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Nigel Gibson
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Post 1

18 May 2020, 11:01 Edited by the author on 19 May 2020, 09:23

Section 1, Introduction to the forum

SearchingThis activity invites you to post about what you would like to get out of studying the course and share any questions you might have about the journey ahead.

These are examples of the type of posts we might expect to see:

"I have seen adverts for the OU and tutoring vacancies and I want to know how to become a tutor."

"Colleagues have told me that the OU is looking for tutors and that this course will help me get a job as a tutor."

"Will the course limit me to applying for tutor jobs only in the school of computing and communications?  What about other subject areas?  Does the OU need tutors in other subjects?  Will the course count for anything if I apply to be a tutor in a different school? "

Use the "Reply" button below to contribute to this discussion, by all means respond to postings by other participants

Sandy Garrity

Sandy Garrity Post 2 (summarised) in reply to 1

30 May 2020, 18:44
Gulp , I've surprised myself by applying to become an AL then stumble in here...
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Nigel Gibson Post 3 (summarised) in reply to 2

30 May 2020, 19:00 Edited by the author on 1 Jun 2020, 20:13
Sandy, how lovely to see you here! Welcome to the course and to the forum. I...
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Cath Brown Post 4 (summarised) in reply to 1

1 Jun 2020, 19:48
Hallo all, another student aspiring to become an AL. I’m something of an OU...
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ng264

Nigel Gibson Post 5 (summarised) in reply to 4

1 Jun 2020, 20:12
Hiya Cath, Welcome to the course and welcome to the forum, it's  always...
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Paul Collier Post 6 (summarised) in reply to 1

2 Jun 2020, 10:54
I recently joined the OU STEM team and want to learn about this role and also...
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ng264

Nigel Gibson Post 7 (summarised) in reply to 6

2 Jun 2020, 11:03
Welcome Paul - and welcome to the STEM team? What are you doing? I'm sure...
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Paul Collier Post 8 (summarised) in reply to 7

2 Jun 2020, 11:16
Hi Nigel. Thank you.  I am the Student Success Manager, so lots to learn...
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Sanjay Sharma Post 9 (summarised) in reply to 1

2 Jun 2020, 13:05
I have studied with the OU for a number of years to earn my BSc and MSc. I...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 10 (summarised) in reply to 9

2 Jun 2020, 14:22
Hi Sanjay, Welcome to the course and the forum, good to have you here. As a...
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David Sherlock Post 11 (summarised) in reply to 1

4 Jun 2020, 13:34
Hi all, I have no prior experience with the OU.  The course has been...
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Kate Sim Post 12 (summarised) in reply to 11

4 Jun 2020, 13:55
Hi David, Thanks for joining us here.  It is good to have someone join with...
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Shane Ogilvie Post 13 (summarised) in reply to 1

4 Jun 2020, 15:58
Hi, I heard about the course when I enquired about the AL post having had...
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Kate Sim Post 16 (summarised) in reply to 13

4 Jun 2020, 20:12
It sounds as though you are doing a lot of different things, but I'm glad to...
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Heather Yorston Post 14 (summarised) in reply to 1

4 Jun 2020, 18:25
Hi all, I was previously an OU UG student and loved studying for my degree. I...
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Kate Sim Post 15 (summarised) in reply to 14

4 Jun 2020, 20:09
Hi Heather,  welcome back and congratulations on the PhD.  I hope you find...
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Lucy Gillett Post 17 (summarised) in reply to 1

4 Jun 2020, 20:24
Hi all, I have found my way here via a tutor on the Discord OU STEM server....
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Kate Sim Post 18 (summarised) in reply to 17

5 Jun 2020, 09:43
Hi Lucy, I hope you find it useful to see the other side of OU study and good...
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Duncan Hall Post 19 (summarised) in reply to 1

5 Jun 2020, 14:45
Hi,  I am part way through this course and finding it interesting and thought...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 20 (summarised) in reply to 19

5 Jun 2020, 15:22
Hi Duncan,  I wouldn’t worry about the lack of formal teaching experience. I...
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Lucy Bailey Post 21 (summarised) in reply to 1

