open university degree

(97 Posts)
MrsAragon Sun 12-Jan-14 17:06:13

has anybody done one? i am thinking about it, either health science or social science, nervous wreck just thinking about it never mind doing it sad

I did, gradating in 2011. It was hard work, along with working full time and having 2 young DCs. I couldn't have done it without DH's support.
I was very impressed with the OU set up and student support and would highly recommend it.

JodiA Sun 12-Jan-14 17:14:21

Hi Mrs!

I start (officially) in Feb, although I'm prepping as we speak (or type!)

I signed up last year and thought the process would be mind-blowingly complex (I've not studied at degree level before) but honestly, the Open Uni make it very clear to follow, providing tons of info on their courses and examples of career paths within your desired field etc, plus the actual application / registration is pretty straight forward.

I've chosen BSc (Hons) Psychology, which means my first module is Social Sciences. It's classed as a Part-Time degree, therefore is spread over 6 years.

Reading so many stories from people who've studied with the OU I am so glad I too will be. My regret is I just wish I'd have done it younger (I'm 30 now).

Do you have a career path in mind? X

spongebobsmallpants Sun 12-Jan-14 17:14:46

im starting an access course with the OU in February. after the access course I will being doing a business degree. They recommended an access course because of how long ive been out of education. The OU so far have been really helpful and im looking forward to getting started smile

OneHolyCow Sun 12-Jan-14 17:17:33

I'm doing one. Started level 2 in October. I'm doing an Open Degree which will hopefully turn out to be a Humanities degree in philosophy and religious studies. In it for the long haul, hopefully!
I enjoy it a lot, it's not easy though but I guess how hard it all is depends on a lot of circumstances.. work, children, support at home, your learning experiences up til now etc.

JodiA Sun 12-Jan-14 17:20:56

I think you definitely need to be self-disciplined, organised and passionate about your study. I know for me it's gonna be a tough ride, with a 6 and 3 year old, and a hubby I care for who has brain damage but that's the joy of the OU, being so easy accessible for people with such commitments and lack of scheduled time smile

lilyaldrin Sun 12-Jan-14 17:22:57

I've just graduated. I found the quality of materials, tutors, tutorials etc really good. It's taken me 6 years but I did have a baby in the middle of it. Though I was fortunate to be on the old fee structure, and also got some grants due to our family income.

UsedToBeNDP Sun 12-Jan-14 17:27:58

There have been enormous changes to funding since I did mine, it now costs not far off a bricks and mortar university (?£5k pa, I think). Before it was more flexible and you paid per module. Tbh, I wouldn't do it now, I'd go to a 'normal' uni. I found there wasn't a brilliant amount of support, I felt quite alone and although I was ok with that, as I could cope, in retrospect I would've been better off at a 'proper uni. I would've immersed myself more in the subject, increasing my understanding, speed of learning and got more immediate answers to my questions. Not to mention I would've halved the time taken to complete it! Also, I did a science-based degree which would've been much better as non correspondence (the practical res courses and online group experiments weren't really enough, IMO).

You do need to be very disciplined at fitting it in & a master juggler if you are fitting it around a job and a family. It is very stressful and long winded.

Sorry if that was a bit negative sad

EatingAllTheCrumpets Sun 12-Jan-14 17:31:49

I start mine in Feb, I'm doing the access course first as I've been out of education a while and never studied at degree level grin

I'm bricking it, but also really looking forward to it. I think I have to put around 25 hours in a week so along with working full time I know it's going to be hard and I will need to be disciplined with setting time aside for it, but I'm looking forward to doing something different and just for me!

So far the level of support and help from the OU has been great and I gather that they are very accommodating and helpful.

nouvellevag Sun 12-Jan-14 17:35:41

I'm halfway through an Open honours degree, been doing it module by module since DD was born, but I'm taking a break this year as I'm skint and busy with freelance work. Don't know if I'll keep going to the end as I don't need the qualification IYSWIM, but I've had all good experiences so far. Fitting it in round the rest of life does take a bit of planning, though.

