Being an OU student
Being an OU student

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Being an OU student

8 Congratulations

Congratulations! You’ve now completed this course and should feel confident in the basics of being an OU student.

If you’ve worked through each page of this course and scored 50 per cent or more in the quiz you should have earned your badge, meaning that you’ll have an official record of your achievement.

The fact you’ve worked through this course now puts you in a really good position for starting your studies. You should now have a good understanding of where to find everything you need, who you can contact for help and support, the skills and equipment you’ll need and how OU study works. Getting to grips with all these aspects of study now frees you up to focus on the content of your module(s) when it starts.

Don’t feel like you should know everything at this point. Next you’ll learn more about your chosen qualification or subject area and when you start your module you’ll be guided through the learning materials and assessments.

Good luck and we wish you every success with achieving your goals.

What next?

Now that you have completed the course we would really appreciate your feedback. If you haven’t already done so and if you would like to share your experiences of taking this course, please fill in this short survey [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

Now it’s time to focus on your chosen qualification or subject area. Go back to New to OU study and you’ll find a link to induction materials for your subject. These will build on what you’ve learned here and get you started on what you’re going to study. There is also a link to your key dates and deadlines for starting study.

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