "university experiance"

I originally started out my universiy life at Manchester but after a year i knew it really wasnt for me. I passed the year but didnt want to go back. I didnt however want my hard years work to go to waste. I was told about the open niversity by a friend and it sounded quite interesting. At the...

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Super

Learning from the comfort of your own home

Hard to get motivated

I've been an Open University student twice. Doing two completely different subjects. Both Open courses - which are like the Open Universities equivalent of foundation. Though I was told it was GCSE equivalent. The first I did was Introduction to Maths, Science and Technology. Simple courses to...

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“Open Uni v Traditional Uni's”

published 05/06/2002

more flexible, more organised, cheaper

lack of motivation for some students

I have just finished a degree at Wolverhampton University where as my fiancé is currently undertaking an Open University degree. The following is based on my opinion after experience with both. For arguments sake I have called the universities, which you need to attend on a regular basis...

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Excellent

Open to all. No age limits. No formal qualificatio...

Requires dedication, commitment, persistence and d...

********************************************* ********* RESULT!!!!!! Passed the last exam and will become the proud owner of a Certificate proclaiming my BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences with Biology and Environmental Science in June 2003!! The only problem that I have now is... What do I do with all...

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“I am virtually educated...”

published 01/10/2002

Not as lonesome as you might imagine...

Hours of study, exams, exams, exams...

The virtual University, the one that doesn’t really exist…that’s how many people think of the Open University (OU) and in many ways they are right. Of course, to run a University takes infrastructure…tutors, administrators, course-writers and all that other gubbins, and...

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“Opened eyes”

published 03/09/2002

Comparitively cheaper - awards available, flexibil...

Need good motivation and organisation

I wanted to tell you about my experiences, opinions and the education choices I have made. Although I could still be regarded of traditional university age (the grand old age of 22) and I have good UCAS points, I have chosen to study for a Social Policy degree through the Open University. There...

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