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    Any one done/doing Open University

    as per title im looking into doing Open Uni for a Computing Degree

    www3.open.ac.uk/cou…B13

    has any one done or is doing Open University, what is the idea of it, do they give you all the work and tell you to get on with it.

    If so can you just plod on with it all and then get it out of the way as fast as possible or do they release work in certain stages?

    thanks

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    HI,
    I'm currently doing this course.
    I reckon the courses are fairly well done, you get the material in plenty time and have reasonable time to go through it. There are assignments with deadlines which are part of the continuess assesment, an online forum for your course and specific tutor group, I've found my tutors helpful and they organise tutorials to provide a classroom chat depending if you can attend.
    It depends on what else you're doing when it comes to how many part courses you can take on. Personally one course at a time is plenty, but then it will take me longer to complete the degree.

    the mrs says
    you usually get two mailings, you don't get everything at once. you can only go at your own pace to a certain degree. assessments can be handed in early but wont be back early. yes you just get on with it, your notes will tell you what to do and you can contact your tutor via home and email. the lower level courses have more regular tutorials but you aren't obliged to attend.

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    vinnyabdn;5020800

    HI,I'm currently doing this course.I reckon the courses are fairly well … HI,I'm currently doing this course.I reckon the courses are fairly well done, you get the material in plenty time and have reasonable time to go through it. There are assignments with deadlines which are part of the continuess assesment, an online forum for your course and specific tutor group, I've found my tutors helpful and they organise tutorials to provide a classroom chat depending if you can attend.It depends on what else you're doing when it comes to how many part courses you can take on. Personally one course at a time is plenty, but then it will take me longer to complete the degree.



    how do you find it, is it tricky or pretty easy to plod on through.

    I think i would take 2 modules at a time and maybe 3 towards the last part of the course.

    I know this depends what modules you take but how long are the modules roughly, e.g. how long are they taking to complete?

    Thanks for all the reply by the way

    I don't know what course you're referring to but I completed an Honours degree at the Open University in 2005, attaining a First, so I do know about the system (I didn't go to university when I left school).

    The most important requirement is discipline. Rules number one, two, thee and four are:
    Don't fall behind.

    If you're the sort of person who will always be tempted to watch TV or go to the pub, on the basis that "I'll do it tomorrow", you'll either fail or under-achieve. Do the work first, and reward yourself with the jollies afterwards.

    Undergraduate degrees with the OU are inexpensive, and generally of a very high quality. You won't find anything bettter or more rewarding to do with your time.

    Oh, and attend as many tutorials as you can ... and do go to the summer schools if you are doing courses that have them.

    Good luck :thumbsup:

    mds1256;5020999

    how do you find it, is it tricky or pretty easy to plod on through.I … how do you find it, is it tricky or pretty easy to plod on through.I think i would take 2 modules at a time and maybe 3 towards the last part of the course.I know this depends what modules you take but how long are the modules roughly, e.g. how long are they taking to complete?Thanks for all the reply by the way



    First module I did I found easy now on T175 and finding it a bit more work but still fine, each is 9months total with the final assignment at the end. The assignments are fixed dates so they spread out over the duration of the module, each course calendar supplied gives good time for your study and helps you keep up with the course.
    ** I have found in my local uni library (open to public) that they have most of OU's course materials from recent years so rather than waiting for the official course start you might find them near by and get a little head start **
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