Below are some of our recent reviews about courses run by The Open University
Make sure you use the calendar and plan in study time.
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Online study is amazing if you do not want to be tied down to studying in one location, it is flexible and allows great freedom. I would highly recommend!
Would have preferred to study alongside others ! Summer school was great but think this is discontinued ( other ou courses have them ) would have been great to study online and travel rather than working and family commitments !
Since it can be possible to get ahead, do so if you know an event is coming up! This means you can drop the intensity of your studies when you don’t have as much free time.
If you will be travelling/going somewhere other than home to study, try and find out your studying technique ASAP. That way, you won’t be lugging around unnecessary equipment.
If you find you don’t prioritise your studies, make a timetable up. Since you’re studying flexibly, you will need to work on your time management skills more than the average student. But at the same time, you can pick whenever in the day you want to get your work done- utilise whichever time of day you’re the most productive.
If you are studying with the Open University and are disabled, the OU has the largest community of disabled students in the UK. This is great, but make sure to send in your disability application early! It can take more than ten weeks for everything to be processed.
Enjoyed the taking of photos but would have enjoyed group lectures and instruction more . Lots of benefits of doing the course online though including opportunity to go back through material which was harder to understand ! Perfect solution would be to study alongside other online students ( not necessarily doing the same course ) to create a study environment !
On this course, it was quite a commitment; timescales were tight throughout, and I probably did not commit sufficient time (10-hours every weekend) to gain full benefit.