DavidHarewoodsFloozy Sun 12-Jan-14 17:40:00

Has anyone finished one quicker than 6 years?

Well done to all you grads and best of luck OP!.

lilyaldrin Sun 12-Jan-14 17:41:37

I found it was a lot less than 25 hours a week. By the 3rd year modules I was doing 12 hours a week, more towards the end, but at the first couple of levels it was a case of doing next to nothing some weeks and then having some really busy weeks. Nearer 10 hours a week on average though.

MrsAragon Sun 12-Jan-14 17:48:26

i work part time at the mo in the health care environment so i think my choices could be helpful in the future for my career. my kids are all in school so should be ok for time maybe just need help with the discipline smile
i haven't studied at degree level before but i did a vocational course last year and managed fine with quite a bit of moans and groans though I am still looking into funding so that could be make or break.

Usedtobe, I am afraid of that I think I would be alot better in a 'proper uni' but don't think I could keep working or plan childcare round it so think the ou my best option.

UsedToBeNDP Sun 12-Jan-14 17:56:13

That's it MrsA, it was similar for me wrt working and child care, OU was a compromise and in the end, it felt like it. It might not be so for you. Lots of people have a very positive experience with it.

lilyaldrin Sun 12-Jan-14 18:00:07

I can imagine it would be more difficult doing a practical subject, but a social science which is basically reading/thinking/talking/writing seemed to work pretty well with the OU format.

littlewhitebag Sun 12-Jan-14 18:15:06

I did a psychology degree with the OU. My children were quite small at the time and i found i had to be very organised but i loved it.

MrsAragon Sun 12-Jan-14 18:18:08

lily that was my thought, I think my interest would be more towards the health science one but I think the social science one be more distance learning friendly. Really like the look of both so I am looking at these small things to help make a decision.

LucilleBluth Sun 12-Jan-14 18:29:29

I'm halfway through my first level one module, I am enjoying it but my course so so broad, I plan to take the History pathway, it's been hard to maintain interest in some of the chapters I have had to last essay was on music and poetry, it's quite frustrating, I want to get my teeth stuck in to some history.

youarewinning Sun 12-Jan-14 18:35:13

I'm on my last module grin

I'm very glad I didn't because I can't pursue my chosen career without my degree - however don't underestimate the length of time it takes to do (6) years and the dedication it requires.

I work FT (30 hrs). I have a DS with SN and I'm a LP. It is doable but I would say do something your heart is really in because it can take it's toll - especially after the 3rd year when you've worked hard and realise although your halfway there you have to it all over again!

TinyDiamond Sun 12-Jan-14 18:36:52

Yes I am. I have a love/hate relationship with it but majority love. It is hard, there is no way round that. But if it wasn't then everyone would have one. The juggling is the hardest thing rather than the actual work. What is your home situation dcs etc?

I'm half way through my first module too, the same one as Lucille by the sounds of things. I still haven't submitted that essay, I HATE the poetry bit! Am also doing History pathway.
I've found that I need much less time than they said I would and so have signed up for extra modules this year to start level 2 in October and finish 1st year in 1. I don't expect to do that each year but hopefully can cut an extra year off the total!
I'm finding it a great experience, (apart from the bastard poetry!) have tons of OU support where needed and it absolutely fits in with my life at the moment.
Shall reassess in a few weeks though maybe as DC3 is due to arrive! grin

MrsAragon Sun 12-Jan-14 19:07:31

I have 3 kids, last one going to school in aug, my DH is great. I work 15 hours a week, would be upping my hours if not doing a course but would stay at 15 hours a week if investing in education andhopefully a better job at the end of it.

CosmicDespot Sun 12-Jan-14 19:21:54

I think I am doing the same module as Lucille and Undertheboredwalk! I am doing the English Language and Literature pathway. So far, I am really enjoying it, and don't need to put much time in. I did an access course last year which I would recommend doing - I have found the skills I learnt really useful now I've started the degree course.

