Okay, so I'm not sure how popular this will be, so if no one enjoys reading it then I'll just keep it to myself from now on. But, I thought it would be a good idea to let you all know about my journey through the Open University and my opinion on how it's going and how I'm finding it.
I'll start with the fun stuff. Stationary shopping! Surely I'm not the only one who loves buying lots of notebooks, highlighters and post-its, preferably matching and pretty. I only bought a few things so far and I intend to buy more once I know for sure what I need. But for now, I have a collection from WH Smith's and the stripy notebook is from Paperchase. Also, not forgetting my Filofax which has been a godsend this past week, as I've needed to be so organised.
When asking for tips about the OU, most people said simply 'be organised'. Boy, were they right. There are so many dates, deadlines and tasks that all need to fit in somewhere so it's 100% necessary to get a diary of some sort, and always carry it around as you will always need it.
So far, I've only read through the first book and made lots of notes. It's all a little daunting but I've already learned so much. I think the most important thing is i'm actually enjoying it, and what I'm learning is fascinating me.
If anyone is considering the Open University, then definitely look into it. You can request prospectus's without any commitment to sign up. I requested Psychology first before I realised it was Business Studies I wanted to do. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me and I'll do my best.