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Return to academia

Sometimes, people study with The Open University to plug a knowledge gap, perhaps having missed the traditional academic path earlier in life.

Our students are living proof that Open University studies are sufficiently flexible to fit around your life.

Learn how Catherine Hennessy returned to academia in her forties, studying with us in Tanzania, Ghana and Madagascar.

Learn how Claire Proctor’s return to higher education gave her a new career and a more enjoyable university experience the second time around - she hadn’t been able to study in her pyjamas at her brick university!

On the subject of returning to academia: have you viewed our courses?