Latest Open University News

Hello everyone, I hope you’re keeping well and are primed and ready for some fresh Open University news. This week we take a look at the history of the distance degree, news of an award for the OU in digital innovation and Dr Laurie Taylor explains why sociology is important. Remember, if there’s...

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OU Students: The Long TMA Wait

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By Leanne Goodall It’s practically the longest wait in the world. You know the one where you refresh and refresh that computer screen. The one where you log on to Student Home 200 more times than when you’re actually studying and the one where every new email makes you hold your breath,...

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Latest Open University News

It’s that time of the week again good people when we dive head first into the vast ocean of internet space and pluck out some fresh catches or quick bites to keep you mentally nourished. In our latest release we travel across the Irish Sea to Northern Ireland where the Open University have been...

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OU Module Review: A200 Exploring history: medieval to modern 1400-1900

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By Leanne Goodall ‘The most challenging yet rewarding course I’ve ever done’ Wow, what a course. If you’ve read other module reviews for A200 then you’ll know that it’s the nuts and bolts of studying History at degree level. It aims to teach you all the skills that a historian needs, how...

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Latest Open University News

Once again this past week we’ve been busy scanning across the internet to find the latest information and Open University courses. The greatest university on the planet (we reckon anyway) is always innovating and leading the way on many issues that affect us around the globe and these news pieces reflect just...

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Latest Open University News

Hey everybody, here are three more stories from the world of the Open University. The first is a sobering tale from an English literature student who dropped out and could not afford to return, followed by the OU Business School tackling motivations for saving and investment and then Open University students speaking after...

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Am I the sort of person who gets a degree?

“There’s only one place you’ll end up and that’s in a dead-end job or prison,” said the librarian over her horn-rimmed spectacles. Wow! Talk about a vote of confidence. That was our school librarian by the way, giving her measured assessment of my career prospects after I was caught stuffing security tags...

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Latest Open University News

Thank you coming along today and reading our latest Open University news. Just what have you got on the menu for me today, I hear you cry. Well there are more OU graduations taking place and a warm well done to all those who have passed through to academia. In other news a disabled lady...

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Opinion: “It’s time to end the War on Drugs”

It's time to end the War on Drugs

By Andrew Brown The war on drugs is a failure that has been lost and is now due for a radical re-think. Bold statement to open with you might think but that’s how I see it. Those who started and continue to push the “war” have always been at least a step...

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