Category: General Articles

My Study Goals for 2016

By Leanne Goodall As we enter in to a new year, Open University student Leanne is setting out her goals And so another year has passed and we’re now well and truly into 2016. When thinking of your studies how does the New Year make you feel? It’s a step closer towards...

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Free Study Courses: Yes or No?

Free OU Courses

By Leanne Goodall Not tried the OU free courses? You could be missing out on some excellent free learning Have you heard of MOOCs, Future Learn or the Open University taster courses? If not then you might just be missing out on some quality free learning from the comfort of your own...

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Open University: TMA help is out there!

By Leanne Goodall Are you stuck trying to write your latest TMA for The Open University? Let’s guess: you have no idea where to start, you can’t decide how to structure it and you’ve found a whole host of others things that you can do instead. Don’t worry, that’s a totally normal...

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Distance and Digital Learning Debate

Distance and Digital Learning Debate Published on  YouTube, May 6, 2012 Are online degrees real degrees? In what ways are online degrees different from one another and also different from traditional degrees? What demonstrable skills does the holder of an online degree posses? Are there safeguards in place to prevent students from...

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How Long Does it Take to Mark an OU TMA?

By Leanne Goodall Waiting for that OU TMA to come back can bring out a huge mix of emotions Let’s be honest, that’s the question that everyone wants the answer to when they first submit assignments with The Open University. We put all of our blood, sweat and tears into the TMA...

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The Lifelong Journey of Learning

Learning is in our nature and a lifelong experience Did you ever get that feeling of passion in the pit of your stomach that drives you to keep going?  What evokes such passion?  What leads human beings to continue to push themselves to their peaks? Some may argue that it’s the desire...

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The OU Student: Excited vs. Nervous

By Leanne Goodall Studying with the Open University can bring excitement and nerves It’s a huge thing studying for a degree. It feels even bigger when you take that on whilst juggling a family, a job or just after many, many years without study. Being an Open University student comes with a...

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OU Students: Get Started with Social Media

By Leanne Goodall So you’re an Open University student and want to get involved on social media but where do you start? It can be confusing at first and a little overwhelming with all the different accounts, groups, students, staff and more. This blog post is designed to give you a head...

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