My name is Gill and I live in BUCKS,I am working full time in retail but have joined up to do a law degree.My spare time is spent fighting against sexual exploitation and human trafficking within the UK.
I'm Kerry and I live in Thurrock, Essex.
Recently passed DD100 (yay) and am starting DA204 in January. Working towards degree in Social Sciences with Media Studies.
Mother to a lively three year old, work as a teaching assistant in a primary school and all round film geek (when I have the time).
Hi I'm Debbie from Deptford in London, I'm mum to a 26 year old who has so far failed to launch - dispite me pushing as hard as I can to get him out of the nest! I'm disabled and studying for a degree in philosophy and psychological studies, I've been really ill with the flu recently and am a bit behind with my 1st level 2 course DSE212 so have been feeling grotty twice! BUT I just discovered I passed DD100 and got my last essay result for DSE212 89% OMG!!!!
Im Ant from 'sunny' Manchester. I have just turned '30' unfortunately and I am new here and my first course starts next year.
Im currently studying towards my degree in I.T.
I'm Jim,and I live in Exeter. I recently retired and I'm now getting round to finishing the BSc I started a long time ago. Just finished S278 and booked in for AT308 next year. I intend to continue studying until senility sets in. My partner is a University lecturer so I have plenty of support. He can be a hard taskmaster though, no chance of slacking!
Hi all you new guyz, it is so increadible being new in the platform. Im Moses Obbo (zemo). I'm from Uganda and currently on TUXX871 as my first course for MSc.DEV MGT. degree. Im working as a consultant for DED a German devt NGO in Uganda. I have found it so interesting as well as challenging working while studying. Thumbs up for OU
My name is Maria i am currently doing the D100 course. im a teaching assistant in a secondery school.
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What is unfortunate about 30? Is it like 13 for you? unlucky! Are you feeling too old or too young?
Sorry, I couldnt resist. I am a mature 44. At least thats what I keep teling myself! I am starting 2nd course with OU next year. Studying Law which is what I wanted to study 25 years ago! But life does have a habit of getting in the way and very occasionally trips you up amd drops heavy objects from great heights! I luckily managed to escape most of the worst traps last year and scraped a pass. (OH YES!) And im ready (I hope) for the next year
Good Luck to all you brilliant OU people!
Emanuelina (Sorry, still on a high from passing)
So you should be - isn't it a great feeling? Even those who haven't passed should be congratulating themselves on completing a course.
I surrender to your greater knowledge! I know there were some who didnt pass the course I was on and had a good idea they wouldnt pass but wanted to complete anyway. They were enjoying the experience of studying. Which is probably the best way to tackle any course. And I am keeping that in mind for next year!
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Hello, y name is Anna and I am doing M120 at the moment.I have already done two short courses in Astronomy. I live in East Sussex.
Anna J Eadie
Hi I'm Jan and live in East Sussex!
Hope you're all well and looking forward to Christmas!
hi i'm anne i'm a mother of 2 and only 21 i'm starting 2 ou short courses in feb and really looking forward to it!!1
I'm Mick and I live in North Notts. I'm an OU psychology and philosophy graduate but have come back to it in the computer age to start 3 years of French. I've been passably competent since school (I'm 54) but decided that I might spend (at least) all the summers there when I retire in 2010 and shuddered at the thought of not being able to understand people.
I think there will be an online facility to practise French conversation online but if any other L120 students want to meet for a beer or virtually online to get some conversation going, I'd look forward to meeting you.
and I have no idea why the site replaced my name with random characters. Perhaps I'll sack French and do a computer course.
I`m Alexandra,I am a mature student with 2 daughters.I completed KZX100 in October,I am starting DD100 in Feb and am already a tad nervous about the workload.I am still looking forward to it though,just catching up on all those missed years of study :-)!
I completed Y160 this year and am commencing AA100 "The Arts Past and Present" as the beginning of a full BA (Hons)course in History. I am 72 now and will be 78 when I finish. There's optimism for you.
When I started Y160 I had not studied for over 50 years but I was amazed at how quickly the mind set and the methods came back. My course materials are due any day now and I have to stop myself looking out of the window for the postman!
Hi, I'm Dan and I begin MU120 maths in the New Year. Hello to everyone and best of luck with your courses :-)
I'm Sharyn and I am currently studying AA100 Arts Past and Present.
I live in Exeter and work full time.
Hi, i'm michelle and i've just started D315-crime, order and social control - this is my 4th OU course working towards a degree in criminology and psychological studies. i've completed DD100, A103 and DSE212 (just got results on wednesday for that one so still on cloud nine!!) so far so good.
Our word filter is very - urm - very 'robust'! So for some reason, Mick was on there! We're gradually working through it. I've taken Mick off now as personally, I don't find you offensive :-) It doesn't seem to have changed your previous post but hopefully, you can call yourself by your name from now on!
Tracy (member of Platform team)
I'm Linda, I'm 49, married with two teenage children, and I live just north of Liverpool, although I was born and brought up in Bournemouth.
I'm between courses at the moment, but so far I've studied Y161 and AZX103, and in February I'll be starting A173 (Start writing family history). I've registered for a Humanities degree, partly because I just can't make up my mind to stick to one subject!
Whereabouts in East Sussex? I'm near Heathfield. What do you study?
Good luck with your M120. I started it in September. There is a lot of maths in it that is related to economics (which I don't particularly like). I am looking forward to studying M121. If you have any question you can find me here
I'm Ian and I live in Cheltenham, currently studying T175 having completed M150 earlier this year and hopefully on my way to a degree.
Just off to a fun Xcountry event in Gloucester, should be a nice muddy affair!
I'm Paul, a 43 year-old civil servant and am studying for a Humanities (with Classics) degree. I just got my result for A219 which I have thankfully passed. I hope you all had similar good news with any results and if not, that you manage to 're-group', and conquer that subject eventually. Only 7 weeks to the start of aa309!
This site looks good, although it is yet another distraction, although a welcome one.
Have a great weekend
Helo, I'm Steve and I'm studying for an MSc in SW Development. I work in L'pool University as a systems administrator, working on a grid farm of Dell computers that run Linux.
I don't really know what this site is all about, so this is a bit of a learning curve.
ive just registered for the first module of my second degree. SLightly scared of the whole distance learning thing, but im sure i will get used to it.
looking forward to getting started and getting to know some of you more
I'm Paul, and I'm in my second study year at OU. I'm doing a Humanities degree of some kind, but I've still not decided which area (if any) I'm going to focus on. I did A103 last year and am now doing A200.
Well, apart from uni work I'm also a self-employed researcher and PR'er and I hail from sunny Wolverhampton.
I love socialising, travelling, reading, movies, music and texting a bit too much.
Hope to chat to some of you soon :)
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