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Top Crime Series


Crime related TV programmes and films are becoming more and more popular each year.  There is no doubt that we all like to pretend we are detectives in some way or another and we just can’t get enough of crime related programmes at the moment! There’s a reason why Cluedo is such a popular family […]

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Closing the gender gap in adult learning: International men’s day


This International Men’s Day, men are being urged to engage in adult learning for career development and wellbeing, as figures show they are failing to fully take advantage of these opportunities. Women have a ‘significantly higher participation rate than men’ across all forms of adult learning, according to research by the Department for Education. While 39% […]

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National Baking Week – how the pastime has risen in popularity


National Baking Week 2019 runs from 14th to 19th October. To celebrate, we’ve explored the advantages that baking and cakemaking can bring. Autumn is a time when many of us seek the comforts of home as an escape from the colder darker days. With The Great British Bake Off on TV, many feel inspired to try […]

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World Teachers Day 2019 – the amazing teachers who inspired us


In honour of World Teachers’ Day 2019 (5th October) we spoke to some of the OSC team to find out their memories of teachers who made an impression on them during their education. Ms Patton Marketing & PR Coordinator Sharnie remembers Ms Patton: “My year 6 teacher was the kind of teacher who truly cared […]

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Happy Roald Dahl Day!


In celebration of Roald Dahl Day, which falls on the much loved author’s birthday, we spoke to some of Team OSC to find out their favourite of his wonderful catalogue of books, and the reasons why! Our Marketing and PR Coordinator, Sharnie, said: “My favourite Roald Dahl book is George’s Marvelous Medicine because I loved […]

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Happy 12th Birthday to Open Study College!


It’s our birthday! Open Study College is 12 years old today…something definitely worth celebrating. Open Study College was the brainchild of our Chairman Mark Rutter. Whilst working in the distance learning sector, Mark recognised a need for high quality flexible learning that was accessible to all. With Mark’s belief that everyone is entitled to an […]

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Team OSC share their results day memories


As students across the UK are celebrating or commiserating their A Level results, it’s important to remember that your future doesn’t depend solely on the A Level grades you receive. In fact, research shows that half of UK graduates work in a field that’s unrelated to their degree! It’s never too late to try again, […]

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Top 40 signs you're in an unrewarding job


What is a rewarding or unrewarding job? It means different things to different people, but most of us would like to be able to put a green tick in the job satisfaction box. Our recent research via OnePoll has revealed that almost half of Brits are stuck in a ‘boring or unrewarding job’. We polled […]

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