Hello, ive been pointed in this direction from reddit. Im looking at studying OU over the next few years while i work full time.
I was studying chemistry at a university but at the time the maintenance loan did not stretch to cover 3/4 of my accomodation (despite going cheap). I had to stop, as working part time to get enough money only proved detrimental to study (could only get enough money if i worked most nights and all weekend).
Ive looked at time i may spend studying and feel OU is the way forward. I obviously want to finish what i started, and complete a STEM degree.
Does OU assess and provide practical elements? If not, how does it overcome that? Could i use my two years at a university to show experience?
Is finding placements the way to go?
Ps if the practical elements are lacking i am considering comp sci or maths. What are your prospects looking like if youve finished a STEM degree?
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