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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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International Women in Engineering Day


As the country marks International Women in Engineering Day on June 23rd, figures revealed by Open Study College show that access to engineering courses, including A Level Biology, A Level Chemistry, and A Level Mathematics, continuously ranked within the top 10 most popular courses for women aged 16-35 in 2019. In 2018, just 12 percent […]

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Bring Your Dog to Work Day


The saying goes never work with animals, but as we prepare for Bring Your Dog to Work Day on 21st June, we explore why working with our furry friends may actually be one of the most rewarding jobs out there. The UK is a nation of animal lovers. With an impressive 11.1 million strong cat […]

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Happy Father’s Day, from Open Study College


Father’s Day has been celebrated in the month of March in Catholic Europe since the Middle Ages. It’s modern conception, on the 3rd Sunday in June, originated in the USA in the early 20th Century,  and many European and American countries now follow the June tradition. “Dads are most ordinary men, turned by love into […]

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Carers Week – Could Flexible Training be the Answer?


This Carers Week, our CEO Samantha Rutter asks the question “With an ageing population and more need for carers, could flexible training be the answer?” “Carers Week (10 – 16 June) highlights the amazing work done by unpaid carers across the country and aims to raise awareness of the support that is available. There are 6.5 […]

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Men’s Health Week 2019


Men’s Health Week is held annually in the week leading up to Father’s Day, and aims to raise awareness of men’s health issues. It focusses on preventable health problems and encourages early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. In the UK, the theme of this year’s Men’s Health Week is ‘Men’s Health […]

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How an ageing workforce is an asset, not an issue


“With people living longer, and subsequently working longer, the Office of National Statistics estimates that by 2020 a third of UK workers will be over 50. Our CEO Samantha Rutter spoke to The Business Desk about why employers should see an ageing workforce as an opportunity rather than a threat. “The UK economy is faced […]

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