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Take time to reflect on whether you are ready for university-level study.

  • Look carefully at the online prospectus Study at the OU, which introduces you to the OU's approach to learning and the skills you will need for university-level study.
  • Think about your own background and language abilities and how these might affect your approach to study. You will get the opportunity to explore these in the activity which follows.
  • Do you need to develop your English before studying at the OU? Academic English, the language of study, is more complex than you would use in day-to-day conversation or holiday travel. Use the information and activities on this site to help you assess how best to prepare for study.