Category: Rollo Jones

Should a free cat be included with every OU module?


Is it time for the Open University to include mischievous moggies with the module mail-outs? By Rollo Jones Tutors can be devious beasts and often have quite oblique motives for undertaking activities. I’m no exception to this. For example, during the first tutorial of each module presentation I will invariably ask my...


OU Students: Tutorial Terrors!


By Rollo Jones The excitement is mounting: I found a course I like the look of and I’ve applied for it I’ve had the email confirming I’m on the module. There’s been an official looking letter to confirm it. I’ve got access to the course website The doorbell rings and someone is...


OU Students: Preparing for that exam

OU Student Exam Test

By Rollo Jones A Sorry Tale….. A few weeks ago I went for a job interview. I diligently prepared beforehand; researching the organization; coming up with great answers for the questions I thought they’d ask; dry cleaning everything that can be dry cleaned; the whole schamoozle. I didn’t get the job and...


OU Students: Five Ways to Fail a TMA

Open University TMA fail

By Rollo Jones  So you want to prolong your time with the OU? We all know that studying with the Open University is the most satisfying experience you will ever have. As such it is perfectly natural that you will want to prolong it for as long as possible in the most...