Hey everybody, here are three more stories from the world of the Open University. The first is a sobering tale from an English literature student who dropped out and could not afford to return, followed by the OU Business School tackling motivations for saving and investment and then Open University students speaking after graduating.
I had to drop out of university due to illness and now can’t afford to go back: The Guardian Money segment. “In my third year at university studying English literature I had to drop out due to illness and was hospitalised for six months. I have always wanted to pursue a degree, work hard and have a progressive career in marketing, PR or HR. However, I will never be able to afford to return to university. An Open University degree would also be unaffordable.”
What’s your investment motivation?: Open University Business School. There are three main types of amateur investor – as identified by research from The Open University’s True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance. Which one are you? If you’ve ever spoken to a financial adviser, you’ll know how important it is to establish your attitude to investing before making financial decisions.Understanding your motivations and recognising your behaviours will help you make the right choices, seek the right support and achieve the right outcomes. How much time do you spend researching financial products, and monitoring the ones you buy? Who do you turn to for help? Do you involve professional advisers?
In their own words: Open University graduates on their years of study, challenges and fulfillments. In their own words: Open University graduates on their years of study, challenge and fulfilment – News – Eastern Daily Press. It was a moment of pride after many years of hard study – often while holding down a job, battling illness, or dealing with family crises.
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