Spot on - the fact that you have delivered "something" to Time, cost and quality will gain you entry through the front door.bullshit said:I kinda agree with Grownup_r... degrees are the domain of younglins'. Experience and proof of delivery counts. A degree props it up but generally in left at the door post 21 yrs old. Only **** people like government insist on it.
Every single role I applied for on leaving stated in the educational requirements section: minimum standard degree or equivalent.T.F.R said:I agree with the above, in general
However most CV's are electronically filtered these days and no matter how good you are if the correct key words are not there then no human eye will ever look at it.
So an OUBS qual may not be a job clincher it may be just enough to get a glance from a human eye, and as such an interview.
Degrees are considered entry level nowadays,
OU degrees are well-regarded by employers/recruiters who are specifically looking for academic credibility. They are generally much better-regarded than those from 'new' universities. I have worked as a lecturer/external examiner for a number of unis and woudl definitely rate the calibre of work/tuition at the OU as amongst the best I've seen.parasigs said:Guys, Im looking at a degree not just for career wise but also because I want one. Tick it off my list if you like.
I just dont want to do it with the OUBS for it to be looked down on but I have been assured by various recruiters that it is held in as higher reagrd as any other uni.
After my diploma is complete and I come back from the pit was thinking I might top up to a full degree fulltime for a year with a conventional uni anyway but time will tell.......
There are a number of reasons. Partly it is the fact the way it is funded, so, unlike other HEIs since the expansion of the uni sector, you don't have to have high pass rates to guarantee your job/income/future of your course. You do to some extent, but nowhere near as much as in the badly-regarded unis. Partly it is the fact that when it was set up, it was ridiculed by some sectors of the academic community, and therefore set rigorous measures in place to ensure the standards were high. While they may have dropped since, they haven't dropped as much as most of therest of the sector.T.F.R said:may i ask
why is it held in regard? is it as you stated related to tuition?
If employers and recruiters know their stuff, they know that successful OU students, who combine study with work etc and are required to undertake much more independent study, demonstrate good time/project management skills. It suits certain courses better than others; science and languages are harder to manage on an OU course because they require consistent practical application and a rapid, cumulative approach to learning.T.F.R said:How is the manner in which study was completed i.e. in cahoots with full time work - viewed?
An example:Rosa_Camulodunum said:If employers and recruiters know their stuff, they know that successful OU students, who combine study with work etc and are required to undertake much more independent study, demonstrate good time/project management skills.