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RDI partnership with British universities to help you obtain the required qualifications to carry out a new career
Students in the years previous to me would finish college, then would typically go to university to progress in their studies. However this choice for me, and many students of my age, was made very difficult with the rising costs of tuition fees going from £3,000 per year to £9,000 per year. I then made the choice that university wasn’t for me.
I looked through different organisations on the internet including local universities and online organisations, which is how I came across RDI.
This was made even better by the fact that I could pay for it with student finance, since, at the time, I wouldn’t have been able to pay for the course module by module due to only having the one part time job. So I had decided to apply for the course with RDI.
All the staff that work for RDI are very good, they will respond to your queries, be that anything to do with the course, any queries on finance or if you need any help with the course, very quickly, usually within the next day. This allows you to deal with any problems you may have quickly allowing you more time to concentrate on your studies which is great! To add to this you can communicate with other students, say if you are unsure of the meaning of a sub topic, you can hear different people’s opinions which allows you to then broaden your thoughts and help you look at that subject in a different perspective.
Studying part time has also made me into a reputable candidate as I have been able to gain valuable experience in different work places. The fact that I have chosen to study at home allows me to demonstrate that I am a determined worker who will work hard to be successful. All in all, I believe that studying with RDI was one of my life’s wiser choices which I am very happy with and if anyone was to ask for my opinion on what they should do, I would suggest part time study.
What does studying an LLB Common Law offer you?
Studying your qualification in Law offers you the chance to acquire knowledge, understanding and a range of practical skills relating to the discipline and study of Law. These are applicable to a range of legal and non-legal sectors, and in a variety of geographical and cultural settings.
You’ll be able to understand and identify how each module can be implemented into your real working life.
The alternative to traditional university
I knew from the age of 16 that I didn’t want to go to university. However, I wanted to continue study and distance learning was the perfect solution for this dilemma.
University hours and lifestyle did not appeal to me, I felt like I had already experienced mixing and socialising so had no real hankering for 3 years of hedonism. Also, 4 hours a week classroom work was insufficient for me. So, when I turned 18 I applied for the BA (Hons) Psychology through RDI; RDI provides a suitable education without the cost of maintenance loans, massive gaps between studies and a more direct route to the desired end goal.
Thankfully, one can now get a tuition fee loan to study through RDI and I have found communication most satisfactory through my designated financial support officer with whom I have exchanged many, occasionally frantic, emails. The system is hard as UCAS change their rules and regulations now and then but having good communication helps the situation considerably.
The course itself admittedly is intense, at a recommended 36 hours-study a week for Psychology; it is like being back to school. The assessments are challenging – although some tutors are very attentive with queries, without actual face-to-face contact it can be difficult in knowing what actually is required of you to do. However, this all contributes to a sense of independence (regardless of end module results) that without being led by the hand you have, stressfully, figured things out yourself.
There are plenty of study support resources which have been most helpful, from referencing to module descriptions; admittedly they can be hard to locate so I recommend saving them or printing off straight away.
I hope to progress to a career in Psychology: grade permitting a Masters course would be the next step and I am grateful that I have the opportunity to achieve this thanks to RDI.
BSc Psychology (applied) is broken down into 3 levels
You’ll be opened to a whole range of broad topics of psychological and developmental behaviours. In your first year you’ll have insight into:
Your second year looks further into the ideologies from your first year. We look into how these can be applied to everyday situations but also helps you gain a deeper understanding of what you’ve learnt previously, studying:
Finally in your final year you’re able to develop your understanding and knowledge into niche sectors within Psychology. Looking into:
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