Many of us OU students may have heard that the OU are planning to stop Residential Summer Schools, some may not have !!!!!!! I am asking for all OU students, not just Psych students so will be posting elsewhere, to email Martin Bean, who is the Vice-Chancellor of the OU. We all need to email the chancellor and tell him about our experiences at the summer school and say why stopping them would be a BIG mistake.
I personally felt the summer school i have just come back from enabled me to understand the project better and i feel confident doing my Report, but without the summer school i do not know how this particular course could be done. I am sure many others have the same feeling when they have experienced a Resi school themselves.
I personally think the summer schools give a far better experience than online versions and we all need to let them know how it helped us and why they shouldnt stop !!! Also i feel the tutors added to the whole experience and made it far more enjoyable !!! xx
He can be contacted via email or post and his details are at the bottom of the page on the link http://www8.open.ac.uk/about/main/admin-and-governance/vice-chancellor
Thank you xx