LucilleBluth Sun 12-Jan-14 19:22:56

Undertheboardwalk....nice to meet a fellow AA100 student wink I have 3 DCs and I'm also finding that I could pick up the pace a bit, I'm sure I won't be saying that when I'm at level 3 though.

TinyDiamond Sun 12-Jan-14 19:46:19

In that case I reckon you can totally manage it, even full time so complete within 3 years. I am doing combined social sciences with Sociology. Actually a good plan could be full time for two years so 120 credits per year then one level 3 module per year at the end to finish off.

it is a great journey.

dashoflime Sun 12-Jan-14 19:50:26

I did one in Law.

Really enjoyed it until 4 years in. Then it started to drag. bear in mind- its a very, very long time commitment. 6 years at the least. Mine actually took 7 years because I had to take a years break due to other commitments and pressures. This is probably fairly common as, with the longer time period, its may be harder to be certain at the beginning that you will continue to have the time to keep up the commitment.

dashoflime Sun 12-Jan-14 19:51:58

Its about 16 hours of work per week- so if your working full time, you will have very little time left over for friends, hobbies etc.

MrsAragon Sun 12-Jan-14 20:38:41

so much to think about!!

FernArable Mon 13-Jan-14 07:20:41

I'm currently doing a history degree so far I've completed 1 level 1 course and I'm part way through my second level 2 course. All together it will take me 4.5 years, I started in February 2012 and will finish June 2016. I was very lucky to get in before the prices increased so much and now I'm on transitional fee's.
If you get a good tutor you'll be fine, although the forums and Facebook groups can be a good place for support as well. At level 1 you can get away with only reading material relevant to the assignments so it can be a bit of a shock when you get to level 2 and have to read everything because you have an exam!
I would say it is definitely worth it, it's given me something to focus on at a time it's pointless for me to work and most of the time it's really enjoyable. Good luck!

I am doing a business degree with OU at the moment.

I am working full time and I have 3 DCs so it's hard going sometimes. But I have always wanted to get my degree. I was 3 months into a business degree at an actual uni when I became pregnant with dd.

I always said that I would go back to it. So 15 years later, here I am grin
The OU is the only way I could do it without leaving my job, which I cannot afford to, so I am doing it like this. And I am enjoying it.

I have a study schedule on the wall at home so everyone knows it's my time to study and they are not allowed to disturb me with things like "I can't find my football boots" or "can I have a bowl of ice cream"


CaptainHindsight Mon 13-Jan-14 08:20:45

Another AA100 student! Feb start. smile

MrsAragon Mon 13-Jan-14 11:14:38

such a difficult decision sad when my last DC goes to school i could work full time and earn 22,000. i'm thinking a degree would help get a job with more than that so a worthwhile investment but in this day and age it might not, we have people with degrees doing my vocational training course nowadays!! you lot sound amazing doing it round full time work, could i do this??

losersaywhat Mon 13-Jan-14 11:17:06

Im currently doing a degree in Scottish history. Im on my second level one module, I did AA100 last year :-).
I dont do as much studying as I should but have to admit I am really bad for leaving everything to the last minute. I already have a degree from years ago fron a brick uni and am enjoying this one more. Ive found the tutors to be great and had amazing support last year from a facebook group. Talking to other people def helped as it gave me some motivation and helped me realise that we were all in the same boat and panicked together.

losersaywhat Mon 13-Jan-14 11:19:35

Oh I forgot to add that I work full time and have 3 kids too and manage to do it all and still spend too much time on here.

BananaNotPeelingWell Mon 13-Jan-14 11:20:23

I know it probably depends on which degree you do, but is the work mainly of the research/essay type of format, or do you have to get to things/set up experiments or whatnot? Sorry stupid question probably. I think I could manage essays/research but not the other.

