Anyone starting an OU course in October?

(39 Posts)
Rachtoteach Sat 03-Aug-13 18:37:29

After years off thinking about it I've just signed up for the BSc Psychology - am so excited!!

Oo coming in late to this. Like Snowflake's DH, I'm in the final year of my MBA. Not easy on top of FT work and 2 smallish DCs, but the end is in sight now!

How's everybody getting on with their courses so far? Despite my promises to myself that I'd get ahead early on, I am (again!) behind sad

First tutorial on Saturday, so that should help...

Good luck all.

Geckos48 Wed 04-Dec-13 15:11:32

Hi, I am going to finish my degree with the OU and am starting in February!

I am doing an open degree but bsc pathway and will hopefully go on to do a masters somewhere afterwards. I am so excited!

littlemissnormal Sun 10-Nov-13 22:29:18

How did you get on with the first TMA BitBewildered?

BitBewildered Tue 01-Oct-13 22:54:47

Tutor and tutorial dates - check

NUS Card - check

8 pages of amendments hmm - check

Shiny new pens - check

Is everybody ready? smile

Hey. I start my next module - psychology - in October. I'm studying for a degree in Business leadership and management.

Still waiting for the results of my last module but pretty sure I've passed so looking forward to carrying on.

HolgerDanske Tue 24-Sep-13 00:05:24

Oh yes, I need to get my NUS card too!

HolgerDanske Tue 24-Sep-13 00:04:48

Yes I am, reading for a Bachelor of Laws. I am waiting for my books to come and tomorrow I will be clearing a shelf to set up my Study Station smile

Study stresses me right out so I am feeling a mix of excitement and apprehension atm.

BitBewildered Mon 23-Sep-13 20:57:45

I've done the things suggested here but nothing much else yet. I did an openings course last year and really enjoyed it, so am feeling more relaxed this time round. My tutor then made a huge difference to how competent I felt, so I hope whoever I get this time is as helpful and supportive.

I might look through the assignment book later. I'm not sure I want to burst my confidence bubble.

Finally applied for my NUS card today! I am a student!

littlemissnormal Mon 23-Sep-13 19:05:54

Yes, I've started having a look through the first assignment info about Cleopatra and I'm excited but scared!

BitBewildered Mon 23-Sep-13 13:00:52

I'm about to start an English Language and Literature degree. littlemissnormal it sounds like we're doing the same module - AA100? <waves>

ZiaMaria Mon 23-Sep-13 13:00:26

I'm starting Intermediate German next week. EEEP!

If full time ou, you do qualify though, i think? smile

crazykat Mon 23-Sep-13 12:32:04

Littlemiss you don't get council tax reduction as you're only studying part time, you have to be in full time - so at full time uni - to qualify. The NUS card is good though.

I'm just doing my EMA for my second course for BSc Psychology. I start DSE212 in February. It's been hard at times as I found out I was pregnant with DC4 just after starting my first course, I have 4 DCs - 5.5, 4.5, almost 3 and 11 months and DH works long hours. It gets a bit stressful around deadlines but is manageable.

littlemissnormal Mon 23-Sep-13 12:09:57

I've just seen Martin Lewis on This Morning saying that students don't have to pay council tax. With DP working full time, me PT and doing a PT OU course, would we qualify for the discount does anyone know?

I know that as OU students we get the NUS discount card so I'm hopeful!

My books are here, can't wait to get going again now, don't know what to do with this gap in my time! grin

My books arrived this week, looking forward to getting started smile.

PumpkinPie2013 Fri 20-Sep-13 10:20:23

Lots of us starting with OU then! smile

Tortoise and motherto4 I'm doing E891 - Educational Enquiry as my first module and then want to specialise in equality and diversity.

I've completed my registration and it all starts on 5th Oct eek!

Good luck to everyone!

I have veered between thinking I will do the whole thing and then deciding not to, but realistically, it is a huge commitment from me and my DH and as I don't need it for my career I think that is too much. I really did only register to keep the transitional funding. I will probably finish the level one modules and then I want to study for some professional qualifications in my own field.

Anyway, got my EMA submitted this morning so I have a break for a few weeks now.

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sun 08-Sep-13 14:02:20

I said that too WhoKnows - beware, it is easy to get hooked! I was only going to do a couple of modules as an add-on to the OU Masters I'd done in an unrelated subject grin.

My original ancient degree is a modern languages BA from back in the day when you could study whatever took your fancy and still get a decent job at the end of it.

I'm registered for the Open degree, with the aim of mainly studying biology. I only registered to do one short course last year but found I had qualified for transitional funding so I registered for the degree to keep my options open, I don't intend to do the whole degree though (I already have one). I have found it really interesting so far. I have an EMA for Human Genetics to submit by tomorrow and am starting Forensic Science next month.

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sun 08-Sep-13 10:16:05

Good luck with your exam Beyond.

Yep, its sdk125. It's been really interesting and I've done well at the ongoing assessment, have to wait and see how well I really understand it with next weeks exam grin

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sat 07-Sep-13 12:21:56

I'm doing the Psychology degree as well. DSE212 this year.

Beyond I did DSE141 last year - I enjoyed it. Is your intro to health science SDK125? I was thinking about that for my second level one module.

Not starting, but I'm doing modules 2&3 in Oct, BSc Health Science so modules are Topics in Health Sciences (sk143) and Discovering Psychology (dse141). I guess if you are doing psych, you'll be doing dse141 too? smile

Littlemiss, my DH is starting BA classical studies too, so doing arts, past and present (aa100) in Oct

I have two DSs, nearly 3 and 16m, and am a sahm. My first exam for my first module (introducing health science, so one of the biology options DefiniteMaybe ) is in just under two weeks.....

littlemissnormal Thu 05-Sep-13 22:58:21

They sent me a load but I also needed other books like Fabers book of beasts and Dr Faustus.

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