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    So i studied medicine at the university of leicester but had to drop out because i had anorexia. I have only just recovered from anorexia 3 years later. I also have other health problems and for this reason want to stay at home when i study so i have my family around me.

    I am thinking about doing a law degree at the OU. But am wondering whether it is worth it. I am very apprehensive about studying long distance and am worried the teaching wont be good.

    Can anyone offer any advice on this?
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    Hi

    So i studied medicine at the university of leicester but had to drop out because i had anorexia. I have only just recovered from anorexia 3 years later. I also have other health problems and for this reason want to stay at home when i study so i have my family around me.

    I am thinking about doing a law degree at the OU. But am wondering whether it is worth it. I am very apprehensive about studying long distance and am worried the teaching wont be good.

    Can anyone offer any advice on this?
    I have no direct experience... but unistats looks encouraging:
    https://unistats.direct.gov.uk/subje...eturnTo/Search
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    i don't know about OU law but in my experience (mainly maths) there is not a lot of 'teaching' in the OU - you learn/study by working through the materials provided. these materials are, in my experience, pretty good.

    you also have access to a tutor by email/phone. I've never had a problem with any of mine but you do occasionally hear of people who have had issues. it is important to realise that the tutors are not at your beck and call just because there is online contact (for most of them OU tutoring is a second job) - but this is no different from a brick uni really. there are also tutorials (which may not be in your home town) which are useful but not compulsory.

    there is much less structure in terms of scheduled activity in OU study than in a brick uni so you need to be happy that you have the motivation and discipline to work when you are not surrounded by other students. it is easy to get behind, especially if you are doing 60+ credits

    tl:dr - whether the OU works for you really depends on you...
 
 
 
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