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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


Housework for academics

I had this feeling that the house would be a lot cleaner once I’d retired. This has proven to be completely untrue, but today I suddenly realised why. 1,029 more words

The Open University

Our collection of open resources and practices

As the OEPS project draws to a close, there is much to celebrate.  We are pleased to share the growing collection of open courses, resources, case studies and open practice guidance which the project has helped produce and showcase the online platform, OpenLearn Create, which the project has helped further develop for hosting open materials and practices and where the… 454 more words


A discussion on Catherine Gallagher's comments about Charles Dickens' novel 'Hard Times' - from The Open University module A150.

In reading 2.2, Catherine Gallagher discusses the opening of Book 1, Chapter 5 of Hard Times, making the point that ‘Like much of the prose of… 1,556 more words


Thinking About Studying at The Open University?

I never thought I would be 16 and out of education, but I was and I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do. 635 more words


Open Uni: the end of K118

Amazingly, my third Open University module has come to its end. I can’t believe how fast time has flown since I quit the literature module and switched across to my second Health and Social Care one. 1,480 more words