Hey everybody, I'm new here! This is in fact my first post, so hopefully someone will reply! Anyway, a little bit about me, I'm 28, and I currently work as a graphic designer for the government. A brief moan about my current employment - I'm very lucky to gain a position in graphic design full time, however, the pay isn't "great" and I'm limited on the amount of creativity I can use (mostly due to corporate branding) I've recently been promised a promotion in April and a "progression" style system (I'll get sent on adobe certified courses and if i pass and get accreditation I'll move up the ladder to become a senior designer - lucky me!) problem is, talk is cheap, and i dont want to be licking my wounds come April being told some bullshitty story such as "oh its going through the process, we need to get so and so to approve it before we can pay you more" etc etc. My main issue is, if i ever want to leave my home town, i feel i'll need a degree to get a job in the industry. My question is, what do you guys think about going to OU? I havent studied since i was 21 but the thought of a degree has always interested me. I should mention that i currently live on my own in my own house (no gf, no kids, no pets even! im such a loner!) so i'd have no problem with distractions. Has anyone done this or had any experience in this before? What are your thoughts? (ps..shameless plug, but i've recently joined behance, so if you'd like to connect with me, then its behance.net/johnwooddesign) Thanks for your help in advance.