Category: General Articles

Is Underachieving Your Worst Fear?

By Norah Martin Is Underachieving Your Worst Fear? Going through high school with flying colors brings praise from friends, family and professors. Students that are ahead of the pack enjoy many benefits indeed, one of the greatest rewards being a sense of high self-esteem. But, crowning achievements in high school do not...


Top Tips for Surviving Your Degree

By Leanne Goodall So you’re doing a degree and you know by now that it is far from plain sailing. There are tough days, impossible days but also exciting days and those that give you a sense of achievement. So how do students get through a degree? For some students it can...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


7 Steps to Detonating that Tricky TMA

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