MrsAragon Mon 13-Jan-14 11:22:44

banana have narrowed my choice down to 2 coures which i think is one of each type, one is health science one is social science.

Acinonyx Mon 13-Jan-14 11:24:14

If there is an experimental component it is designed to be done easily by students at home with minimal materials. Some science courses have computer simulations to use as practical tutorials - it does depend on the course.

BananaNotPeelingWell Mon 13-Jan-14 11:28:10

Sounds great! I've been dithering around about an OU degree for years. In truth I dont think I could have managed it when mine were younger but they're 12 and 15 now and I think maybe now...I'd probably do arts/lit type of modules. MrsA I wish you all the best. Go for it!smile

tinypumpkin Mon 13-Jan-14 11:32:39

I teach social science for the OU if you wanted to talk via PM. Am marking an assignment right now. smile

Squitten Mon 13-Jan-14 11:43:04

I'm studying with the OU. Am now one module away from completion (after the one I'm doing now).

I am lucky to be on the old fees still because it is shockingly expensive now. I'm studying History and have been doing it since DC1 was a baby and he is now 5 - and we now have 8wk old DC3! It is a hard slog at times but I have found as long as you remain disciplined, the work load is fine. Think about exams, etc, and how to best time them. For example, I kept my only remaining non-exam module for now because I knew I'd still be BF the baby. A supportive partner is a big help too - DH has taken the kids out at weekends many times when I've been essay-crunching!

I've really enjoyed it and it's been great to have some personal development while being a SAHM

MrsAragon Mon 13-Jan-14 12:14:40

will only be able to do it if i get help with fees so fingers crossed, tinypumpkin that would be fab smile

CaptainHindsight Mon 13-Jan-14 12:50:37

CosmicDespo Im doing the same course. <waves>

TheRealCarrieBradshaw Mon 13-Jan-14 13:05:03

Mrs - Have you looked into Student Finance? Mine's via that, therefore I don't pay any fees, plus they didn't ask for proof of income or anything ?

You should be able to get student finance if you are earning under a certain amount. It is really expensive without financing- I keep telling myself it will be worth the expense in the end <weeps>

MrsAragon Mon 13-Jan-14 13:21:53

can't do it without finance, applying for help through saat, they pay for part time study if you earn under certain amount

Geckos48 Mon 13-Jan-14 13:23:37

Hi I am topping up my HND2, starting a level 2 module in February and then doing two level 3 concurrent courses in October. I will be on maternity leave shortly after I start so it shouldn't be too hectic for too long!

YoMrWhite Mon 13-Jan-14 13:30:26

If you dont have a degree then you will get the funding via student finance

LucilleBluth Mon 13-Jan-14 13:31:55

I am a SAHM and my DH is a high earner and I still got finance, the reason being that I haven't studies at degree level before.

LucilleBluth Mon 13-Jan-14 13:32:18

Studied even!

Danann Mon 13-Jan-14 13:40:15

I'm doing my 5th and 6th modules now, I found level 1 eased me into it quite nicely and am really enjoying it so far, although it would be better had I not left assignments to the last minute again. Good luck Mrs.

Danann Mon 13-Jan-14 13:44:26

Oh and to the AA100 students above, that was my first module, I loved it, even if the poetry was a bit crap grin

MrsAragon Mon 13-Jan-14 13:48:39

similar situation here lucille no previous degree, student finance, is that SAAS? student awards agency? i am in scotland.

ElbowPrincess Mon 13-Jan-14 14:13:45

Im starting out on my degree journey as well, just not OU. Im at college doing a higher level in social sciences, then start the HNC in Sep smile

crazykat Mon 13-Jan-14 14:16:15

I'm about to start my third module towards a psychology degree. It's hard going sometimes especially as there's a lot of reading for my courses and finding time and quiet with four young kids is hard.

It would be worth planning your study for further modules as I'm going to have to cram modules in so I can graduate within the time limit, part of this is due to finding out I was pregnant with my fourth (and last) dc just after I started my first module so I had to delay this module by a year.

