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    Hi!

    Is anybody else starting BSc in Natural sciences in October?
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    I am. Doing exploring science in October then going the physics pathway.

    Really nervous though.
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    I am

    I'm doing the biology pathway, looks really interesting. Just wish it was starting sooner

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    AMAZING! Im glad i've found other people doing it too! Im going the Astronomy and Planetary sciences pathway! Have you guys been reading and of the books so far?
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    If you mean the actual course books then no, their quite expensive to buy, not sure weather to get the first book though so i can prepare myself

    I've just got The Sciences Good Study Guide by OU and from what I've read it seems like it will come in helpful. Lots of different activities including maths and writing in science which I'm nervous about the most.
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    There's also Maths for Science by OU which looks good. Probably get that one too. I need all the help i can get.
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    I wonder how different it is from environmental science?


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    I've just ordered the Sciences good study guide from amazon along with a higher chemistry book and higher human biology book (the latter two for some revision but mostly because I got quite nostalgic when I saw then :getmecoat: )

    How many modules/credits are yous planning to study per year? I would prefer to do the full 120 but seems more realistic to do 60 or 90 for me

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    Don't know how that smiley got in there haha!

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    Just seen loads of science books on amazon with the OU sign on it, does this mean they are by them and mainly for the students because the publisher on some says Oxford or Cambridge?

    I'll differently start at 60/90 for first 1/2 years then maybe go for 120. It seems like it will take years to do it part time.
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    (Original post by lilmissshady)
    I wonder how different it is from environmental science?


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    What the Science Guide book?
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    I'm pretty sure that we will be studying a maths module that will have the maths for science book anyway?

    The OU do alot of work with other Unis, infact there are actually degree programes from Dundee that use the OU. Have you ever noticed that most science/nature documentaries on the BBC are by the OU? I think that is quite cool!

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    (Original post by lilmissshady)
    I wonder how different it is from environmental science?


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    Does environmental science start with s104? I think most of the BScs follow the same first year but I remember being told I would have a good while to change my mind after starting unless I wanted to do the health science or environmental science/studies not sure what one, as they are the only ones that don't start with s104

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    (Original post by airyhead)
    I'm pretty sure that we will be studying a maths module that will have the maths for science book anyway?

    The OU do alot of work with other Unis, infact there are actually degree programes from Dundee that use the OU. Have you ever noticed that most science/nature documentaries on the BBC are by the OU? I think that is quite cool!

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    I'm sure the Maths for Science book I'm talking about is not the same module book. If you type Maths for Science in amazon, the first one (blue one) is what I'm talking about. The one below is the module book i think.

    Yeah i noticed the documentaries too.
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    Will have a look at that then, need all the help I can get. I'm quiet worried about the maths side of things. My OH will be wondering what's going on when all these books atart arriving

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    Yeah I meant the course books, I bought 3 from amazon and they are amazingly good and really interesting!

    I'm planning on doing the full 120 or 90 credits in one year, I have placed myself on the s104 and maths courses starting in October and if they are going well ill take on the next maths module in February!

    Where abouts is everyone? I'm in the south east.


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    I'm in Glasgow

    Well my plan was to do 120 a year but don't think I'll manage this year with a newborn lol. Going to try 90 and if its too much I'll drop to 60.

    What books have you got then?

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    I'm from London.

    You're brave going for 120 credits but you've got some of the books so you're kinda prepared for the first few months I guess. I need to do the same.
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    I bought them from amazon and they we're not too expensive so I took full advantage of that! Also, congratulations on your new born!

    They are really interesting, I'm currently reading through book 7 Quarks to Quasars as that has a lot of my major interests (astronomy) and as expected it is full of mind blowing articles! I'd definitely recommend this!
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    (Original post by airyhead)
    I'm in Glasgow

    Well my plan was to do 120 a year but don't think I'll manage this year with a newborn lol. Going to try 90 and if its too much I'll drop to 60.

    What books have you got then?

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    Ive got book 7 and 8 and i have 6 on its way I'm really looking forward to the astronomy, physics and chemistry parts of the course. I haven't had much exposure to biology or geology so I'm a bit nervous about that :s

    What parts are you looking forward to? or nervous about?
 
 
 
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