Originally Posted by random.swirls
I do wonder slightly how more practical degrees like some of the sciencey ones where at a traditional uni you would spend a lot of time in labs. That said I think the OU would have an answer for this so definately talk to them.
The practical things are undertaken in labs during study schools at various universities, although I didn't do those sorts of courses I was a regional advisor for science, technology and mathematics and it was in the information given to me (a common question I was asked was about study schools). A lot of students sign up and don't realise that is what the study schools are for/involve.
That was quite a long time ago now, the OU had no online resources then, but some things can only be done in a lab so I suspect it is the same.