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The Open University is a world leader in modern distance learning, the pioneer of teaching and learning methods which enable people to achieve their career and life goals studying at times and in places to suit them.

If you've thought about studying while you're caring, you may have found it difficult to get around the fixed hours, the distances and the time involved.

The Open University’s specialised methods of teaching and our world-leading expertise in distance learning can help to overcome these difficulties, so that – even as you maintain your commitments – you can study at higher education (HE) level and get a qualification. In particular, the Open University offers:

  • flexibility;
  • study support; and
  • financial support

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Student Registration & Enquiry Service
The Open University
PO Box 197
Milton Keynes
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Last updated: 09 Jan 2023