Being an OU student
Being an OU student

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Being an OU student

Session 3: How will I get support?

Introduction

In this session you’ll find out who’ll be supporting you during your studies with the OU and how to access that support. You’ll also look at how to get involved in the OU community using social media and by becoming involved with the OU Student Association.

By the end of this session, you’ll be able to:

  • decide who to contact in the OU in different situations
  • get help to support your mental wellbeing
  • join in with the OU community.
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