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Felix-Tazzy balances studying with volunteering

“I needed something that could work around my two volunteer jobs and this Open Study College course does just that!” Felix-Tazzy, 24, Hartlepool Felix-Tazzy is currently completing a short course with Open Study College. Understanding the Holocaust is his first distance learning course; talking about how he’s fitting his studies around a few part time […]

Denis's mature A Level student experience

“I was never a good student in my youth, but there are great solutions for any difficulties one might be struggling through in this day and age, and I’m finding the whole process really fun. Difficult at times, but great!” Denis, 35, Aylesbury Currently studying A Level Philosophy and A Level Religious Studies with Open […]

Ranjit's distance learning journey at 54

“If anyone is thinking about studying, I think they should definitely go for it. My only regret is that I just wish I had started sooner!”  Ranjit, 54, Surrey  Having just started his History course with Open Study College, Ranjit has a way to go yet, but wanted to share his thoughts on deciding to follow a […]

Jon's next challenge after retiring from the police

“If you feel like you want to study, don’t hesitate to just do it. Time moves so quickly and the benefits of starting a new career could be huge!”  Jon, 52, Winchester    A retired police officer looking for his next challenge and to embark on a new career, Jon, is currently studying a Level […]

How flexible learning is helping Jasmine's career

“Distance learning allowed me to work flexibly around my work and social schedule and the outcome of knowing you achieved something independently is highly rewarding.” Jasmine, 24, Oxfordshire Having just completed her first course with Open Study College, Jasmine recommends a flexible learning route to those considering studying with OSC, describing it as highly rewarding, […]

How distance learning helps Abbie's mental health

“What I enjoy most about distance learning is that I am able to carry on studying something I enjoy whilst I can’t go to college. I really enjoyed the course and found the OSC team very supportive so I’m hoping to do another course soon.”  Abbie, 20, North Devon  Abbie is well on her way […]

How events student Athina kickstarted her career

“For me, distance learning has changed everything. Open Study College made me realise that you can learn anything and everything at any age and if you work for it, you can make it in life. It shaped me as a person and made me see that everything is possible!” – Athina, 30, Denmark Athina discovered […]

Why Linda chose to study a GCSE later in life

“I am enjoying the course at Open Study College and I’m lucky to have been able to choose, for the first time, what it is I study.” – Linda, 75, Worcestershire Linda lives in a Worcestershire village with her husband Dougie and is currently studying GCSE Psychology at Open Study College. Linda nearly completed this […]

Why Rosanne studied a weight management course

“I received amazing support from my tutor that was invaluable during my time at Open Study College – they provided the help whenever I needed it.” Rosanne, Bromley Rosanne is a self-employed personal trainer and singing teacher and has only recently embarked on this new career path. Rosanne explains: “I was an opera singer up […]

How Madison advanced her career with a health and social care course

“I volunteer during my spare time and also had quite a few other things on my plate, but I knew I needed to obtain this knowledge, and Open Study College enabled me to fit my studies around everything else.” Madison, Buckinghamshire Madison works part-time at an NHS GP surgery as a health care assistant and […]