6 Jun 2020, 11:42
Hello all, I finished a full time OU degree late last year and received a...
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Kate Sim Post 22 (summarised) in reply to 21

7 Jun 2020, 09:25
Hello Lucy.  It is good to see a graduate coming back and well done on that...
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Tamara Lopez Post 23 (summarised) in reply to 1

7 Jun 2020, 20:54
Hi,  I completed my PhD at the OU and have just completed a post-doctoral...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 25 (summarised) in reply to 23

8 Jun 2020, 10:33
Hi Tamara, Welcome to the course and the forum. It is interesting to hear...
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Brian Morton Post 24 (summarised) in reply to 1

7 Jun 2020, 21:00

What do I want from this course

 I actually want people to develop skills, I...
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Kate Sim Post 26 (summarised) in reply to 24

8 Jun 2020, 11:50
I like that and if you do tutor at Level 1, you will be doing a lot of that. ...
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Pauline Hewgill Post 27 (summarised) in reply to 1

9 Jun 2020, 11:43
I've applied to tutor TM111 and M269 so here's what I'd like  to learn from...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 29 (summarised) in reply to 27

9 Jun 2020, 17:48
Hi Pauline, and welcome to the course and the forum. It is good to hear you...
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Jacqueline Jones Post 28 (summarised) in reply to 1

9 Jun 2020, 11:59
Hi Having just completed an MSc with the OU, it has been suggested that I...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 30 (summarised) in reply to 28

9 Jun 2020, 17:51
Hi Jacqueline, Congrats on completing your MSc and good to see you here. Hope...
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Adrian Hehir Post 31 (summarised) in reply to 1

9 Jun 2020, 17:56
Hello, I saw the advertisement for OU tutors and I am now doing this course...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 32 (summarised) in reply to 31

9 Jun 2020, 18:01
Hi Adrian, Good to see you here and I hope the course gives you a good...
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Jerry Tomlinson Post 33 (summarised) in reply to 1

10 Jun 2020, 10:36

Introduction

 Hi,  Just started the "Being an OU Tutor in STEM : Computing...
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Kate Sim Post 34 (summarised) in reply to 33

10 Jun 2020, 14:34
Hi Jerry, Good to see you here.  I hope you find the course useful, Kate
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Emmanuel Isibor Post 35 (summarised) in reply to 1

12 Jun 2020, 11:10
As someone aspiring to teach at the Open University, I'm quite excited about...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 37 (summarised) in reply to 35

12 Jun 2020, 21:56
Hi Emmanuel,  Welcome to the course and forum.   I hope the course gives you...
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Emmanuel Isibor Post 39 (summarised) in reply to 37

13 Jun 2020, 10:34
Hi Jenny, Thank you so very much. Emmanuel
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Marcus Young Post 36 (summarised) in reply to 1

12 Jun 2020, 12:35
Hi I've been considering applying for OU tutoring vacancies in STEM subjects...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 38 (summarised) in reply to 36

12 Jun 2020, 22:03
Hi Marcus, Welcome to the course and forum.  I hope the course allows you to...
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Greg O'Connell Post 40 (summarised) in reply to 1

14 Jun 2020, 10:44

Intrduction

 Just started the course. I graduated from the  in 2012 with a Bsc...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 41 (summarised) in reply to 40

14 Jun 2020, 17:45
Hi Greg,  Welcome to the course and forum, and I hope  the course is useful...
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Quentin McPhee Post 42 (summarised) in reply to 1

16 Jun 2020, 14:26
I am a freelance ITSM Consultant and Project Manager and am considering...
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Kate Sim Post 45 (summarised) in reply to 42

17 Jun 2020, 14:56
Quentin,  I'm glad to hear you enjoy training.  I have been involved with...
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Sarah Green Post 43 (summarised) in reply to 1

17 Jun 2020, 10:24
Hi everyone, I am about to start my final year of my undergraduate degree and...
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Kate Sim Post 44 (summarised) in reply to 43

