1.9 Summary

In Part 1 of this course, we have introduced you to The Open University, its main campus in Milton Keynes and its offices across the UK. You have learned about the faculties, schools and institutes that are at the heart of the OU’s teaching, as well as gaining an insight into our students, our mission and our ethos.

In addition, we have given you an overview of the OU tutor role and the qualities you need to be a tutor. We hope you feel inspired by what some of our tutors have said about being a tutor and the rewards of the role.

Finally, reading Christine’s story, you saw how the OU and its tutors play an important role in making a difference to our students’ success.

Now go to Part 2 of the course, Teaching approach [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , where you are introduced to the many aspects of the tutor role and the teaching materials.

1.8 Making the difference