So after leaving school in what feels like the Dark Ages (yes, it was that long ago), without any A levels and just a smattering of O levels, on Friday 4th November 2016 I graduated from the Open University, with a First Class Honours degree in Classical Studies. Yay!! The degree ceremony was held at Manchester's … Continue reading And finally….graduation!
So after the challenging experience of A330 I came back fighting, determined to crank myself up a gear and give A340 my best shot. That's not to say that A340 didn't have its own fair share of challenges either, including the minor issue of a 3 hour exam at the end and a not so … Continue reading A340 – The Roman Empire
This was one of my favourites, not only because of the subject matter, but also because of the friendships I made along the way and it was the first of the three Classics modules I took. It started in October 2011 and finished in June 2012 and was the first module I studied over Christmas, rather than … Continue reading A219 – Experiencing the Classical World
This was my first proper module with the OU and I really enjoyed studying it. However, this is the module which is the least easy to recollect, which is why it's great for me to get the old books out again and rekindle the memories. I started it on 9th February 2008, back in the … Continue reading AZX103 – Introduction to the Humanities
It all began back in 2007 when I was working in the Specialist Retail division at the Co-op, in the IT department. I was about to be made (very happily) redundant and was wondering what I was going to do next. I'd been looking around for courses to study and thought it would be fun to … Continue reading Y160 – Making Sense of the Arts