17 Jun 2020, 14:51
Welcome Sarah, Well you definitely don't need a PhD or I wouldn't be here!! ...
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Michael Liedl Post 46 (summarised) in reply to 1

19 Jun 2020, 15:23
- Currently, I volunteer as tutor for disadvantaged students  at the local...
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ng264

Nigel Gibson Post 47 (summarised) in reply to 46

19 Jun 2020, 16:00
[Image] Hi Michael, Welcome to the forum and thanks for posting such an...
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Colin Jenkins Post 48 (summarised) in reply to 1

20 Jun 2020, 16:11
Hi All, Another OU student here, half way through the third level of my...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 49 (summarised) in reply to 48

21 Jun 2020, 09:40
Hi Colin, Thanks for your intro, and great to see another OU student here....
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Raj Seepersad Post 50 (summarised) in reply to 1

26 Jun 2020, 13:04

Introduction to the OU

 The Open University (OU) is a global success story in...
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Kate Sim Post 51 (summarised) in reply to 50

27 Jun 2020, 09:02
Hello Raj, I'm glad you are a fan of the OU.  What do you hope to get from...
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Graham Smith Post 52 (summarised) in reply to 1

30 Jun 2020, 23:57
Hello all, I was directed to this course by a colleague who is also an AL....
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Jenny Bakkali Post 53 (summarised) in reply to 52

1 Jul 2020, 17:05
Hi Graham, Good to see you here, and great to hear you had some fantastic...
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Kacey C Post 54 (summarised) in reply to 1

6 Jul 2020, 15:10
Hi I’m a current OU student and an aspiring AL. This course was recommended...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 55 (summarised) in reply to 54

9 Jul 2020, 10:03
Hi Kacey, Great to see another student here and aspiring tutor! I hope the...
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Toni Walton Post 56 (summarised) in reply to 1

9 Jul 2020, 11:07
Hi, I gained my BSc with the OU (2000-2006) which enabled me to go on and...
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Nigel Gibson Post 57 (summarised) in reply to 56

9 Jul 2020, 11:29
Hiya Toni, It's great to see you here. I think I was also your mentor when...
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Toni Walton Post 58 (summarised) in reply to 57

9 Jul 2020, 11:51
Ahhh yes you were my mentor too, so I can blame you for everything then :)  
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Kate Sim Post 59 (summarised) in reply to 58

9 Jul 2020, 12:44 Edited by the author on 9 Jul 2020, 12:44
 :-)
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Gail Ollis Post 60 (summarised) in reply to 1

9 Jul 2020, 13:14 Edited by the author on 9 Jul 2020, 13:16

Is this for me?

 Hi, I'm contemplating working with the OU as one of a...
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Kate Sim Post 61 (summarised) in reply to 60

10 Jul 2020, 10:19
Hi Gail, Even though you haven't been in the STEM faculty, you are very...
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Gail Ollis Post 77 (summarised) in reply to 61

9 Aug 2020, 15:16
Thanks Kate :-) I had a STEM career that I paused to take an OU Psychology...
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Maciej Modzelewski Post 62 (summarised) in reply to 1

12 Jul 2020, 08:00
Hi everyone, I am interested in teaching for quite some time. Initially, I...
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Kate Sim Post 63 (summarised) in reply to 62

12 Jul 2020, 08:54
Hi Maciej, It is good to have another student wanting to give back to the OU....
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Chris Thomson Post 64 (summarised) in reply to 62

13 Jul 2020, 08:38
Hi Maciej When we appoint tutors we want the best candidate for the job,...
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Ian Cochrane

Ian Cochrane Post 65 (summarised) in reply to 1

14 Jul 2020, 20:22
I have 18 years of lecturing experience in Scottish further education. Most...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 66 (summarised) in reply to 65

15 Jul 2020, 14:48
Hi Ian, Welcome to the course and the forum, good to have you here.  It will...
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Geraldine Lennon Post 67 (summarised) in reply to 1

21 Jul 2020, 11:42
I've just completed my first year at the OU and it has been great (looking...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 68 (summarised) in reply to 67

21 Jul 2020, 16:46
Hi Geraldine Welcome to the course and the forum, great to have another...
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Alison Jenner Post 69 (summarised) in reply to 1

