Open University

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Ucas code: O11

Offering quality, value and flexibility, the Open University is a world leader in modern distance learning, pioneering teaching and learning methods which enable people to achieve their career and life goals by studying at times and in places to suit them. The OU is the biggest UK university with more than 250,000 students, 71% working full or part-time during their studies.

We list 33 full-time OU courses, but there are many other options - visit the OU website for full details.
Source:Open University Students' Association

What students say about this university

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    • Facilities

      As I now study at the open university this is not applicable.

      2012, 4th year, Classical Studies

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    • Academic Experience

      I have an assignment to complete about once a month, since my course is part-time. There is a fair amount of reading and...

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      2013, 1st year, Applied Psychology

      Academic Experience

      I have an assignment to complete about once a month, since my course is part-time. There is a fair amount of reading and note-making that needs to be done for each assignment but with support from my tutor it's no problem to do and it's definitely not a chore as I enjoy it so much! I'm doing a degree in Environmental Studies which is something I am very interested in and care a great deal about so it's very rewarding. There are some challenges but my tutor is only at the end of a phone/e-mail so I feel confident that if I get stuck, my query will be dealt with and I can carry on studying asap. My tutor's feedback for my assignments was invaluable, I can't express how much it helped me improve in my writing and my understanding of the course material.

      2013, 1st year, Applied Psychology

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    • The upside

      Teaching materials and level of support

      2012, 2nd year, Youth Work

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    • The upside

      The support from my tutor was amazing, any question I needed answering was answered without delay and the feedback from my...

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      2013, 1st year, Applied Psychology

      The upside

      The support from my tutor was amazing, any question I needed answering was answered without delay and the feedback from my assignments was extremely helpful.

      2013, 1st year, Applied Psychology

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    • The downside

      tutorials

      2013, 3rd year, Child Psychology

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    • The upside

      I think the education parts are excellent

      2013, 1st year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

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Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student score 83% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

90%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

150,835

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

92%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

100%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

60%

of students are female

Young / Mature

30%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

0%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

62%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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