Studying at the Open University gives students huge flexibility in the choice of courses they can follow. The OU provides all material in blocks (books etc.), which makes it very organised. They also hold lectures for students to attend. Some degrees have entry requirements, but these can usually be met by studying foundation courses for the degree. Students can also work at their own pace. Students do not have to complete their degree in three years; they have a lot longer to work towards a degree. If you need a break, then you can pause and continue after your break. The courses are also well written and taught, so students have some of the best tutors covering the topics.