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Essentials to Invest In As a Freelancer

Nowadays, a lot more people are turning towards a freelance career. Who can blame them? Sure, some employed jobs have security. But when you freelance, you can choose who you work for. You can work from home. You don’t have to commute. You don’t have to wear a uniform. You choose your...

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5 Open University Essay Writing Tips

Essay writing can be less daunting if tackled in 5 stages #1 Analyse the TMA Question   Read the question (and student notes) Distinguish between process and content words/parts of the question Check the learning companion or an appropriate guide on better essay writing   #2 Read and select relevant material  ...

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How To Stay Motivated When You Study From Home At The OU

Studying from home has certainly got many perks, it’s one of the many reasons people choose to study through the OU. It’s a low-pressure environment, it’s more comfortable, and it’s less regimented.  There are, of course, also some reasons why it can sometimes be difficult to study from home. There are many...

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5 ways Open University students can keep warm in winter

By David Wells, editor at Surviving the OU Studying for an exam or coursework can be pretty unpleasant when you’re freezing cold and shivering The last time you heard from us we presented a list of five ways Open University students like you can keep cool during the summer. Well, the summer...

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5 ways Open University students can keep cool in summer

By David Wells, editor at Surviving the OU Studying for an exam or coursework can be difficult when you’re hot, sweaty and uncomfortable 1. Wear comfortable, loose clothing It’s not often in the UK and Ireland we have to contend with soaring temperatures and heatwaves, but hot, sticky weather can test everyone’s...

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Is it worth studying with the Open University?

Feedback can be helpful for future students, whether positive or negative, but is it accurate? by David Wells, editor at Surviving the OU After putting out a post on social media recently asking for feedback on the Open University experience, I was surprised at some of the responses. There were plenty of...

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5 Key Questions To Ask Before Applying To An OU Course

When living in the UK, it often feels as though getting a degree is the only path to success. The Open University has become an increasingly common solution. It reflects changes in financial situations as well as the growing volume of mature students. Before committing to any degree, though, you must give...

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What Type Of Work Suits You?

You might like to say that no type of work suits you. Sometimes it’s just easier to spend our days thinking about the life that we could have if we could work from home. Or not work at all. But the reality is that life will never be that great for the...

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Landing The Perfect Job After Graduating

Having a degree can certainly broaden your career opportunities. However, a degree alone is not enough to secure a job – particularly your perfect job, for which there’s likely to be a lot of competition. If you want to land that ultimate job, you’re going to need to put some extra work...

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