Why you should be studying outside this summer

Living in the UK, sunny days are a rarity for us. And after what seems like an 8-month winter, these few scarce days of sunshine is more than welcomed. So, who made it so that exams happen to be at this time, too? The last thing you want to be doing is staying inside to study […]

Improve your skills with these creative writing exercises

Unless you’ve just got the gift, it can be quite hard to write creatively. Our minds are constantly working overtime trying to process everyday thoughts so sometimes there is barely room for anything else. But here’s the saving grace: if you can talk, you can write. You may need to brush up on your spelling […]

Dealing with anxiety whilst studying

Don’t be afraid to admit it. We all deal with anxiety at some point within our lives. And dealing with anxiety is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s just how our minds and bodies cope when we combine too much passion and stress. More often that not, people confuse anxiety with stress. And, although they […]

5 Reasons to Study Distance Learning Courses

Distance learning courses are slowly becoming the most popular way to study. More than 207,000 students chose to enrol onto a distance learning course in 2017, with that number set to be broken in 2018. For some people, distance learning is a completely new concept. The fear of the unknown restricts them from giving it […]

Our 10 Top Tips for Exam Success

We’ve all been there… …we all know how stressful exams can be and how anxious we can get on the day. No amount of preparation and revision seems to do the trick; the more stressed you get, the more anxious you get and then… well, let’s not think about that. What we need to do […]

Have you thought about studying a Stress Counselling course?

There are so many different branches of counselling that it can be hard to choose which to specialise in. If you want to progress in a counselling career, have you thought about studying a Stress Counselling course? What is Stress Counselling? Well to be honest… it’s pretty much what is say on the tin. Stress […]

What are the benefits of distance learning?

Have you heard about the benefits of distance learning? It’d be surprising if you hadn’t, as distance learning is becoming more and more popular in recent times. And it’s no surprise with the amount of benefits that it provides. Let’s start with the basics: What is distance learning? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. […]

Gain essential skills with our GCSE Maths Courses

GCSE Maths is one of those subjects you can’t ever seem to get rid of. As a core subject in the UK until the age of 16, it takes precedence in our lives. Not only that, but you use maths in almost every aspect of your life. Working out change… weighing out ingredients… paying taxes… […]

What Makes Distance Learning So Effective?

Distance learning is becoming more and more popular in recent times. Over 207,000 students chose to study via distance learning last year, and over 60,000 students have previously enrolled with us at Open Study College. 60,000 people surely can’t be wrong… So what makes distance learning – particularly with Open Study College – so effective? […]

How to Become More Organised

We’re already two months down in 2018 and what have you accomplished? Have you stuck to your resolution? Have you made any changes for the better? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there… (and if we go on technicalities, February is 3 days shorter than most months, so we’ve been deprived of some time!) It is […]