It's easier to stay motivated when it gets tough if you need the qualification for work/future work than if its purely for something to do IYSWIM.

TheRealCarrieBradshaw Mon 13-Jan-14 14:48:14

crazykat - Did you have to start with DD101 Social Sciences as part of your Psychology? I'm doing Q07 x

OneHolyCow Mon 13-Jan-14 14:57:46

I'm in Scotland too, I haven't got a degree and low income and get my fees paid. Very generous margins, I think it's about 20k per annum? Something like that. Worth looking in to!

PoirotsMoustache Mon 13-Jan-14 15:03:00

JodiA, You're doing exactly the same degree as I am! I've not even looked at the material yet though...

MrsAragon I wish you the best of luck. I've not done anything previously either, so I'm as nervous as you are smile

Enb76 Mon 13-Jan-14 15:06:57

I did my AA100 last term and am now doing A150 - broad based History degree.

I've not had to study much and am finding this first year a bit annoying but am looking forward to doing the 'proper' history.

I'm a single parent which helps as my evenings are free to study if required.

CaptainHindsight Mon 13-Jan-14 15:21:16

My DS has been helping me with AA100 - the little history buff has been most useful.

Hope no one minds me asking but results wise how did you do?

Is AA100 considered a difficult module or an easy you in type?

CaptainHindsight Mon 13-Jan-14 15:21:33

easy you in?

Sorry - ease you in wink

Enb76 Mon 13-Jan-14 15:43:02

I got a pass in AA100. No results from TMA's lower than 77 most were in the 80's.

I found it quite easy but second guessed myself a lot to begin with. If you look at your assignment booklet it actually tells you how to answer the questions. Base your essay plan on that. As far as I could see, they wanted you to re-write the chapter your assignment was based on. I followed that plan.

CaptainHindsight Mon 13-Jan-14 15:44:30

Thanks Enb76 Tonights job was to read through the assignment book and start making essay notes so I will begin there.

Enb76 Mon 13-Jan-14 15:46:35

What's the subject? I think my first TMA was Cleopatra and something else. I found the hardest thing was to keep within the word count.

CaptainHindsight Mon 13-Jan-14 15:56:29

English Language and Literature (hopes fellow MNers don't laugh at my usual MN grammar and punctuation)

Yes its the Cleopatra module. I love history so its an excellent way to start.

Enb76 Mon 13-Jan-14 16:03:03

I enjoyed AA100 far more than the A150 I'm doing now which is Voices and Texts. It's a bit wishy-washy for me. I want to research and write about interesting things not 'discourse communities' or collaboration.

Anyhow, only one more TMA and an exam and I'll be through it and on to the next.

elfycat Mon 13-Jan-14 16:20:09

I'm on my final OU course for the literature degree. Cleopatra - AA306, Shakespeare and I just sent of the essay on Anthony and Cleopatra last night. 3 more TMAs and an exam and I'm done in.

DH took a BEng with them, we started the same time but his was for a career change so he raced ahead (while I had 2 DDs and did the majority of the childcare, he is now reciprocating).

We've absolutely loved it but by the end you do get a bit tired. I started Sept '08 and I'd like a few months off from essay writing now, have time to work on some short stories I took the creative writing path and then look for more study.

Result wise I could be aiming for a 2:1 but I need to get over 70% on the TMAs and exams on this course. I'm close but I tend to slip a couple of percent through a course as it gets harder and I'm not great at exams, I took as many EMA courses as I could, so I'll be happy with my 2:2.

MrsAragon Mon 13-Jan-14 16:48:12

poirots, keep in touch let me know how it goes, i would hopefully start in april if i get funding x

MarianneEnjolras Mon 13-Jan-14 16:49:28

I did AA100 last year.

I'm halfway through my first level 2 module at the moment and will be starting my final 30 credit level 1 module in February.

