I'm aware that the Navy pays an allowance each year towards education. This is something I'm hoping to take advantage of. I'd like to know if anyone on RR has any experience of completing a degree part-time whilst in the RN? My Dad's studying with the Open University at the moment so I know how hard it is to fit around an average 9-5 job, how do you manage it if you have a sea draft? Presumably there's a high chance of being away for some exams, do organisations like the OU tend to be flexible about when you take your exam, or is it a case of fitting your courses in when you know you're going to be in the UK? Any other tips for studying whilst in the RN greatly appreciated.