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BBC World Service: Inviting applications for ‘International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018’.

Funding brief: The International Radio Playwriting Competition is run by the BBC World Service and the British Council and co-produced by The Open University.

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A Month in the Life of a PhD Student | #2

TWO MONTHS IN. These last eight weeks have gone very fast, but I’m still really enjoying the ups and downs of research life. Here’s what happened to me in November: 583 more words


Citizen Science Inquiry event and book launch at the Open University

Citizen Inquiry is a new book, edited by Christothea (Thea) Herodotou,‎ Mike Sharples,  and Eileen Scanlon – all are education technology experts at the Open University. 1,917 more words

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A Month in the Life of a PhD Student | #1

So, exactly one month ago today, I was on my way to my very first day as a PhD-er. I was a bundle of nerves, terrified I was going to get lost in the roundabouts of Milton Keynes and full of imposter syndrome-itis (it’s a real thing, look it up!). 751 more words



When Autumn offers up a delicious crisp and bright morning it seems a shame not to make the most of it. However, I am behind with my studies so I was in bit of a dilemma – go out and enjoy the sunshine or go home after the school run and delve head-first into my books? 672 more words

The Tutorial Situation...

I decided to go to the tutorial! I have booked my first face to face and it’s tomorrow morning for 3 hours. I’m quite excited, but really nervous about it at the same time. 134 more words


The first day at university

At the moment, friends with children are posting up those ‘first day back at school’ photographs; among them, the ‘first day at Big School’ photograph. Smartly dressed, posed, but with the parental tension fizzing from the screen. 966 more words