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OU Students: The Final Push

By Leanne Goodall The pressure builds to finish that final part of an Open University module or degree but don’t worry, you can get through it About this time of year OU students everywhere are feeling their stress levels increase and they haven’t a clue how they are going to get through the...

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OU TMAs: Understanding the Question

Answering an OU TMA question
Answering an OU TMA question

By Leanne Goodall Handing in a good Open University TMA can often be simpler than you think Every student wants to do well on their TMA but sometimes (often?) it’s the process of understanding the question that really becomes a stumbling block for students. For some, writing a killer TMA takes a...

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5 Ways to Make Studying Fun

By Leanne Goodall We all know that studying can be one long hard slog and sometimes we really need to liven things up and add a bit of fun. Making your study session a little more fun only adds to the learning process and helps things to stick in the mind too....

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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...

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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...

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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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open university study space

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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7 Steps to Detonating that Tricky TMA

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