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Hello everyone it’s great to have you over. It’s Thursday again and we’ve been surfing the interwebs to fish out the latest information relating to the Open University and its courses. This week we have some inspirational stories for you to digest. Firstly news of a man who is trying to become the world’s first judge with cerebral palsy to a man who gained his Open University degree while sailing on a Royal Navy ship! Guess we’ve got no excuses about finishing those TMAs now then 🙂 Finally, a more sobering tale, but by no means any less inspiring.  The story of a lady who lost her daughter and has has now been chosen to front a campaign on how studying can transform lives. Thank as always for your time and support.

Man on a mission to become world’s first judge with cerebral palsy | Nottingham Post. Inspirational Alex Hawley is on a one-man mission to become the world’s first judge with cerebral palsy. The 29-year-old, who has to have round-the-clock care from three carers, uses an electric wheelchair and cannot write. But, determined to make his name in law, Alex is in the fifth year of a six-year part-time degree – and will be looking for jobs as a solicitor or barrister to make his dreams come true. Now, he has been selected for the Open University’s national Life-changing Learning campaign.

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Open University campaign fronted by Ham woman who speaks about tragic loss of 17-year-old daughter. A woman from Ham who lost her daughter on Mother’s Day has been chosen to front a campaign on how studying can transform lives. The life-changing learning campaign, led by the Open University, tells the stories of real people whose lives and careers have been changed through part-time study, after a range of events in their personal lives.

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South Yorkshire sailor’s war zone exams – The Star. A South Yorkshire man who studied for his degree while on board a Royal Navy ship in war zones has achieved a career transformation. Andy Murray sat Open University exams while aboard the HMS Iron Duke in Kosovo, and has friends who filled in their exam papers while in submarines in the Arctic Circle. The father-of-two, from Thurcroft, Rotherham, is now working as an engineer and is raising awareness of how part-time study can transform your career.

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