Hi, is anyone else starting DD131 in October? If so, I would love to hear from you.
Hi there, yes I'm also starting DD131 in October!
Hi I am also starting DD131 in October!!! :)
I'm also starting. I've been trying to find any prep work I can do before the course begins, I've had no luck so I've settled for reading my old A-level books.
Hi I'm starting DD131 in October.
Yes I am starting DD131 in October , Wirral based, first higher education for 20 years!!!
Hi, yes I'm also starting DD131 in October. West Yorkshire based and the first formal education since 1990 (I have done a few training courses over the years but the longest one was a week!) - so a little nervous but very excited too!
Would be interested to hear what backgrounds other people have. I currently work in Health Informatincs (IT programmes in the NHS with a specialism of Business Change)
Hi, I am also starting this in October, along with DSE141! I am in Scotland :)
Hi! I will be starting this course in October. 16 years out of the studying game so I think the words to describe me are terrified and excited right now.
I read somewhere that a book to have a look at pre starting the course is Social Sciences - The Big Issues by Kath Woodward in case anyone wants any reading material prior to course starting ;)
I have just managed to bag this book on eBay for a few quid. It's on it's way as we speak. :)
Hi, I am also starting this course in October. I am a mother to an almost 3 year old and haven't studied for 11 years since my GCSEs at high school.
Excitement is kicking in now and I am eager to start. I'm from Rochdale in greater Manchester is there anyone else near me starting this course too?
Hi im also starting this course and im from Whitworth which is right next to Rochdale. Really looking forward to starting the course in October. Thanks also to those of you who put suggestions about reading material for the course. Im ordering it as soon as ive finished here.
Hi Cara, Im also on couse D141 too. Not been in the studying game for over 20 years. Im Flight Service Manager at Virgin Atlantic and have been looking for ages to study. Im really looking forward to this...be it..im sure..a lot of hard work but its something ive always wanted to study.
Hi everyone, it's great to know I am not alone! I wondered if anyone would be interested in joining a Facebook group for the course if I set one up? Or an email study group?
A bit about me... I am married, 53yrs old and live in Dorset. My son has left home (and is currently travelling after studying in Australia for a couple of years) and I have a gorgeous chocolate lab called Molly. I work for the fire service. I am quite worried about the time commitment of studying for the OU but when I hear about people with children and full-time jobs managing to do it I feel a bit better!
I hope we can all keep in touch to give each other some support and encouragement.
I am Sarah and I would love to keep in touch too! Just received my study materials for DD131 today which is really exciting and a bit scary too. Can't wait until I can start.
I am 51, married and I live in Norfolk. I have two teenagers at home and a yellow lab called Digby and a chocolate cocker called Chester (still a bonkers pup!) I work around 20 hours a week screening and tutoring dyslexics. I love my work but now want to go the next step and be an Educational Psychologist. This is my first time with the OU and I am getting more confident finding my way around the site. It is very scary studying again and, like you, I am wondering how on earth I am going to juggle everything. Still, here goes................!
All the very best with your studies. Do keep in touch.
I'm also starting in October - am yet to figure out how I will juggle my 2 little ones & studying DD131 & DSE141 but it has to work somehow!
I have just had a wee look on waterstones marketplace at the Kath Woodward book The Big Issues - does anyone know what the difference in the first and second edition would be....other then about £25?!
Hi everyone, i too am starting DD131 .I recently had to give up my job to care for my 15 year daughter who has complexed mental health issues . i also have a daughter with adhd and bascially am starting to think i must be barmy deciding to do an ou degree but here goes. good luck everyone.
Hi everyone i also start in oct, very excited but wondering how to fit it in with an overactive 4yr old and a full time job! but im determined and will get out of my call centre work with this ou degree :)
@yvonne i think a facebook page would be a good idea :)
Tried to read all posts but does anyone know what books etc to get to start with?
thanks lisa :p x
Hi, I have created a Facebook group called DD131 October 2012. I had to add another member in order to create it, so I added my dog... If she doesn't participate, I will take her off again...
Anyone who wants to join can search for the title group or for my name.
hi, im not sure if i found the correct group on facebook! does it have 29 members now? x
No, just me and my dog I'm afraid... You could always search on my name to see if that works.
I am also starting DD131 and DSE141 in October.
Well as you will see, my name is Janine and I am (very) almost 30 years old (in 6 days time). I live on the borders of Nottingham and Derby. I have one daughter who is 8 and have been engaged for just over 2 years now.
I am currently a carer for both of my parents who have suffered many ill health issues in the past few years. I, personally, have been through a very rough few years with health issues which led to many bouts of severe depression.
I am now looking forward to moving on with my life and putting past where it belongs - it is time to stop planning and start doing.
Good luck to you all.
Hi all :)
Im Lucy from Oxford, 26, i have a 5 year old daughter and work part time...
Looking forward to starting my part time studies DD131 and DSE141 in October, also nervous as have not studied or written an essay for a long time!
Thanks for the advice for pre reading material, i will try to hunt this book down on ebay :)
Good luck with your studies
I'm Jules from Bristol also starting DD131 in Oct and DSE141 next Feb. I'm very nervous about studying again after more than 20 years...
Will go and try to find your Facebook page Yvonne - good luck everybody!:)
I am studying the course starting in October and looking forward to returning to education after 37 years! Based in West Yorkshire and happy to share experiences.
Filled in my Tuition Fee Load form today and have also applied for Disability Support Grant.
I'll go and look for your group, Yvonne!
Hi My name is Stevie-Marie and I'm 24 from Newcastle Upon Tyne. I am also starting DD131 along with 2 other modules from October, I have 5 year old twins, also work part time but I am determined to get out of the 'job' world and have a career that I really enjoy. Getting excited now.
good luck everyone!!
Hi all, I'm Dewi and starting DD131 and DSE141 in October. As you can guess from the name i'm based in North Wales and work f/t as a support worker with the homeless and ex-offenders. 51, married, all kids grown up but 5 grandkids and looking forward to getting back to studying.
@Yvonne I have found your name on Facebook, but not the group. Would definately be interested in a Facebook group, someone there experiencing study again for the first time in a long while!
I start in October and am nervous as hell!
Hi, Also starting in October. Mother of 2 kids, based in Zurich, Switzerland. I am working at the University of Zurich as a Directional Assistant. Last time to study in 1996. My worst fear is writing essays, especially since English is not my mother toungue. My goal is Bsc in Criminology. Looking forward to study partners and to exchange with fellow students.
I'm starting DD131 along with DSE141 in October! I'm really excited but scared on the assignments and keeping motivated!!!
Would love to join a group to keep in touch with everyone xx
I am also starting DD131 in October. I have a 9 year old, a 1 year old, and a trip to Borneo scheduled for the middle of October. I'm worried about what I'm taking on to be honest with you, however I'm currently not working so would rather be at home building on my qualifications, than sat doing nothing! I would also be very keen to join a group.
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