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Overseas OU Students

I’ve just been made aware of a great site that has only recently been set up. It’s for students who are studying or are thinking of studying at the OU outside of the UK and Ireland. If you fit the bill, the website is at open

If you’ve read any of my other posts, you’ll know that amidst the moaning, I am a big, BIG fan of the Open University. It helped me finish my degree when my lack of funds was preventing me from going back to a more traditional uni.

Carrying on in the spirit of distance learning, I’ve signed up for some courses from Coursera and FutureLearn (FutureLearn is wholly owned by the OU so you know it’s gotta be good). I have been indulging in my love for history on FutureLearn and anthropology on Coursera. But now I’m working, I’m finding it very hard work. It’s hard to pluck up the motivation. And that just made me want to give a big shout out to all those people who study with the OU whilst managing a family and/or a full-time job: you guys are machines. Serious respect!

I’m still good, by the way. Working as a copywriter which I love 🙂 I know I don’t update much as I want to keep this blog a resource for people looking to study with the OU and I don’t want to clog it up with my ramblings! If you’re interested in my life, cheek out my personal blog over yonder (although I am terrible at updating this too!)

Nikki x

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Posted by on February 3, 2014 in OU


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I always meant to write in here when I got my final degree results, but for some reason I never did!

As you can see from my title, I got a 2:2 in the end. I was on track for a 2:1 but it all depended on my final essay, which didn’t exactly go to plan. I didn’t enjoy it and even though my tutor gave me as much help as possible, the topic still seemed as clear as mud to me! If I ever see a renaissance altarpiece again it will be TOO soon!

Never mind though. I still have a degree, and one I earnt off my own back as well. The OU is MUCH harder than a traditional university and no matter what grade you get, you did bloody well finishing it! That in itself was a great accomplishment for me; when I was younger, I would often fail to see things through to their conclusion so actually sticking with something and not giving up halfway is a great achievement.

Having said all this, I have yet to graduate! The next graduation date in Birmingham isn’t until NOVEMBER 23RD. Yes, it is bloody ridiculous. I was not very impressed! I finished my degree at 24 and will graduate at 26. What a strange state of affairs! I will try to remember to post here when I am an actual graduate instead of an inferior graduand 😉

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Posted by on April 30, 2013 in Uncategorized


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