COVID-19: Open Study College Student Updates

A Level and GCSE Students Following the government update yesterday we are aware that A Level and GCSE exams will no longer be taking place in May and June this year due to schools being closed. We are monitoring the news and working closely with our exam boards and centres. Please bear with us while […]

During COVID-19 – we’re here for you

Our staff, students and colleagues in the education industry are part of the OSC family and we want to let you know that during these uncertain times, we are here for you. We have all been keeping an eye on the news and Government advice regarding COVID-19 and we want to reassure you that at […]

Social Media and Our Mental Health

Social media is firmly embedded into our society, with many of us using these platforms for personal and business use.  With so much of our time lived out through digital devices and social networking platforms, how can we ensure that we maintain some sense of balance and protect our mental health at the same time? […]

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 […]

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% […]

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 […]

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 […]

Open Study College's Ultimate Guide to Surviving Freshers Week

First of all, congratulations on getting your place at university. You’re about to embark on some of the best years of your life! But, before anything else, you have to get through freshers week. Freshers week is a scary but exciting time. It’s the perfect chance to meet likeminded students, try new things, maybe join […]

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 […]

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 […]