Opinion: “It’s time to end the War on Drugs”

It's time to end the War on Drugs

By Andrew Brown The war on drugs is a failure that has been lost and is now due for a radical re-think. Bold statement to open with you might think but that’s how I see it. Those who started and continue to push the “war” have always been at least a step...

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Latest Open University News

It’s Thursday again folks and that means another hefty dose of Open University news. Yes that’s right, we’ve been scouring the interwebs like starving beasts all week to bring you the hot news from our favourite distance learning establishment. This week we have news on a business network briefing, a quick note...

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Interview with Open University blogger James Newton

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The glasses are down and off for a break from those Open University TMAs

This week it is an absolute pleasure to welcome over blogger, influencer, father, oh and Open University student James Newton for an interview. More of an informal chat I’d like to think but either way James was kind enough to agree to it and responded extremely quickly. Hope we didn’t eat into...

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Latest Open University News

Got a spare five mins at work? Well, here is another slice of Open University news for you all. This week we have information on a free course on philosophy, research into the pain and relief (I bet!) experienced by those deposed from political office and news that Conservative Sajid Javid will head up the...

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Sticking To the Open University Study Planner, Or Not.

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By Leanne Goodall Do you stick to the study planner on your module website? I haven’t been looking at mine so much of late and it’s got me wondering why. Until recently, I’ve always followed the planner studiously. For anyone that hasn’t come across the planner or isn’t an Open University student,...

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Latest Open University News

Once again this past week we’ve been busy scanning across the internet to find the latest information and Open University courses. The greatest university on the planet (we reckon anyway) is always innovating and leading the way on many issues that affect us around the globe and these news pieces reflect just...

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Deferment is not the end of the world…..

Why I deferred my Open University degree
Consider your options with the OU. They will help you decide.

By Clair Chaytors Having been a student of the Open University for over eight years now on various courses you could say I have caught the OU bug. In 2011 though after having had four children I decided to focus on an English Literature degree, my ultimate dream. My first two years...

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My 5 Top Tips for Writing a TMA

By Leanne Goodall After three years of study, I’ve written a fair share of TMAs now! Each and every one of them has taught me more than just the content of the course books. Throughout my journey I have worked out one or two things which have really helped me when writing...

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Latest Open University News

Happy Thursday everybody, it’s only one day to go until Friday and that’s a fact! It’s also four days away from Monday…..whoa, sorry, I got carried away. Anyway, here’s is your weekly dose of OU news. This week get the lowdown on opinion polls via some cracking YouTube videos as posted by...

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