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Old Jun 8th, 2011, 05:23 AM   41
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Hellooo I'm planning on transferring my credits and finishing my English Lit degree though OU. Is it too late to apply now to start in October?



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Old Jun 8th, 2011, 05:53 AM   42
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I'm not sure if it is or not, maybe phone the OU and ask?



 
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Old Jun 8th, 2011, 06:03 AM   43
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Sorry, can i butt in?
Im registering for BA History, going to start off with The arts past and present course in october and i was wondering how long does it take you ladies to finish a 60 point module? I just want to know what to expect time-wise. Also, does any of you get financial help?
Hi there,
I'm doing that course starting in October, i'm doing a BA in Design. The courses are scheduled so for that course you start in October and finish in June - it's quite a lot of work but you can pick it up when you have the time. For this course there is quite a bit of reading too - so obvs you can take that on the go too. I get financial help - what advice do you need on that? Good Luck x
Ohhhh ok thank you Erm i just wanted to know how it works really.. apparently you open some account thing and pay monthly? im not really too sure.. x



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Old Jun 8th, 2011, 07:14 AM   44
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Sorry, can i butt in?
Im registering for BA History, going to start off with The arts past and present course in october and i was wondering how long does it take you ladies to finish a 60 point module? I just want to know what to expect time-wise. Also, does any of you get financial help?
Hi there,
I'm doing that course starting in October, i'm doing a BA in Design. The courses are scheduled so for that course you start in October and finish in June - it's quite a lot of work but you can pick it up when you have the time. For this course there is quite a bit of reading too - so obvs you can take that on the go too. I get financial help - what advice do you need on that? Good Luck x
Ohhhh ok thank you Erm i just wanted to know how it works really.. apparently you open some account thing and pay monthly? im not really too sure.. x
Ok so that depends - if you are on certain benefits - child tax credits; working tax credits etc you can get complete funding from the OU. If not you can opt to pay part of the fees using an ILA, and the other part with OUBSA - which is opening an account and paying monthly. Try the eligability checker:
http://css2.open.ac.uk/fafcalculator/eligibility.aspx - this will tell you whether you will or might be able to get funding. There are phone numbers you can call too, so it's worth just ringing them up. Good Luck xx



 
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Old Jun 8th, 2011, 13:50 PM   45
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Yeah the eligibility checker is good

louandivy you've plenty of time to register to start in October, do you know which course (modules they like to call em now ) you'll be starting with? If you're planning to transfer credit I'd recommend phoning anyway but the prospectus pages here give all the courses, with start dates and registration info.

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Old Jun 8th, 2011, 13:51 PM   46
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Oh yeah not all the courses start in October either, I've had a few Feb starts with my lot



 
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Old Jun 8th, 2011, 14:50 PM   47
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yup the course I'm doing now was a February start but my next one is an October start.....



 
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Old Jun 9th, 2011, 03:40 AM   48
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is anyone else starting in October and STILL waiting to hear back from financial support ... the wait is killing me :/!!! sent my form off in april : ( had an email saying they were very busy! but they would get back to me ! ........ haha x



 
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Old Jun 9th, 2011, 03:52 AM   49
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hi Rhi Rhi;
Basically in April they were catching up with the spring starts; so they are taking a little bit of time to get caught up. I only heard 2 weeks ago that I had my financial support, and I applied in February for my course - so I certainly wouldn't worry. If you are worrying though, just give them a ring



 
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Thanks Vicki! i assumed as much its just a bit daunting, cos you want to "prepare" lol but instead i'm sitting around wondering if im actually doing it in October or not ! haha hopefully they will let me know soon! !



 
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