21 Jul 2020, 22:09
Hi I'm currently approaching my last couple of undergraduate modules and am...
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Kate Sim Post 70 (summarised) in reply to 69

21 Jul 2020, 22:23
Hi Alison, Welcome.  Great to hear you have been inspired by some great...
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John Jamieson Post 71 (summarised) in reply to 70

22 Jul 2020, 13:03
Hello I'm a tutor with over 30 years experience in STEM subjects largely in...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 72 (summarised) in reply to 71

22 Jul 2020, 15:18
Hi John, Welcome to the course and the forum. It’ll be interesting to read...
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Jonathan Hopkins Post 73 (summarised) in reply to 1

27 Jul 2020, 19:51
I am curious about working with the Open University, and wanted to find out a...
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Kate Sim Post 74 (summarised) in reply to 73

28 Jul 2020, 08:50
Hi Jonathan, An interesting introduction. I hope you find what you want here....
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Martin Hillson Post 75 (summarised) in reply to 1

3 Aug 2020, 10:36 Edited by the author on 3 Aug 2020, 10:40
Hi Nigel (and other participants), I'm here to find out a little more about...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 76 (summarised) in reply to 75

3 Aug 2020, 13:58
Hi Martin, Welcome to the course and the forum, great to have you here. I...
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Thomas Briggs Post 78 (summarised) in reply to 1

14 Aug 2020, 17:53
Hello! I'm Tom. I'm a museum educator having been a secondary school teacher...
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Kate Sim Post 79 (summarised) in reply to 78

15 Aug 2020, 07:41
Hi Tom, I'm sorry you didn't hear back about your previous application, but...
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Nigel Gibson Post 80 (summarised) in reply to 78

15 Aug 2020, 09:31
Hi Thomas - welcome along. I'd like to clarify how the application process...
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Bill Tarpy Post 81 (summarised) in reply to 1

25 Aug 2020, 12:12
After many years working all over the world on computer systems I took early...
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Nigel Gibson Post 82 (summarised) in reply to 81

25 Aug 2020, 12:38
[Image] Welcome along Bill - the "proper" moderators will be along shortly...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 83 (summarised) in reply to 81

25 Aug 2020, 14:20
Hi Bill Good to see you here. Hope the course gives you the insight you are...
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Elaine Hillson Post 84 (summarised) in reply to 1

2 Sep 2020, 14:31
Hello all I'm another OU student hoping to become an AL and so I'm here to...
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Kate Sim Post 85 (summarised) in reply to 84

2 Sep 2020, 14:45
Hi Elaine, Welcome to our little course on tutoring.  I hope you find it...
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Deborah Thompson Post 86 (summarised) in reply to 1

10 Sep 2020, 10:23
  I have been a maths  teacher for over 25 years and a Computer Science...
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Kate Sim Post 87 (summarised) in reply to 86

10 Sep 2020, 10:36
I think this needs to be a welcome back, rather than hello.  I hope you find...
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Astrid Coppock Post 88 (summarised) in reply to 1

10 Sep 2020, 11:14
Hi all, I came across this course because Cath Brown mentioned it on a fb...
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Kate Sim Post 89 (summarised) in reply to 88

10 Sep 2020, 11:24
Hello Astrid, Well the Computing specific parts may not help, but the generic...
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Petra Wolf Post 90 (summarised) in reply to 1

17 Sep 2020, 14:22
Hi  I did my initial degree at the mature age of 44 with the OU and have...
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Kate Sim Post 91 (summarised) in reply to 90

18 Sep 2020, 10:43
Hi Petra, Welcome back.  I hope your find the course useful.  Do ask if you...
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Nicholas Hall Post 92 (summarised) in reply to 1

21 Sep 2020, 20:20

Hi!

