Hi all! I'm loving this forum; I've learned so much about the Open University, and most of what I couldn't get from here I managed to get from a lovely representative I called today. So, I've figured out my funding. I live in Scotland, so it's just an application to SAAS and all should be taken care of. I'm struggling with two things:
1. Whether or not I have any transferable credits, and;
2. Which course to sign up for!
In regards to the first point, I started university at a trad. bricks and mortar uni here in Scotland. I stayed only through my first set of four classes and completed the examinations for those four classes, all of which I passed. I don't remember the exact class names off the top of my head, but the classes were of Economics, Sociology, Marine Law and Management.
Does anyone know if these mid-first-year exams are transferable, and how much credits they'd be worth if they are?
As for the second point, I know this isn't something anybody else can do for me. I'm torn between a traditionally vocational degree - like Management or Engineering, etc - and something that I might find more enjoyable, like English or History. I'm certain I'll find it easier to self-manage my course if it's in a subject I enjoy.
I'm hoping that you all could tell me your experiences with your degrees, which classes you found fun or what process you went through to choose your course! I don't need a specific degree; I already work full-time and I enjoy my work. The degree is purely for me - that being said, I don't want to do the Open degree.
Any advice on how you chose your degrees or what you think might work best? Cheers!
And actually passed?