How studying benefited Steven's mental health

“Open Study College has helped me so much. They kept me focused and got me out of a really dark place when I hit rock bottom. I really do thank them so much for that!”  Steven has studied for not one, but two courses with us. He completed and passed his level 3 personal training course and is […]

Hayley fits her learning around being a mother

“Distance learning gives me the freedom to learn whilst being a mother. It gives me confidence that I can build my future.”   Hayley is a 30-year-old student studying Forensic Science Level 3 with us. She is halfway through her course and has already successfully completed another course – all whilst being a mother and publishing her own book.   […]

How Eden used studying to get through lockdown

“Having something to focus on during the first lockdown, and now the second one, has been a godsend for my mental health, and I thank OSC for that.”  Eden began her AAT Accounting Level 2 and 3 studies during the global pandemic in March 2020. Having completed her first exam (despite COVID) and her second […]

How Beth changed her path and ignited a passion for chemistry

For Open Study College student Beth, she followed a path she felt she was stuck on, doing a university course she didn’t enjoy, but after finding out she had a borderline ovarian tumour she decided to change the path she was on and studied GCSE chemistry with us. Beth tells us how choosing to study […]

How a veterinary assistant course kickstarted Laila's career

After finishing college, Laila, decided to pursue her dream career and study a veterinary assistant course. Since finishing her veterinary assistant course with Open Study College, Laila has started a new position as a veterinary care assistant. Here’s Laila’s story and how she succeeded on her distance learning journey… What’s your background in terms of […]

How studying a science course ignited a new passion for Wesley and helped his mental health

Intrigued by complex things that work and the natural world, Wesley decided to study Introduction to Science with us which ignited his passion for the subject. Now, he is studying A levels in Biology and Chemistry and his interest and curiosity in the subject is what keeps him studying. Studying through distance learning has helped […]

Student Ana takes nutrition course to help herself and others

Ex-pro Russian Athlete and Open Study College student Ana chose to study Nutrition Consultant and Weight Management to help herself and others maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. At 36, she’s no stranger to studying and has studied a huge range of courses. Ana proves that is absolutely okay to change your direction and mind, […]

How a love for animals, sparked the start of a sheep sanctuary for student Abby

Open Study College student Abby’s adoration for animals sparked the idea to set up a sheep sanctuary. Now with the help of her studies, Abby has set up The Same-Star Sheep Sanctuary in Norfolk to provide full-time care for sheep who have been orphaned or have special needs, as well as goats, chickens, and turkeys! […]

A whole new career change for Lisa

RETURNING to education Lisa, like many of us, was originally skeptical about getting back into education after being in a full-time job and career for many years. ‘Starting my access course was one of the most nerve-wracking times of my life. However, my tutors were really good and guided me through both the course and […]

Our floristry course is a second chance for student Hannah

Studying during compulsory school years doesn’t work out for everyone, but that doesn’t have to be the end of learning. No matter how many years have passed since you were last in education, a course with Open Study College enables you to improve your future prospects and opens up opportunities. With a range of courses […]