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
Or, as it really should have been titled, 'the one which nearly finished me off'. To say that life during this module was both the best of times and the worst of times isn't really an exaggeration. I reached my lowest ever point whilst studying this module and it nearly ended my relationship with the … Continue reading A330 – Myth in the Greek and Roman Worlds
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 the module from which I learned the most about how to study with the Open University. I suppose this post should really be called revisiting my nemesis as having mastered the topic of TMA avoidance I now find myself in the interesting position of becoming quite good at blog avoidance too, although it's not … Continue reading A200 – Exploring history: medieval to modern 1400-1900
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
So today I accepted the offer from the University of Leeds to study the MA in the History of Health, Medicine and Society, starting in September 2017. Wow. I waited to see how I felt when I clicked on the 'accept' button and I felt....great! Big smile on my face, great feeling inside and no 'oh … Continue reading To boldly go…
So, whilst waiting for official confirmation from the University of Manchester that I'd been accepted and after having received provisional confirmation from the Programme Director, I thought I'd revisit the course at the University of Leeds by going through it with a fine toothcomb . We (Mike, I & the pups) had paid a visit to … Continue reading An 11th hour change of mind?
Christmas and the New Year celebrations are well and truly over so this afternoon was spent on making a start on the OU section of the blog. However, I have come to realise that writing a blog isn't just a matter of writing one word and then another and then another.....but sorting, organising and generally getting … Continue reading Well hello and welcome 2017