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    I've just realised that for the degree I'm wanting to do there are some residential schools that are compulsory. The problem is I work full time and have other commitments which would make it really hard for me to attend them (which is a shame, they sound awesome!). Does anybody know anyway around this or if there is an alternative?
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    If you have a look at the resi school module description page on the OU website, it should tell you if an alternative (I think they call it an ALE or "alternative learning experience") is available. But if you can use a week's annual leave to go to at least one resi school, it will be well worth it. Mine was exhausting but one of the highlights of my time with the OU
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    Yes you can usually get out of it by doing some sort of online alternative. They have to have alternatives as some people cannot attend due to disability (or prison).

    However I would really, really recommend that you try to get annual leave from your work to take enough days off to attend.

    They really are worth it and you will start to wish that all Open University courses have them.
 
 
 
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