Category: General Articles

The Lifelong Journey of Learning

From a Guest Contributor Learning is in our nature and a lifelong experience Did you ever get that feeling of passion in the pit of your stomach that drives you to keep going?  What evokes such passion?  What leads human beings to continue to push themselves to their peaks? Some may argue...

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The OU Student: Excited vs. Nervous

By Leanne Goodall Studying with the Open University can bring excitement and nerves It’s a huge thing studying for a degree. It feels even bigger when you take that on whilst juggling a family, a job or just after many, many years without study. Being an Open University student comes with a...

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OU Students: Get Started with Social Media

By Leanne Goodall So you’re an Open University student and want to get involved on social media but where do you start? It can be confusing at first and a little overwhelming with all the different accounts, groups, students, staff and more. This blog post is designed to give you a head...

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New OU Course: Let’s Do This, One Step at a Time

By Leanne Goodall If you haven’t received them already then your OU delivery is likely to be imminent. All week long I’ve been reading about excited and nervous students who have been receiving their module materials for the new academic year and I have just received mine: A207, From Enlightenment to Romanticism....

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My day at the OU campus

Open University Students' Association Office
Open University Students' Association Office

Surviving the OU editor David Wells reflects on a recent visit to the Open University campus and believes students are in safe hands. Last month I was cordially invited to visit the Open University campus in Milton Keynes. It has taken me a couple of weeks to soak up the experience of...

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Open University and the Library

Open University Library

By Leanne Goodall Do you use it or is it just nostalgic? On a recent visit to the Open University Campus at Milton Keynes I was lucky enough to get a tour of the wonderful library. I found it incredibly exciting to be there and was in awe on all those amazing...

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OUSA Explained

By Leanne Goodall If you’re an OU student then you’ve probably heard of OUSA but if not don’t worry, we’re about to explain. Do you know what the point of OUSA is and how they can help you? If you’re like me or many other students that I’ve spoken to then you...

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#New2OU – Student Advice

Open University students starting a module

By Leanne Goodall I’m feeling quite calm about my next module and the fact that it will soon be starting. However, I have been reminiscing about my nerves as a newer student in previous years. It’s got me thinking about the excitement and nerves of all the new OU students that are...

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Stationery: The “Must-Have” Items

By Leanne Goodall So your study days are fast approaching and you’re raring to go. You need that all important trip to the shops to stock up on stationery – lots of stationery that comes in all kinds of lovely colours and looks all shiny and new and fresh, right? I’ve been...

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Stationery: The Pointless Items

By Leanne Goodall So we’ve talked about the items of stationery that I’ve classed as essential for your studies but what about all the bits that I’ve found to be a bit pointless? I’m going to list some of them here but first I must say that just because I’ve found them...

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