I guess some people want the 'uni experience'.
You should put this in general discussion lol. For some reason people don't seem to think that a ou degree is real, and I suppose most don't realise that you can basically study for free as long as you don't earn over 20k.
Yeah. Then again maybe we should keep it secret!! lol
Uni is about alot more than simply the degree you get at the end of it.
I don't see what's wrong with OU, but a lot do think that a degree from OU is a lot of baloney. Maybe that's why.
I would have considered it had the OU offered the course I want to do. But I guess you'd miss out on the Uni life etc.
the choice of degree's aren't that extensive.
No practical at all in a physics degree? No thanks.
hmm cant study Molecular microbiology with OU nor can i do a second degree with them in Medicine either...both very good reasons in my opinion not to do a degree with them.
Likewise sciences are easier to learn when you can do practicals plus i doubt the OU would have given me the opportunity to gain a work placement with one of the best medical research companies in the world.
Plus i think if you're stuck on a something its much better to be able to talk to someone in person about it as opposed to sending emails.
screw the whole effeminate hype that is the uni 'expeience' - drinking, sh*gging, lying around, meeting new people etc, etc. blah blah...
a degree from a top Russell group uni TENDS to be more prestigious/valued by top employers more (though only really important if you want to work for them that is!), meaning that you can recoup much more than the initial expenditure on the degree.
Most want the uni experience. I can't believe people say it's not a real degree - you'd have to work damn hard because there is nobody there to help you. We have OU textbooks at the library (we're only doing A level) because they are so good (they need to be because of the distance learning...)