I have recently been looking and researching the Open University. I would like to study History.
However, I feel a little disheartened by the mixed reviews I have seen, ranging from reviews that seem too good to be true and others that make the OU seem like a complete waste of time and money. Therefore I would like to know people's opinions on what it is truly like to study with the OU.
Specifically, I would like to know what it is like to study History, as that is what I am interested in studying, but any replies would be much appreciated!
How do the tutors work with you? Do you have to go to all the tutorials, and what if they are a long journey away - are they understanding if you can't make it? Is the OU helpful, or do they just send you the assignments and let you get on with it? How many resources are you given, do you have to buy additional mandatory resources, or are the basics given to you? Is there a campus at all? Do employers recognize it as a "proper" degree, I know it is classed as one but how to employers view it? How are the exams taken? Are there ways to meet with people in your class?
Any replies would be helpful! I would just like to know from real people what it is like!
What do you think?