Hi Alison, Jason
Yes you are right your tutor will be in touch by email (usually) ahead of the course in plenty of time before the start date. It's a good idea to keep checking student home as well for more information relating to your course, emails, forums.
Best of luck - sure you'll enjoy your course!
Jenny, Platform Team
I'm also an OU newbie and it's good to know we have forums to support and network to hopefully gain some guidance from each other. I'm still awaiting tutor contact but also does anyone know what the practice essay at the end of block 1 unit 1 is based on? I've had a read through the TMA 01 info for the end of block 1 unit 4 but couldn't find the assignment section for the end of unit 1, have I missed an important section?!!
Best of luck to everybody!
Hello Zoe, as far as i'm aware you only do the assignment after you finish each block. So block one is made up of 4 units, we then do an assignment after that which gathers all the information we have learnt in the different units. I have just completed Unit one in Block one and it's really simple. All you do is jot down lots of notes as you're working through it.
You may be confusing practice essay with writing to your tutor? I recieved information about my tutor last week in my emails, so keep checking! It does also say it on the student home if you go to the heading marked Tutor, it then gives the contact details.
I hope this has helped, if not read page 8 in our Assesment Guide which came with the study pack. This explains what we have to do for our first assignment.
hi zoe. i am also a newbie, but i have recieved an email confirming that we dont take part in the practise tma, so dont worry about that. good luck.
Im another newbie.I also recieved an e-mail telling me to ignore the practice tma,it had me a little confused too.My tutor is Melanie Roberts,if she isn't yours i would e-mail your tutor for comfirmation.good luck in your studies.x
Hi I'm another newbie to the OU and K101.......nervous too now with only about 10 days to go ! Good luck everybody Xxx
Hi everyone im starting k101 in Feb, im nervous but also really excited.
HI EVERYONE, I AM STARTING THE K101 TOO AND I'M ALREADY HAVING PROBLEMS FINDING MY WAY. EG, WHERE IS THE TUTOR GROUP FORUM?
HI TESSA THE MANCHESTER FORUM IS THIS SATURDAY 10AM START OT MMU ON JOHN DALTON ST OF DEANSGATE
Hi Tessa, everything you need in relation to the module you're studying will be accessed from your Student Home hompage - www.open.ac.uk/student
Best of luck, Robyn
Robyn Bateman (member of the Platform team)
Glad to see im not the only one that is slightly nervous. Hope to meet at least some of you at tutorials.
Good luck everyone!
My name is Joanne and I am a new starter to K101. I haven't studied for 18 years so I am a little bit anxious about getting into the swing of things again (although I have just watched the welcome DVD and found it suprisingly inspiring).
I live in South Wales and hoping that not only will this course give me a sense of achievement, that it will also be a chance to make new friends.
All the best to everyone
Are you attending Cardiff on 18th Feb for the Tutorial? If so it would be good to meet up with you as I live just outside Cardiff.
Hi, I'm Sarah and I am starting the K101 course next week too!
I'm 31, married and have five lovely children of my own. I have decided to opt for a change of career hence joining the OU to enable me to do that. I currently design and make jewellery for my own business but due to my children ( three have disabilities, one of which that has a life limiting condition) I have a interest in health and community particuarly those of children and families.
Hi all! Im new to ou and been running around like a headless chicken getting my computer fixed over the last week lol
My name is Sarah and Im from Norwich. I think Im all sorted now, at least I hope so. I hope everyones nerves are calming down? Now I feel a bit more organised mine are.
I have 3 children, all now at full time school so i figured i need to do something more for myself now, so here is where im starting. Whats everyone got planned?
Good luck to you all
hi. to sarah watson and everyone else on the k101 course. sarah you sound just like me, im a headless chicken too lol. I am totally new to studying and im a wee bit nervous but also very excited and confident il be just fine. I am a mum to 4 children eldest 14 the youngest 11 months, I work part time and have a supportive possible mental fiance at home with me, lol. I am hoping this course will be the start of something new and the beginings of a career for myself in social work.how is everyone fairing up so far? id love to know what other peoples aims are. are you excited as me?
