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    Has anyone here had any experience with the Open University?
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    Has anyone here had any experience with the Open University?
    No but from what I understand it varies in quality between different people... also look at Open University Australia as they are quite good too
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    No but from what I understand it varies in quality between different people... also look at Open University Australia as they are quite good too
    Where would the benefit be in using the Australia one instead of the UK one?
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    Where would the benefit be in using the Australia one instead of the UK one?
    They offer different models and instead of a degree from OUA it is actually the university that offers it in Australia, it is really up to you and what course you want to do.

    Open Uni UK and Aus are run by different Unis/Companies and are not interlinkable btw.
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    Has anyone here had any experience with the Open University?
    I was and still am considering doing my degree with them.

    There is a thread about it somewhere and Juno is your woman for OU questions. :yes:
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    They offer different models and instead of a degree from OUA it is actually the university that offers it in Australia, it is really up to you and what course you want to do.

    Open Uni UK and Aus are run by different Unis/Companies and are not interlinkable btw.
    I'm not quite sure I get what you mean in the first sentence, "it is actually the university that offers it in Australia".
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    (Original post by paddy__power)
    I was and still am considering doing my degree with them.

    There is a thread about it somewhere and Juno is your woman for OU questions. :yes:
    I ask because my sponsored degree has me doing a silly HNC which will be a piece of piss, and I might do some maths course with the OU.
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    I'm not quite sure I get what you mean in the first sentence, "it is actually the university that offers it in Australia".
    Instead of a degree saying Awarded by 'Open University' it says 'RMIT University'... or something like that if I am remember correctly
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    I ask because my sponsored degree has me doing a silly HNC which will be a piece of piss, and I might do some maths course with the OU.
    Fair play. Well I know a bit about how it works but not everything. What exactly do you want to know?
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    (Original post by paddy__power)
    Fair play. Well I know a bit about how it works but not everything. What exactly do you want to know?
    I'm not too sure tbh. How does it work in general? Do they send you stuff to learn then you sit an exam on it? Is there anyone you can talk to if you're stuck?
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    I ask because my sponsored degree has me doing a silly HNC which will be a piece of piss, and I might do some maths course with the OU.
    If Maths only just go OU UK it will be simpler

    I have been considering a History course from the OU but I am unsure it is wise to do it alongside my International Business BA
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    I'm not too sure tbh. How does it work in general? Do they send you stuff to learn then you sit an exam on it? Is there anyone you can talk to if you're stuck?
    OU is Distance Learning so they send you everything to do in your own time, if you are stuck you have other students and a lecturer to talk to

    You sit an exam at your local college I believe, not sure about that though.
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    I'm not too sure tbh. How does it work in general? Do they send you stuff to learn then you sit an exam on it? Is there anyone you can talk to if you're stuck?
    There is a forum and you get to be in regular contact with a tutor who will help you from what I can gather. Yes they send you the stuff and you send them essays etc when they want them - you register to do the exam in a centre of which there are many scattered about.
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    I'm teaching myself the Maths and maybe FMaths A levels but I'm hoping to save money by someone donating me the books.

    Cough.

    I'm going to keep asking until someone does
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    If Maths only just go OU UK it will be simpler
    What, why? I'm confused now :lol:
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    (Original post by paddy__power)
    I'm teaching myself the Maths and maybe FMaths A levels but I'm hoping to save money by someone donating me the books.

    Cough.

    I'm going to keep asking until someone does
    I used to have a C3/C4 book and a FP1, 2 and 3 book but I had to hand them back :cool:
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    What, why? I'm confused now :lol:
    Well you are only doing Maths so forget OUA... just forget it
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    Well you are only doing Maths so forget OUA... just forget it
    Only doing Maths?! :hmmm:
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    Only doing Maths?! :hmmm:
    Fine what are you actually intending to do other than Maths (that you said above)?
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    I used to have a C3/C4 book and a FP1, 2 and 3 book but I had to hand them back :cool:
    Thanks
 
 
 
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