My fees are paid via a student loan and I couldn't go to a brick Uni without doing an access course first which is more expense so just not possible.

CaptainHindsight Mon 13-Jan-14 16:51:16

Hopefully we can keep this thread going for support!

shamelessly wanting help and advice


MrsAragon Mon 13-Jan-14 17:16:25

thats a good idea captain, how do we move it though, its in chat??

Danann Mon 13-Jan-14 17:22:40

Captain - for AA100 I got a distinction, TMAs were between 86 and 95, 85 for my EMA. I haven't done anywhere near as well for my other modules though (getting 60-70).

MrsAragon Mon 13-Jan-14 17:25:39

have asked to move the thread smile

Cascumpec Mon 13-Jan-14 17:35:52

English Language and Literature. There was no thrill to compare with the delivery and grand opening of the box of texts and materials at the star of a new module! Hard work though; you have to be organised. I am not. So there was a lot of leaving TMAs until the last minute then having to spend the whole entire weekend doing nothing else.

LucilleBluth Mon 13-Jan-14 17:44:44

Can I ask my fellow AA100-ers what they think of their tutor. I suppose I can disclose on here that I'm not overly keen on mine, I daren't voice this to any of my tutor group though.

My issues are that she isn't very clear and she likes the sound of her own voice.........I'm awful aren't I blush

CosmicDespot Mon 13-Jan-14 20:13:01

My tutor seems ok, Lucille. She has been fine, but I haven't needed to contact her yet, so I only know what her tutorials and notes are like. Her comments on my TMAs have been ok, too. There have been loads of people complaining about tutors on the FB group, though! You're not alone!

I am a shocking procrastinator, I've discovered. I do like a bit of deadline pressure to be able to write.

HeeHiles Mon 13-Jan-14 20:29:54

I'm about two thirds of my way through a degree in English Lit and Lang. I started doing a Psychology degree but didn't enjoy it so stopped, had a rethink and decided on English - I love it - I get to read books that I would never have done before. I too am working full time and have children and no DH to support me! But the children are older now so its getting easier to study as they know to leave me alone when I get the books out!

I find myself all enthusiastic at the start but it is hard going fitting in all my commitments around it and get a bit fed up towards the end of the module - but after a break I'm happy to get going again!

I am enjoying it though and find the tutors have all been very good and the books and materials are of a very good quality - Definitely recommend!

MrsAragon Mon 13-Jan-14 21:02:10

there are a lot of you doing Eng lit smile

RCheshire Mon 13-Jan-14 22:31:14

Done 3 qualifications with the OU - total of about 10 years I guess (!) in parallel with full-time work. It has become much more expensive nowdays since the tax relief was removed (& subsidies meaning fees are higher too).

I completed
- a PgCert
- a BSc
- a PgDip (diff subject to PgCert)

My tutor is ok ish Lucille. His marking and comments on essays are helpful. But he is impossible to get hold of if you need quick help and infuriatingly when you're sat around waiting for results he waits until literally the last hour or so of the 14th day to return marked assignments. I know he has that time but still winds me up!

LaVolcan Tue 14-Jan-14 00:12:38

I have done a PG cert and an UG cert with them whilst working full time, and now early retired am just about to start my last module for a second UG degree.

I completely lost interest with the last module, with one TMA and an End of Module assessment to do, and wasted about 5 weeks doing nothing, but paralysed with fear. I sat down and found that with a strict timetable I had sufficient time, and forced myself to stick to the timetable.
And wonders will never cease, I managed a grade 2 pass.

However, I will be glad when it's over!

CaptainHindsight Tue 14-Jan-14 08:28:26

I haven't met my tutor yet. I don't have my 1st tutorial dates available either. Gawd, I hope i don't get "love the sound of your own voice" lady. wink

Is anyone doing this for a total change in career direction? I have worked in the land of the corporate drones since leaving school and I'm hoping to become a teacher one day.

