About

I’m 30-something, live in the most average county in the UK and I’m studying for my second degree.  Mostly because I was really unhappy with my first degree and want to prove to myself that I can do better.

I set this blog up to chart my progress as an Open University student. My first two courses Y160 and AA100 are now completed, and give me 70 out of 360 points towards a degree.  I’ve just finished A210, my results should arrive in December (figngtyers crossefgsd – that’s “fingers crossed, written with my fingers crossed), and I’ve signed myself up for A174 starting in February 2012.

The main purpose of the blog is to be a place where I talk about my course and I generally use it as a thinking space for where I am at the moment.

I work full time and commute for 3 to 4 hours a day, but my spare time is spent reading, writing, knitting, roleplaying, taking pictures, playing computer games, keeping an allotment, seeing my friends and family, spending time with my husband, playing board games, watching TV or reading web comics – although as this blog is devoted to one particular subject, you may not get any information on any of those subjects here.  Also, as as my studies take a vast portion of my spare time, there may not be much else to write about!

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2 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hello,
    I came across to your blog searching for opinions and comments on my new course U214.
    I work towards an Open Degree (BA w/honours) in a second language (I’m Spanish) and I just loooove the Open University, but I sometimes feel like a weirdo :-S. I guess distance learning makes me feel a bit lonely…
    I’ll start U214 in February and I expect to complete my Degree around june 2013. I never found this open way to study in my country, and this will be my first degree.
    Good luck with your studies and Happy New Year!

    • Hi Maria,

      It’s always tough studying at a distance, the tutorials are so far between that you don’t get to know the other students very well, although I know a lot of people do make friends on the forums.

      Good luck with your studies too and all the best for 2012.

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