 I've worked in IT a good number of years and have mainly done 1st/2nd...
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Kate Sim Post 93 (summarised) in reply to 92

21 Sep 2020, 22:09
Hi Nicholas, I'm moving this to the introductions thread, where we are...
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Theresa Schrem Post 94 (summarised) in reply to 1

8 Oct 2020, 14:28

Section 1 Activity 1

 Hello everyone, My grandmother lived in Simpson. When I...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 95 (summarised) in reply to 94

9 Oct 2020, 15:57
Hi Theresa Welcome to the course and the forum. Seems you already have quite...
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Silvia Varagnolo Post 96 (summarised) in reply to 1

15 Oct 2020, 17:38
I am a recent member of STEM at E&I and I would like to try an OU course as a...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 97 (summarised) in reply to 96

15 Oct 2020, 20:15
Hi Silvia Welcome to the forum and course and I hope you enjoy it and get a...
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Gopi Garge Post 98 (summarised) in reply to 1

16 Nov 2020, 17:55
Hi Nigel, all, I'd only heard of the OU and happened to be part of an...
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Kate Sim Post 99 (summarised) in reply to 98

17 Nov 2020, 08:13
Hi Gopi, Lovely to hear from you.  I see a lot of interest from our students...
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Gopi Garge Post 102 (summarised) in reply to 99

18 Nov 2020, 17:15
Hi Kate, Thanks! I've just about gone through Part One of the course and...
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Nigel Gibson Post 101 (summarised) in reply to 98

17 Nov 2020, 15:32
"my interest to see what it would take to front-end with students, online"...
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Gopi Garge Post 104 (summarised) in reply to 101

18 Nov 2020, 17:20
Nigel, Thanks, and yes I understand that is not possible. I am expecting to...
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Dhouha Kbaier Post 100 (summarised) in reply to 1

17 Nov 2020, 14:29 Edited by the author on 17 Nov 2020, 14:30
Hello, I have joined the OU recently and I would like to apply for a tutor...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 103 (summarised) in reply to 100

18 Nov 2020, 17:19
Hi Dhouha, Good to see you here and I hope this course gives you a good...
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Liz Geraghty Post 105 (summarised) in reply to 1

9 Dec 2020, 19:45
Hi A friend who works for the OU suggested I might be interested. I'm hoping...
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Kate Sim Post 106 (summarised) in reply to 105

10 Dec 2020, 07:38
Hi Liz, Welcome, I hope you find the course useful. We are here in the forum...
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Kevin Frost Post 107 (summarised) in reply to 1

18 Dec 2020, 22:06

Another ex-student!

 As with many of the others here I started as an OU...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 108 (summarised) in reply to 107

19 Dec 2020, 22:32
Hi Kevin,  Welcome back! Hope you enjoy learning about being a tutor. Feel...
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John Marshall Post 109 (summarised) in reply to 1

18 Jan 2021, 22:11
Hi, I am another long time OU student. I have just been appointed as an AL...
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Kate Sim Post 110 (summarised) in reply to 109

19 Jan 2021, 07:55
Hi John, Welcome to this course and congratulations on your appointment as a...
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Amanda Cambridge Post 111 (summarised) in reply to 1

20 Mar 2021, 10:40
Hi, I have been wondering about how online learning with the OU might work...
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Kate Sim Post 112 (summarised) in reply to 111

21 Mar 2021, 10:53
Hi Amanda, Welcome to the course and I hope you find it useful.  Also...
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Bernadette Vella Post 113 (summarised) in reply to 1

13 Apr 2021, 17:43
I see I'm in good company here.  I've previously done my MBA and some...
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Kate Sim Post 114 (summarised) in reply to 113

13 Apr 2021, 19:46
Hi Bernadette, Welcome to the course, I hope you find is useful.  Here's to...
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Tony Sheppard Post 115 (summarised) in reply to 1

7 May 2021, 12:31
Found the link shared by a long time contact and peer, Ken Wagner. I've been...
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Kate Sim Post 116 (summarised) in reply to 115

7 May 2021, 15:02
Hi Tony, Lovely to see you here.  Hope you enjoy the course and maybe...
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Richard Dutton Post 117 (summarised) in reply to 1

7 Jun 2021, 12:28
Former OU student (PGCert Computing for Commerce and Industry) here and...
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Kate Sim Post 118 (summarised) in reply to 117

