Hi all - I've seen quite a few threads about Open Uni and other distance learning, so thought I'd start up a general thread on the subject! Anyone wanting to discuss course choices/options, financial help, juggling studies with home life, work and other responsibilities - all welcome
I've been studying with the O.U. since 2007, and hope to graduate with a BSc (Hons) Open degree next year. My subjects of interest are just too random for a 'named' degree
I have completed : D240 Counselling: exploring fear and sadness (2010)
S216 Environmental science (2010)
S250 Science in context (2009)
S103 Discovering science (2007)
I am currently studying : U316 The environmental web (2011)
SDK122 Challenging obesity (2010)
SDK228 The science of the mind: investigating mental health (2010)
To complete my degree I'll be doing : S283 Planetary science and the search for life (2011)
S330 Oceanography (2012)
S366 Evolution (2012)
Hope to hear from some others with their experiences of the joys of open learning!
I'm currently doing SK120 - Diabetes Care.
So far i'm part way through my first assignment, i'm finding it challenging but not horrendous, it's definitely getting my brain back into gear!
I am counting it towards a Certificate in Health Science. I'm also going to college in September to retake my GCSE's, then doing an Access to HE the following year in hope of going to Uni to do Paramedic Science (sorry i went off topic there)
Hiya! Nice to see some replies. It's fab being able to fit it in around life, but can be incredibly tough actually motivating yourself don't u think? I find once I get myself actually working I really enjoy it though!
Has anyone had any really good (or bad) tutors? The best one I've had by far was on S216, the tutor we had was incredibly inspiring. It was also the course that brought me the first exam since I was in school (unless u count driving tests ) and without her help I really would have done a poor job. I got 79% for the exam in the end, giving me a grade 2 pass overall for the course - on course for a 2:1 degree which I'd be delighted with!
Level 3 is a step up though - not necessarily harder just more involved. I honestly don't know what I'll do with all those spare moments once I've graduated.....
Tonight i'm struggling, i can't get my brain working at all and its stressing me out! lol. I think i'l have another bash at it tomorrow, assignment isn't due til 1st of June but i like being organised x
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