I cant wait to get stuck in, feel as though I could ignor all thats going on around and get stuck in! What are you planning on doing nex Myree? Im not 100% sure. I have previously worked with children, mainly with special needs. A couple of times along side social services but that was all about 9 years ago! Im thinking about 2 things. One is a social worker, I'd really want to be able to make a difference but I'll know better about that one as time goes on I'm sure. The other is a midwife. Thats what I have always wanted to do but never got round to it!
I am so glad to hear i'm not the only one feeling nervous! I think most of us are in the same boat. I'm a newbie too studying K101 starting on the 4th. I'm excited to learn about the course but nervous at the same time. It seems like we can have a lot of help & support both off each other & our tutor so hopefully we'll all be fine.
I'm 31 with no children. I live in South Wales & i'm currently working in my parents pub & in a youth club with kids from 8 to 16. I also volunteer at Parc Prison with Family support officers.
If all goes to plan i'm hoping to go onto study Childhood & Youth studies. Looking forward to studying & getting to know you all.
I am also starting K101, just a tad nervous :- s, anyone else from Devon doing this course??
Hi my name is helen ellis this is my first course am very much looking forward to starting it . Hope to chat to other people for a little help every now and then .
Hi everyone I'm Alex.
I am also on the k101 course. I've only just found this forum and I see many of you have found it ages ago! I'm a bit behind.
I am new to this, I'm 28 and a Social Work Assistant with Dorset Youth Offendng Team. I haven't studied since school so I haven't a clue where to start, I'm in London this weekend so I won't really get started until tuesday or wednesday.
I'd really to keep in touch with others on the course too, is anyone going to the tutorial in Bournemouth on the 11th?
Good luck everyone! I'm sure we'll be fine
hi everyone,i too have just started k101,sooo nervous,can't seem to take anything in at the mo.I work in health care so im hoping it will help me get through this course without having the nervous breakdown that im expecting!!!! Im 46 and the only other study ive done recently was an nvq 6 years ago so im looking to my fellow students for support! Im on facebook if anyone would like to take me under their wing and give this 'old woman' a confidence boost as that is what im slightly lacking in i think.Does anyone else come from the newcastle area and have Melanie Roberts as their tutor? If so it would be good to hear from you.
Good luck to my fellow students....here we go......!
Hi,does anyone know how to get to their tutor group forum?????
It's probably staring me in the face at the moment but i just can't find it : (
oh Colleen so glad its not just me, when i read your post i thought ooo i might be able to help with that one ( as i had just left my tutor forum) and now i cant find it anywhere, if i didnt know better i'd think someone was having a laugh at my expense somewhere ;) when you find yours can you let me know how to find mine please hahaha :D
My name is Kate and I have been looking forward to starting the course. It's not my first with the OU but it is my first time studying health and social care.
I live in South Wales and look forward to meeting all those attending the Swansea Day school on Saturday.
Hi fellow K101 students :)
My name is Karen, I have just started like the rest of you to study K101 and it would seem I am not on my own with the whole feeling nervous. I haven't studied for about 8 years, so it will take me a little while getting used to it, but Im very excited. I work full time so between work and the gym and now studying Im going to be a busy lady. Hope we all enjoy and im sure we can help one and other out along the way. Best of luck and happy studying :)
Hiya hun, iv just started H101 health and social care, see your post thought id say hi . I'm also looking for a kinda study buddy lol x
my names Hayley I am also studying H101 and have also just got my computer sorted lol I have a little boy who is 2 in april so glad im all up and running now but thought id attempt to add you to say hello xx ok so the add didnt work ladies if you know how to and are looking for a study buddy lol add me xx
Hello all, I am new to the OU but am enjoying being a part of it so far.
Theres just not enough hours in the day at the moment, Im getting Stressed out and we have only just started the course!
I just need to get a grip of my time management and im sure it will all be fine.
hi very new to this having trouble in finding the y178 forum,
if any one can guilde me in the right direction would be ever so gratefull.
not sure where i am or what im doing,
so i will take what i can.
thanks every one.
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