Mabelle Victoria: PhD in Applied Social Linguistics
An international student who left her family in Switzerland to study in Milton Keynes. She researched non-native speakers and their intercultural communications. The day of graduation symbolised the delivery on a promise to her mum to complete her PhD.
Mark Fry: BSc (hons) Psychology
Airline pilot with Virgin Atlantic. Studied as he travelled around the world with work. Hopes to study Aviation Psychology. Now encourages and advises cabin crew on OU studies.
Jo-Ann Knight: BA Open
Top tip: “keep going it's worth it in the end”.
Studied for her own benefit. Used forums in Platform and StudentHome to engage with students and tutors. May study more in the future.