The Higher Education Megathread

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by Qikzen » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:15 pm

University of Open? :|

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by melatonin » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:18 pm

Did I stutter? University of Open.

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Red » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:53 pm

Karlprof wrote:
melatonin wrote:same issue as Slartibartfast, it's "Coventry University", not "University of Coventry".


Oops. I should really start looking this up before I write it down. Corrected.

kommissarboris wrote:i'm tempted to do a shitty art history course through the open uni.

anyone done anything through the open before?


Red and StayDead jump to mind as two who are doing stuff through the Open Uni; there are probably others around here somewhere too.


I'm just doing a few modules as they take my fancy to keep my hand in on the ancient history/archaeology/heritage side of things and stop myself going mental writing about disease and chemistry and pharmaceutical moving and shaking all day. I've completed one, which was great, the forums were useful and the lecturer's feedback was great. Had to force myself to do the work though as with a full time job it was easy to just forget it in favour of relaxing and it was a reasonable demand on my time. The one I'm doing the at the moment isn't for credits, it's a Continuing Professional Development course with the OU and British Museum on the Nebamun Wall Paintings in Ancient Egypt. It seems ok so far, good course materials, but I have until March 2013 to finish it in my own time with no deadlines in between now and hand-in of a final project and no fixed students or structure, so it's different and the forums are pretty empty and the tutor not as available or involved.

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:22 pm

Karlprof wrote:
melatonin wrote:same issue as Slartibartfast, it's "Coventry University", not "University of Coventry".


Oops. I should really start looking this up before I write it down. Corrected.

kommissarboris wrote:i'm tempted to do a shitty art history course through the open uni.

anyone done anything through the open before?


Red and StayDead jump to mind as two who are doing stuff through the Open Uni; there are probably others around here somewhere too.


I am with the OU as well. I decided to take a short module on planets back in 2009 and enjoyed it so have continued to study there. Haven't really decided whether to go for a full degree, but am looking to get a Certificate of Higher Education (should get that this year) and then decide whether to go on for a Diploma.

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by kommissarboris » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:30 pm

Moggy wrote:
Karlprof wrote:
melatonin wrote:same issue as Slartibartfast, it's "Coventry University", not "University of Coventry".


Oops. I should really start looking this up before I write it down. Corrected.

kommissarboris wrote:i'm tempted to do a shitty art history course through the open uni.

anyone done anything through the open before?


Red and StayDead jump to mind as two who are doing stuff through the Open Uni; there are probably others around here somewhere too.


I am with the OU as well. I decided to take a short module on planets back in 2009 and enjoyed it so have continued to study there. Haven't really decided whether to go for a full degree, but am looking to get a Certificate of Higher Education (should get that this year) and then decide whether to go on for a Diploma.


how much was your module on planets, sounds interesting.

i need to do a small mod like that, something to get me in the way of studying again.

any reason to watch more sky at night too :shifty:

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Red » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:45 pm

Prices are going way up for the OU unless you're already registered for a qualification.

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:06 pm

kommissarboris wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Karlprof wrote:
melatonin wrote:same issue as Slartibartfast, it's "Coventry University", not "University of Coventry".


Oops. I should really start looking this up before I write it down. Corrected.

kommissarboris wrote:i'm tempted to do a shitty art history course through the open uni.

anyone done anything through the open before?


Red and StayDead jump to mind as two who are doing stuff through the Open Uni; there are probably others around here somewhere too.


I am with the OU as well. I decided to take a short module on planets back in 2009 and enjoyed it so have continued to study there. Haven't really decided whether to go for a full degree, but am looking to get a Certificate of Higher Education (should get that this year) and then decide whether to go on for a Diploma.


how much was your module on planets, sounds interesting.

i need to do a small mod like that, something to get me in the way of studying again.

any reason to watch more sky at night too :shifty:

Patrick Moore :wub:


That module has been discontinued now. I think the latest planetary module is called something like “Stars, Galaxies and Planets”. The short science modules are currently £170 but as Red says, the OU fees are going to triple later this year, thanks to the Governments reform of higher education. People that are already studying can continue at the lower fees until 2017, but I think you have to have a certain number of credits under your belt.

I actually signed up for another two short science modules today (one on Volcanoes and one on the Weather). I will be two science modules short of a Certificate in Contemporary Science and so decided to go for it as that certificate is being discontinued next year.

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Madness » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:54 pm

Wouldn't it be better to sort the OP by institution and not forumites?

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by kiera229 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:01 pm

Welp, got my PhD. I am now officially Dr Kiera.

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Alvin Flummux » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:01 pm

Ah, you got yours from Fake Chinese University too? :)

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Igor » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:02 pm

Yeah but not a real doctor.

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Slartibartfast » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:02 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Christ, what's the deal with Cardiff? Literally everyone, ever seems have gone there.


Because it's clearly the best. No snobbery and some decent departments (when I applied Civil Engineering was second only to Imperial. It then rapidly went downhill... I accept no responsibility for this) with lots of research led funding and support from the WAG.

Cardiff is also a cracking night out.

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Banjo » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:25 pm

Wouldn't mind being added to this.

BA Film Studies at the University of Glamorgan, Atrium, 2008-2011. Graduated with a 2:1 (Hons).

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by EberKneesUp » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:06 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Christ, what's the deal with Cardiff?

Slartibartfast wrote:Cardiff is also a cracking night out.

Mostly this.

Typical Film Studies student right there, Banjo, can't even read.

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by andretmzt » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:14 pm

kiera229 wrote:Welp, got my PhD. I am now officially Dr Kiera.

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Congrats :)

If ever get a PhD, I'm changing my name to Biggles so I'd be Dr. Biggles 8-)

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Alvin Flummux » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:15 pm

No, you should change it to Snuggles. Then you'd be...

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DOCTOR SNUGGLES!

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by 1cmanny1 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:00 pm

Red wrote:Why? If she's interested in all three why not do it that way? She's not "wasting time" if she will enjoy the process.

Not everyone wants to become a good little worker drone in the most efficient way possible with one straight career. You've only got one life, try and do as much as you want.


I think if you stretch yourself too far, you will just be mediocre at everything, that is why you can major in certain things and not everything. I mean apart from teaching ( :shifty: ) you have to have a few years under your belt as a policeperson or radioperson to move up in the hierarchy. How can you do that if you are split between three professions?

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by 1cmanny1 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:01 pm

kiera229 wrote:Welp, got my PhD. I am now officially Dr Kiera.

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Are you going to fill out forms as Dr now?

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Banjo » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:48 pm

Knoyleo wrote:Typical Film Studies student right there, Banjo, can't even read.

I regret nothing.

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Jam-Master Jay » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:52 pm

1cmanny1 wrote:
kiera229 wrote:Welp, got my PhD. I am now officially Dr Kiera.

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Are you going to fill out forms as Dr now?


Wouldn't you?

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