Category: General Articles

You Can Do It! The Degree Marathon Starts Here

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Completing an OU degree is like running a marathon

By Leanne Goodall Getting an Open University degree is a marathon but you CAN do it! So you’ve made the jump and signed up to do your first module – well done! It’s all a bit daunting though, isn’t it?Saying you’re going to do it and actually doing it are two different things....

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The OU Student Radio Show

By Leanne Goodall Regular STOU contributor Leanne is ready to appear on Open University radio Yes that’s right, OU Students have their very own radio show and the next one is about to go live. Have you listened before? Do you want to know more about it? Then read on and we’ll...

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Where is your favourite study space?

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By David Wells Meet my goats: Elma, Joan and Gladys. Not only much-loved pets and vital hedge trimmers but also my most recent study partners. What am I talking about? Let me explain. As we were having a series of long overdue renovations completed on the house (a 140-year-old farm which was...

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My Study Goals for 2016

By Leanne Goodall As we enter in to a new year, Open University student Leanne is setting out her goals And so another year has passed and we’re now well and truly into 2016. When thinking of your studies how does the New Year make you feel? It’s a step closer towards...

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Free Study Courses: Yes or No?

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By Leanne Goodall Not tried the OU free courses? You could be missing out on some excellent free learning Have you heard of MOOCs, Future Learn or the Open University taster courses? If not then you might just be missing out on some quality free learning from the comfort of your own...

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Open University: TMA help is out there!

By Leanne Goodall Are you stuck trying to write your latest TMA for The Open University? Let’s guess: you have no idea where to start, you can’t decide how to structure it and you’ve found a whole host of others things that you can do instead. Don’t worry, that’s a totally normal...

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Distance and Digital Learning Debate

Distance and Digital Learning Debate Published on  YouTube, May 6, 2012 Are online degrees real degrees? In what ways are online degrees different from one another and also different from traditional degrees? What demonstrable skills does the holder of an online degree posses? Are there safeguards in place to prevent students from...

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