Open University

What Are You Going To Do With Your Degree?

When I tell people that I have just graduated with the Open University, the first question I am normally asked is ‘what were you studying?’. So I tell them. History and Religious Studies. The next question is invariably, ‘what are you going to do with your degree?’. Hmm, not so easy to answer and I …

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A Look Back on A332 with the Open University

OK, I think I have now adjusted to the thought that I have actually finished my degree. I have graduated. I have a 2.1. It has happened! So as this news sinks in, I thought it’d be good to have a look back on A332 with the Open University, my final module with them, which …

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I’ve Only Gone And Done It!

A little over twenty years ago I decided that I would like to go to university and get a degree. This week, I finally got that degree. So yes, it’s taken a while! I’ve written before about how I started this back when I was 21, completed a couple of years, and then it got …

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The Wait For Open University Results

I am in limbo. I am unable to concentrate on so many things. I am living with the interminable wait for Open University results. It feels like forever. Truth be told, they turn these things round pretty quickly, as deadlines and exams are all usually around the end of May, early June and then module …

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And It Is Over! #OpenUniversity

It’s all over. My Open University degree is now complete. I have submitted my final assignments, End Of Module Assessments for both of the modules I have been doing this year. I have submitted them a little early, as we’ll be away when the deadline rolls round, so I needed to ensure I had got …

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What’s It Like To Be A Mature Student?

As many of you will know, I am in my final year of my Open University degree. I’m in my final month now to be precise, and over this time I have been asked many times, ‘what’s it like to be a mature student?’ So I thought I’d try to answer that here, from my …

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Open University: Over Halfway Through My Final Year!

I am getting there, folks. The end is in sight. I am now over halfway through my final year with the Open University. This time in three months, I will be all done. And I’ll be in Disney World, which does strike me as a nice way to celebrate! So what’s happening? On my level …

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Distance Learning Study Tips

I am now in my final year of my Open University degree, studying two modules this year making me a full time student. It feels a little strange to type that, odd to think that I only have a few more months left of this study life. Anyway, over the years I have found a …

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An Open University Update

I am now a few weeks into my final year with the Open University, so I thought it was time to share a little update on how it’s going. The materials came nice and early this year so as soon as the kids went to school in September, I made a head start. With two …

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Word of the Week 22/9/17

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, …

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My Final Year With The Open University

This is it, I am about to embark upon what should be, all being well, my final year with the Open University. It feels a bit funny to think that this time next year I won’t be excitedly embarking on a new module, seeing what it holds for me. I started this degree years ago, …

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Looking Back on Open University A326….

As you may have spotted on the blog on Friday, I am delighted to say that I have passed another of my Open University modules, this year’s A326 Empire 1492-1975. It was a module that, if I’m honest, I didn’t love. I think coming after A200 last year, which I thoroughly enjoyed, it just didn’t …

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That’s Another Open University Module Finished!

And I am done! What a feeling. I have had such mixed feelings about this module, A326 Empire 1492-1975. I was really looking forward to starting it back in October, I remember eagerly leafing through the books, checking my assignment details and getting a feel for the course. Then for the first couple of blocks …

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An Open University Update – A326

I thought I’d share a little update on how I’m getting on with my module this year, and looking forward to next year. I have just had back my marks for my fifth TMA (tutor marked assignment) and it’s my highest mark on this module so far. I now have one more assignment to go and …

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Studying with the Open University – Can I Do It?

I am now just over halfway through my fourth module of my Open University degree. I completed the first two years whilst I was working full time, back in my twenties, and the last two I have done whilst working from home on this blog and looking after the children. Different challenges in fitting it …

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An Open University Update – Empire 1492-1975

I have just realised that I’ve not shared anything about my latest Open University module here, which is very remiss of me. Though when I think about it, I’m not surprised that I’ve overlooked it because the truth is, I’m not really feeling it this year. I went into this module off the back of …

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