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Author: Ann Grand

EPQs: help and tips

Updated Wednesday, 3 May 2023

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is an opportunity for you to work independently on a topic that really interests you or that you think is important. It is equivalent to an A-level qualification. These articles are designed to help you if you are enrolled on an EPQ.

Find out more about The Open University’s Open degree qualification.

This series of articles includes help and tips from members of AstrobiologyOU, a research group at The Open University, UK. They are all researchers, and the advice they offer comes from their different experiences.

They focus on the process of undertaking a dissertation/research review EPQ. If you are doing one of the other kinds of EPQ (such as producing an artefact), you might still find parts of them useful.

The articles were written by Ann Grand, Senior Lecturer in Astrobiology Education, based on resources created by OU colleagues including Richard Holliman, Trevor Collins, Gareth Davies, Victoria Pearson, Joe Kendall, Penny Green, David Sharp and Sarah Davies.

Astrobiology logoThis article was produced by AstrobiologyOU, a multidisciplinary group at The Open University that is working to understand how, and where, life might be found and to address the scientific, governance and ethical challenges faced by astrobiology-related exploration missions. 

If you would like to know more about the work of AstrobiologyOU, please visit their website. 


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