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    Hello.

    What are the job prospects for someone who has earned a degree from the Open University UK, especially in regards to secondary high school teaching positions in both the comprehensive and private school systems? Is there much snobbery and contempt toward OU UK graduates in regards to employment?

    Thank you.

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    In the UK or Aus?
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      Look at the western states and Indian reservations for teaching positions. They are open and pay more than most midwest states.
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        Originally posted by Selous View Post
        In the UK or Aus?
        In the UK primarily, and perhaps later in Oz--maybe I'll end up hating living in England.

        I've read that top end unis like Manchester won't allow anyone to do a postgraduate programme if they graduated from OU UK.

        Originally posted by Trailboss49 View Post
        Look at the western states and Indian reservations for teaching positions. They are open and pay more than most midwest states.
        I'm Australian, mate!

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          I did my first PG course with a bloke who'd done International Relations with the OU, he didn't seem to have any trouble getting onto the course as far as I know. Depending on what you're doing, sometimes the 'best' universities aren't actually best, departments tend to get rated separately. Me mam also has two OU degrees and works in education, though neither are a PGCE she isn't a full teacher but an instructor. Coming from an institution with physical walls I couldn't give you much advice on the subject of anti-OU snobbery, but I've not seen it myself from my limited positions as a research student.
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            Originally posted by Kittikhun View Post
            Hello.

            What are the job prospects for someone who has earned a degree from the Open University UK, especially in regards to secondary high school teaching positions in both the comprehensive and private school systems? Is there much snobbery and contempt toward OU UK graduates in regards to employment?

            Thank you.
            You will struggle, there is an over ambudance of teachers at the moment, if you have a specialised technical subject like maths, chemistry etc etc under your belt however.......

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              Originally posted by Kittikhun View Post
              Hello.

              What are the job prospects for someone who has earned a degree from the Open University UK, especially in regards to secondary high school teaching positions in both the comprehensive and private school systems? Is there much snobbery and contempt toward OU UK graduates in regards to employment?

              Thank you.
              There are facilities within Australia whereby you can take your degree from an Australian University off-campus . It would have the same prestige (if that's the right word) on the job market as if you had physically attended the particular institution.

              Regardless, its commercial value would depend upon its content. In my experience a BA degree-of itself- is worth little unless it's accompanied by an additional tertiary qualification.
              "I dogmatise and am contradicted, and in this conflict of opinions and sentiments I find delight".
              Samuel Johnson.

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                Originally posted by Paddybhoy View Post
                You will struggle, there is an over ambudance of teachers at the moment, if you have a specialised technical subject like maths, chemistry etc etc under your belt however.......
                I plan to major in French and biology. Is this prudent?

                Originally posted by BELGRAVE View Post
                There are facilities within Australia whereby you can take your degree from an Australian University off-campus . It would have the same prestige (if that's the right word) on the job market as if you had physically attended the particular institution.

                Regardless, its commercial value would depend upon its content. In my experience a BA degree-of itself- is worth little unless it's accompanied by an additional tertiary qualification.
                I'm actually studying at uni at the moment (UNSW) in order to get the units up so that I could finish a degree quicker in the UK. I just want to make the most of my potential as a young lad rather than let it wither away needlessly by studying--you can study for a uni degree at any age and age won't affect you in this regard, but in regards to physical strength and endurance, age does play a huge part in what you can do.

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