<dons my teaching hard hat before someone asks me if I'm only in it for the holidays>

^ -- I am really--

CaptainHindsight Tue 14-Jan-14 08:29:00

strikethrough fail. grin

I am considering a career change, the business degree I am doing is on the Accounting pathway. It's not a million miles away from what I do now IYSWIM but I am thinking about going into accountancy as a career at the end of it all.

I am just doing the degree because I said for years and years I was going to go back to uni and do it, and never did.

Now the DCs are older I decided I had better stop talking about it and actually do it grin

I found the day school tutorial really hard going though. I think distance learning works better for me.

LucilleBluth Tue 14-Jan-14 10:10:29

CaptainHindsight, I'm probably being unfair, but you can tell when she gives us an activity during a tutorial that we are all sat there looking blank because she hasn't explained herself very well.

I would like to teach. I had a photography business but it always played second fiddle to DHs career, (not that I'm complaining, I got to be at home with the DCs) we even moved abroad for his job which meant me dissolving my business......I swore that when we came back home (after five years) that I would get a degree.

CaptainHindsight Tue 14-Jan-14 10:25:46

DH and I have both always had careers, though we are both successful in our own fields I just don't have the passion for my job that DH has for his and I am incredibly envious.

I want to do a job where I can make a difference and having my DS so young meant I needed to work and earn rather than study. DS is much older now and able to entertain himself and DH is a bit of a domestic god so I feel at a place in my life where I can reach for something for myself. Its terribly liberating smile

CosmicDespot Tue 14-Jan-14 11:47:45

I haven't got a particular career in mind, but have always promised myself that I'd get round to the degree one day - and this is it! Hopefully it will improve my earnings somehow, but I am just doing it for the sake of learning atm.

I hate waiting to get my TMA score & feedback. I feel like Lisa Simpson "grade meeeeee"!

LucilleBluth Tue 14-Jan-14 11:53:48

I should be reading.........Ireland, the invention of tradition .........but I'm messing around on here and drinking coffee......self motivation is a must ( she says)

CosmicDespot Tue 14-Jan-14 12:28:41

I haven't finished reading chapter 3 yet. I will start in a minute.

Ha, I'm still writing the body poetry essay. I got an extension until tomorrow, still haven't finished it, haven't even thought of looking at next chapters. hurts

I have no idea at all why that's a link. It said 'head hurts' when I wrote it!

MrsAragon Tue 14-Jan-14 21:55:53

i don't have a certain career change in mind but it can't hurt to have a degree smile i just always wanted to do one but i'm worried this won't help my motivation!!

StripyPenguin Wed 15-Jan-14 18:41:25

I'm just about to start English grammar and then English literature in the autumn. I also want to teach (borrows hard hat before I get asked about the holidays...)

CaptainHindsight Wed 15-Jan-14 18:47:48

Hi Penguin we share a common goal there grin

I have now read my assignment handbook and watched endless videos on Cleopatra. I've drafted some key points and gathered supporting evidence and counter arguments but it is so bloody hard not to dive into a story about Cleopatra and show off all my new knowledge. I seriously have to remember to just answer the bloody question!

HeeHiles Thu 16-Jan-14 12:59:50

Captain I think you might be doing the module I did last year AA100 - It was very interesting - let me know if you need any tips!

CaptainHindsight Thu 16-Jan-14 13:02:51

Thanks HeeHiles That is so kind of you. smile

I have a tendency to waffle on and I keep having to waggle my internal finger at myself!

(mrsAragon) Well the 2 courses i fancied are not open again until October! so plenty thinking time left, have had a look at some course content and the science based one does interest me more but i'm a bit afraid of the maths and chemistry side of it sad so i think maybe social science or psychology looks better for me.

CaptainHindsight Thu 06-Feb-14 14:21:41

Bumping in the hope people are still around.

Did anyone attend the tutorial on AA100 in Leeds on Tuesday? I was working so wasn't able to attend but I'm going over the notes uploaded this evening.

<caffeine for anyone who needs it>

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