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2008/05/18 19:20:10 (permalink)
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Open University

Just registered my interest in a course on the Open University. Waiting on the forms now to be sent to my house so I can confirm my registration. Dont want to be stuck in a ****ty admin job all my life.I know im better than this but just been to lazy before. Applying for help with the fees so hopefully get this sorted. The course starts in September.Im planning on studying.Ive been to uni before but treated it as more of a holiday.I know I could be in a good job now with a degree under my belt but getting away from home was just something I was waiting for and loved doing my own thing.Now im working in a admin job which I enjoy.People are good fun and the works good.Feel I could be earning more than I am at the minute.Anyone else taking the big step into School again.Going back to university now is just far to expensive.Its shocking how much it costs now.
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    RE: Open University 2008/05/18 19:28:44 (permalink)
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    yeah but the ou isnt exactly cheap is it?
    i thought the fees were on par with uni fees?
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    RE: Open University 2008/05/18 19:31:23 (permalink)
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    Its not cheap but you can work while studying, you can space you studying out so you can afford it without getting yourself into debt.
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    RE: Open University 2008/05/18 19:33:31 (permalink)
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    whats the score if you fail an exam? do you get to resit or do you have to redo a whole module?

    also is the payment in instalments?
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    RE: Open University 2008/05/18 19:37:36 (permalink)
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    Not to sure on that.Im starting off with level one course.Its exploring science which is all aspects of science.Cant really see myself having any trouble with this.Im applying for help with my fees.Have to wait and see the outcome of this.There are a few way to pay fees.You can pay outrigth or in installments.

    Anyone know the answer to the question about repeats?
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    RE: Open University 2008/05/18 19:44:32 (permalink)
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    the other thing im interested to know is how it works with module points.
    i have a ba.honours, can i use these points in a further course such as an masters?
    and if so does the course i want to do have to relate to the one i did my ba in?
    i have a ba in graphic design but id like to go on and do a masters in media or possible art history.
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    RE: Open University 2008/05/18 19:51:35 (permalink)
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    Well doing a bit of reading for you.It seems that you need a degree but it doesnt need to be related to your masters
    http://www3.open.ac.uk/courses/bin/p12.dll?Q01F33 -Art History
    http://www3.open.ac.uk/courses/bin/p12.dll?Q01F17 -Cultural and Media Studies
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    RE: Open University 2008/05/18 20:11:07 (permalink)
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    Not what it used to be - The quality of beards, Ties, shirts & hair has declined over the last 25 years or so
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    RE: Open University 2008/05/18 20:15:47 (permalink)
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    great, thanks for that i shall look into it :)
    not as expensive as i thought either, my friend is currently doing her ma in art history.

    ORIGINAL: CloudStrife

    Well doing a bit of reading for you.It seems that you need a degree but it doesnt need to be related to your masters
    http://www3.open.ac.uk/courses/bin/p12.dll?Q01F33 -Art History
    http://www3.open.ac.uk/courses/bin/p12.dll?Q01F17 -Cultural and Media Studies

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    RE: Open University 2008/05/18 20:23:17 (permalink)
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    Huh?
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    RE: Open University 2008/05/18 20:24:57 (permalink)
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    what has confused you?
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    RE: Open University 2008/05/18 20:29:24 (permalink)
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    Beards,ties,hair and shirts.
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    RE: Open University 2008/05/18 20:39:09 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: CloudStrife

    Beards,ties,hair and shirts.



    Never mind , you had to be there in the late 70's / early 80's really to understand


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IeHGkQ2QKE
    post edited by Dr Zoidberg - 2008/05/18 20:49:33
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    RE: Open University 2008/05/20 12:57:52 (permalink)
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    I have been studying with the OU for the last two years...just about to end my second course with them.

    As far as fee's, if you earn under £15,000 per year...it is free....you pay NOTHING! in addition they also give you a grant for some study expenses...this is around £200 per year...and I also had a £250 grant to pay for my laptop...

    OU is definately worth looking at IMO
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