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Milton Keynes, England
10000+ employees
1969
College / University
Colleges & Universities
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Competitors

Laureate Education, Apollo Education Group, University of Liverpool

The Open University (OU) is the United Kingdom's only university dedicated to distance learning. With most courses there are no previous qualifications required to study, you have to be aged 16 or over when your course starts but there is no upper age limit. We ... Read more

The Open University Reviews

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    I have been working at The Open University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work culture and excellent work-life balance

    Cons

    Departments are too fractured at times.

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The Open University Interviews

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    Phd Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at The Open University (Milton Keynes, England).

    Interview

    The interview took over 30 minutes. There were two supervisors and one member of research management team. They were very nice and friendly. The interview focused on the research topic and research plan.

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