Hello lovely people of the TSR! I have lurked before but as the whole forum wasn't really relevant to me, I only just signed up. Having shunned my offered places at Nottingham, Sheffield and Cardiff after A-Levels, I am now seriously thinking about starting an English Literature BA course with the Open University in February.
I will be starting work as an LSA in September so will have a job to work around, although its hours are less than what I am currently used to. Not to toot my own horn as it were, but simply to give you an idea of what I can 'handle', I have always been a quick and adaptive learner who completes projects (both in education and the workforce) pretty speedily.
So really I just wanted to get an idea from current OU students about the sort of workload I could anticipate. At the moment I am thinking of trying to achieve 90 credits a year as I don't like the idea of taking six years to complete my BA. As I am working in a school, I have the benefit of school holidays to work on my degree in.
Does this sound reasonable? Do you think the hours the OU say each block of credits take to complete are reflective of your experience? What can I expect from the workload?
Thanks in advance!
When can you expect yours?