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Anyone starting an OU course in October?

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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!!

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!

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.

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

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

I'm starting Intermediate German next week. EEEP!

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>

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 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!

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.

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

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

SouthernComforts Tue 24-Sep-13 00:16:17

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.

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

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

How did you get on with the first TMA BitBewildered?

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!

strongandlong Wed 04-Dec-13 15:16:10

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.

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