I have to confess I had my doubts about the Open University program, as I was not sure if they would be supportive enough since it is mainly online content. Now I can say all of my fears are gone; ever since I started my degree (Business Management and Languages) my tutors have been very helpful and attentive to any issue or doubt I might’ve had within the modules.
The content is rich, divided by weeks with plenty of activities both online and in the books, so you can work out how many hours you want to commit every week. There are also tutorials that spread over a certain period of time so you can book the one that suits you best, which I found perfect since I work weekends and some days during the week. There is also a Tutor Group Forum for any query you might have; students are also very supportive and attentive. We basically help each other with our work. Since most of the students are also full-time or part-time professionals, tutors are very understanding about extensions in case you need them.
I recently changed my degree from Languages to Marketing, and the advisors couldn’t be more helpful. I was guided through the whole process and also advised about my student finance.
Truth is that students need to be committed and responsible; after all, it is mainly an online degree but with the tutors and tutor group forum it is worth it.