Business Woman Awards 2017

, Open Study College (OSC) are one of the biggest and fastest growing distance learning colleges in the UK. Samantha Rutter provides us with a breakdown of what the college offers, and how it benefits its students. eLearning COO of the Year 2017 & Best Online Education Platform - UK OSC have over 60,000 students enrolled with the college, and offer over 400 courses ranging from Accounting, beauty therapy, business and much more. Samantha explains more about the college, going into detail about its qualifications, awards and self-development courses. “Here at OSC, we write and develop our own courses in house and provide tutor support to students via our student helpdesk and telephone. We offer recognised qualifications as well as awards and self- development courses. Open Study College are registered with professional awarding bodies such as AAT, ICB, Training Qualifications UK, CACHE and NCFE to name a few.” Samantha herself has been involved in the distance learning industry for many years, and has been with OSC for over 10 years. Having seen her father operate in the industry when she was young, she knew it was something that she wanted to be a part of. Samantha comments on what challenges she has encountered as a woman, and how she has overcome them. “Essentially, I do find that most external meetings predominantly involve men, and most of the time I am the only woman in the room, but it is something I have gotten used to over the years. Being friendly and approachable are good assets to have, I am a big team player and believe that Open Study College would not be so successful without good people around me.” Looking ahead, Samantha tells us her plans for the future, looking to stay in the business, as well as signing off by describing what changes she would like to see within the corporate landscape which would benefit women. “Moving forward, I want to carry on establishing good relationships with my colleagues. I live and breathe this business, and hopefully I will be around for a very long time. “Overall, within the corporate landscape, there are lots of networking events for women, but it would be great to see more of these types of events where there is an equal proportion of men and women to give women chance to mix with people they may not meet otherwise. Coaching opportunities could be advertised better to ensure a larger number of enrolments.” Contact: Samantha Rutter Contact Email: [email protected] Address: 6140 Knights Court, Birmingham Business Park, Solihull Parkway, B37 7WY, UK Phone: 03300563100 Website: BW170013