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What would make life for an OU student easier?

We asked this very question on our social media recently and some of the answers were: interesting, sad and hilarious. Have any of your own? Add them in to the comments. Here is the pick of them. Fewer set texts in my English module – there are too many to read and...

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The Student Room talks Open University

Some of these discussions are slightly old but the content and sentiment is still very relevant to anyone considering studying with the Open University. http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2115101 http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1838091 http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1356200 http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2656822 http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=194212 http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=381747 http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Open_University http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2668747 http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2462562

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Open University Reviews

Here are some of the links to reviews we have found that may be useful to anyone considering studying with the Open University. If you have any to add then feel free to leave below in the comments section. Thanks, David. Open University Reviews – Course and Study Reddit link –> http://www.reddit.com/r/OpenUniversity...

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A chance to show their skills

It’s not uncommon for students to return home disappointed with their efforts during exam time and dreading those impending results. By not achieving their desired scores, their self-esteem can suffer serious detrimental effects which can impact their continued efforts towards their education. Factors such as stress, anxiety and exhaustion can play a...

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Do Kids Need Better Breaks During Schooltime?

Kids spend at least 6 hours a day, 5 times a week, inside their school setting. This adds up to quite a large portion of the 7 day week: 30 hours dedicated to academia, and then comes in the homework and extracurricular clubs the majority of teachers believe children should be taking. ...

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How International Students Learn Beyond the Classroom

Today, there is increasing recognition of the limits of classroom-based learning. While academics and critical thinking skills do need to be taught through lectures in a closed setting, there are life skills necessary for holistic development that cannot be learned solely in a classroom setting.  International schools are among the foremost believers...

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Career Options: MOT Tester

When it comes to the motor industry, there are many different routes you can go down and different ways you can progress your career.  You could work in the racing industry, for example, although this is hard to get into. You could sell cars at Smart Car dealers and other dealers around...

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Troubleshooting The Problems With Further Education

There has been a 2% drop in the number of students applying to universities this past year, which signifies a problem. Yes, apprenticeships are increasing in popularity and there is a decline in the total number of 18-year-olds, but it’s wrong to say that further education is perfect. For a lot of...

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8 Life-Saving Tips to Survive Your PhD Thesis

Anyone who decides to write a doctoral thesis needs first of all time, dedication, and research. It feels like you are at the foot of a mountain, so small and miserable before the difficulty of your way up to the top. No doubt, you need to be determined and full of enthusiasm....

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The Secret To Finding Your Purpose

Finding your purpose is something you’ll probably have to work at – nobody’s ‘purpose’ just comes along and smacks them in the face. Well, it might do occasionally, but this rarely happens. Discovering ones purpose is a journey, so you need to be prepared to do what it takes to go on...

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