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Mike Niblett, Army

A 23 year career as an Army officer saw Mike Niblett serve in trouble spots around the world. The OU was key to his plans for a new career when he retired at 42, even if it meant studying in a helicopter flying between bases in Afghanistan and dodging Taliban rockets. Read more

Andy Murray, Royal Navy

Father of two Andy Murray is the perfect example of how you can study for an OU degree in any circumstances. Working in the Navy while studying for his engineering degree, he once completed a maths exam in a Navy ship’s dining room, with a gas mask round his neck and Tomahawk missiles flying overhead! Read more

Flight Lt James Coulman, Royal Air Force

Flight Lt James Coulman gained his undergraduate degree at a traditional university, but due to financial and personal reasons he couldn't afford to stay on and study full time. Read more

 

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