Category: General Articles

OU Students: “Shouldn’t you be studying?”

OK fellow students how many times has somebody walked in and caught you on Twitter, flicking through a newspaper or checking the football scores and muttered this line: “Shouldn’t you be studying?” They look all pleased with themselves, they feel like you’ve been well and truly copped. It doesn’t matter whether you...


Beware of merging Open University courses

You’ve nearly finished a course and another one is starting shortly before the first one ends. Two TMAs and an EMA and it’ll all be over. If you let this one slide it will put you back at least nine months as it doesn’t start again within a suitable time frame. You...


Neither a Lender nor Borrower be?

I was scanning through my bookshelf recently and noticed something was amiss. One of my books was absent and I couldn’t think why. After some strenuous thinking back I realised that I had loaned the book out to a friend, some two years’ previous, and never received it back. I’m sure it’s...