Open University Alumni and general thread

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  1. JK2447
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    Hi All

    All of the OU talk has me reflecting on very fond memories of CMAs and TMAs. It's even making me feel like taking up more OU studies. I definitely will at some point. Possibly creative writing as a change from IT. I did a ten point Astronomy course and loved that too.

    Out of interest, what did you study and how long did it take you? BSc Hons IT and Computing for me over five years
     
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    The degree ceremony with the OU was great. Mine was in Manchester
     
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    I started back in 2000.
    I was in a retail job that I enjoyed, but wanted something to keep the grey matter active.
    It even led to the purchase of my first PC!
    I never really had a target with the OU, such as getting a degree.
    I just picked modules that interested me, while avoiding exams, tutorials and residential schools wherever possible.
    Some I finished, some I didn’t, but overall I found the experience worth while.
    One of my life regrets is not having completed my uni degree, but I hope that my ongoing commitment to HE learning will give me some brownie points if I ever need them.
     
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    Started in 2012, doing one module a year (with one resit) gained my PGDip in Technology Management in 2017.

    60 point away from gaining my MSc in Technology Management, I deferred my studies then changed tracks to the MSc Open (Education and Computing) as I didn't enjoy the research module (it wasn't for me, the course was good though). Because of that, it'll take me another 3 years...
     
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    WIP: MSc Open and MCSA
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    I did a Certificate in Mathematics 2008-2009.

    8 years to get a qualification for work? be retired by then...
     
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    haha, I know what you mean, but work pays for it - well, they'll only pay for one module per year
     
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