Studying is rewarding and motivating, but it is also often hard work. We recommend you start planning how you intend to make room for your studies alongside the other activities and responsibilities in your life.
Remember that it is also possible to develop as a learner! The study skills page features tips for engaged reading and essay writing among other topics.
Special arrangements to support learning
As a student at the Open University, we may support you through special arrangements in some learning situations. For example, you may be entitled to extended exam time limits or the use of a personal assistant.
For special arrangements, you must provide the university with a doctor's certificate or an expert report (psychologist, speech therapist, physiotherapist, etc.) which explains which special arrangements you need and why.