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Anyone here studying @ Open University?

Citrus
post 6.Nov.2005, 11:37 PM
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If so, what are you studying and how are you finding it? advantages/disadvantages
likes/dislikes comments, info, anecdotes, jokes, etc

I'm thinking of enrolling and was looking for soe 'in-the-field' feedback.

anything is welcome biggrin.gif
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Umeå
post 6.Nov.2005, 11:52 PM
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Joined: 12.May.2005

i too was thinking of doing a course in open university. in england its becoming very popular since universities are expensive. i read if you are a uk citizen but doing the course in sweden, you would have to pay as eu citizen. what i would like to know is would companies accept it as a proper degree?

the coursre i wanted to do is playwriting.
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Citrus
post 7.Nov.2005, 12:14 PM
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Joined: 6.Nov.2005

I've heard of a lot of companies 'sending' employees for courss 'there'. Soi think its possible, though you should cehck check first.

What i want to know is has anyone done distance learing, what it is exactly, and how they find it..
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Gower76
post 7.Nov.2005, 12:22 PM
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Joined: 5.Sep.2005

Are you talking about Open University in England or Sweden?
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Puffin
post 26.Apr.2006, 04:34 PM
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Location: Dalarna
Joined: 5.Apr.2006

Is anyone going to the OU's Stockholm centre for exams this week?
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*The Teenage Diplomat*
post 26.Apr.2006, 05:40 PM
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what's an open university?
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Leicester
post 26.Apr.2006, 06:03 PM
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Joined: 16.Mar.2006

It is very well establishéd distance learning uni in England.

I am about to start a course with them, even though it is a bit pricey from here.

A friend of mine has completed a pyschology course with them with great success he went onto winning a scholarship to complete a masters at Manchester University - he got a 1st.

You really have to be self disciplined as it requires more work than you think.

Employers a very accepting of qualifications gained by the OU.

If you have family in the UK you might be able to use their address for posting so that you can take advantage of the British prices.

Also most course at the OU are recognised by the Swedish student loan board www.csn.se
and you could qualify for a low intrest student loan plus studi bidrag.

Good luck!
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Puffin
post 27.Apr.2006, 11:09 AM
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Location: Dalarna
Joined: 5.Apr.2006

It is pricy from Sweden - but I found it better to be registered here as it meant I could participate in the telephone tutorials - if you are abroad the OU ring you up as international numbers do not register on their conference call system.

You need a lot of motivation - but it was well worth it as i could study in English and a course that doesn't really exist in Sweden
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