Being an OU student
Being an OU student

This free course is available to start right now. Review the full course description and key learning outcomes and create an account and enrol if you want a free statement of participation.

Free course

Being an OU student

8 Summary of Session 4

You should now be able to:

  • understand how modules build towards a qualification
  • know what resources and activities are likely to be available on your module
  • understand the purpose of tutorials and how you can engage with them
  • start to use forums
  • understand assessment at the OU and what good academic practice is.

In the next session you’ll look at planning your time, getting some tips from other students and also learn about the benefits of keeping a study journal.

You can now go to Session 5 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

BOUS_1

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to university level study, find out more about the types of qualifications we offer, including our entry level Access courses and Certificates.

Not ready for University study then browse over 900 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus