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    It has dawned on me that I have less than 7 weeks until my OU study is over for ever!
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    Are you graduating?
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    (Original post by abbyheat)
    It has dawned on me that I have less than 7 weeks until my OU study is over for ever!
    What you studying??
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    (Original post by Bleak Lemming)
    What you studying??
    BA (Hons) English with a hint of Sociology! I have a break over the summer and then going to a brick uni to do PG study.
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    how has your experience been? Have you done it full time or part time?

    Just thinking about maybe doing OU so want to know how other people's experiences are.
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    (Original post by bownessie)
    how has your experience been? Have you done it full time or part time?

    Just thinking about maybe doing OU so want to know how other people's experiences are.
    I did my first year at a brick uni which was a bit of a waste of time as I only had about 6 hours of lectures a week so I transferred to the OU and worked full time while doing 2 60 credit modules.

    My experience has been really positive. I've enjoyed the self-study and the flexibility has suited me. I do think you need a certain amount of self discipline but it's all good.
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    (Original post by Cro Magnon)
    Are you graduating?
    Yes, I am indeed graduating
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    You must graduate TSR also
    NO I'm joking

    Sad part of life, I.e to move on
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    (Original post by abbyheat)
    I did my first year at a brick uni which was a bit of a waste of time as I only had about 6 hours of lectures a week so I transferred to the OU and worked full time while doing 2 60 credit modules.

    My experience has been really positive. I've enjoyed the self-study and the flexibility has suited me. I do think you need a certain amount of self discipline but it's all good.
    Cool! I am currently finishing my first year at a brick uni and might make the switch.... How did you find the transition? Did you find that you missed out on some of the things you had a your brick uni (i.e. societies etc.)?
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    (Original post by bownessie)
    Cool! I am currently finishing my first year at a brick uni and might make the switch.... How did you find the transition? Did you find that you missed out on some of the things you had a your brick uni (i.e. societies etc.)?
    I had no problems with the transition. I was a mature student anyway so I didn't really join in with a lot of the societies and stuff. Some people find the OU quite lonely although it hasn't been too much of a problem for me. As I mentioned, I've been working full time for the last 2 years so the OU has fit in with that pretty well.

    In terms of the academics, no problem. All the stuff for my degree is really well written - a lot of it I've actually found better than the stuff at the brick uni
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    (Original post by Dmon1Unlimited)
    You must graduate TSR also
    NO I'm joking

    Sad part of life, I.e to move on
    Yes. I move on from places A LOT. Looking forward to starting at a new uni in September
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    (Original post by abbyheat)
    Yes. I move on from places A LOT. Looking forward to starting at a new uni in September
    If youve graduated with English does that mean you're doing a second degree? Which?
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    Good luck to you in your future study and career.
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    (Original post by Dmon1Unlimited)
    If youve graduated with English does that mean you're doing a second degree? Which?
    Nope, I'm doing a PGCE - Secondary English

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    Good luck to you in your future study and career.
    Thanks!
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    (Original post by abbyheat)
    Nope, I'm doing a PGCE - Secondary English

    Thanks!
    Good luck! We need good English teachers!!
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    (Original post by Nitebot)
    Good luck! We need good English teachers!!
    Haha, thank you. Yes, I'm really looking forward to it. Looking forward to moving to London too.
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    Hi guys i need to choose in the next few days between an Engineering Degree and a History degree! The Engineering degree will most likely make me a lot more money, but i have little interest in Engineering. The History Degree i will find a lot more interesting, but will make me far less. :/ please help!
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    (Original post by 3011295jw)
    Hi guys i need to choose in the next few days between an Engineering Degree and a History degree! The Engineering degree will most likely make me a lot more money, but i have little interest in Engineering. The History Degree i will find a lot more interesting, but will make me far less. :/ please help!
    History. If you Dont have the motivation or interest it isnt worth doing. You'll Probably end up 9th a worse degree and end up doing a job you Dont enjoy as well. That isnt really worth it.
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