7 Jun 2021, 12:41
Hi Rich, Welcome.  I hope you find it useful, Kate
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Irum Rauf Post 119 (summarised) in reply to 1

8 Jun 2021, 09:00
Hi all, I have done my Post-doctoral in OU and nearing its completion of...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 120 (summarised) in reply to 119

8 Jun 2021, 15:43
Hi Irum, Welcome to the forum and good to hear that you enjoyed tutoring on...
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Amanda Williams Post 121 (summarised) in reply to 1

11 Jun 2021, 10:21
I saw that the OU was advertising for tutors from an email I received through...
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Kate Sim Post 122 (summarised) in reply to 121

11 Jun 2021, 13:57
Hi Amanda, Welcome to the course.  I hope you find it useful. Kate
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Fiona Baxter Post 123 (summarised) in reply to 1

11 Jun 2021, 15:09
Hi! I came across advertisement online that OU were looking for ALs . I'd...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 124 (summarised) in reply to 123

11 Jun 2021, 16:08
Hi Fiona, Welcome to the forum and I hope the course gives you a good insight...
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Julie Wales Post 125 (summarised) in reply to 1

21 Jun 2021, 10:23
Hi, I was an undergraduate OU student years ago and have worked in IT since...
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Kate Sim Post 126 (summarised) in reply to 125

22 Jun 2021, 09:30
Hi Julie, Welcome back. I hope you find this informative.  Do get back to us...
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Paul Leyland Post 127 (summarised) in reply to 1

23 Jun 2021, 08:27
Hi, I have just completed an OU MBA in Technology management and have worked...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 129 (summarised) in reply to 127

23 Jun 2021, 11:12
Hi Paul, Congrats on your MBA, and I h ope you find this course interesting...
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Paul Leyland Post 128 (summarised) in reply to 1

23 Jun 2021, 08:35
I think the OU has been a great innovator in distance learning, and has...
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Mark Yule Post 130 (summarised) in reply to 1

23 Jun 2021, 20:43
Hello all! Me - contemplating an OU Degree to fill the void I have ... I've...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 133 (summarised) in reply to 130

25 Jun 2021, 00:46
Hi Mark Welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy this course, and g ood luck...
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Michael Coggins-Lunt Post 131 (summarised) in reply to 1

24 Jun 2021, 11:54
Here I am working toward my digi badge for AL with OU. After completing my...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 132 (summarised) in reply to 131

25 Jun 2021, 00:40
Hi Michael,  Welcome back to the OU - hope you find this course useful....
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Olusegun Fawole Post 134 (summarised) in reply to 1

1 Jul 2021, 11:40
I am trying to understand the role of an AL as it relates to the OU. After...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 135 (summarised) in reply to 134

2 Jul 2021, 12:30
Hi Olusegun, Welcome to the forum and I hope the course gives you lots of...
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Elena Sanchez-Heras Post 136 (summarised) in reply to 1

4 Jul 2021, 13:21
I have recently applied to a tutor role at OU for a science module. I am also...
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Kate Sim Post 137 (summarised) in reply to 136

5 Jul 2021, 08:47
Welcome Elena, I hope you find this useful and do ask any question you have....
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Charlotte Jukes Post 138 (summarised) in reply to 1

5 Jul 2021, 11:32
Hello!  My name is Charlotte and I am just finishing my Master's with the OU....
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Jenny Bakkali Post 139 (summarised) in reply to 138

5 Jul 2021, 13:04
Hi Charlotte, Welcome to the forum and I hope you find this course useful. ...
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Ann Kretzschmar Post 140 (summarised) in reply to 1

5 Jul 2021, 17:26
I am thinking about applying to be an OU tutor. I hope this course will tell...
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Kate Sim Post 141 (summarised) in reply to 140

6 Jul 2021, 09:33
Welcome Ann, Hopefully it does, but do ask if you still have questions. Kate...
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Stephen Butler Post 142 (summarised) in reply to 1

13 Jul 2021, 16:27
Hi all, My name's Stephen and I'm currently studying for a BSc. in...
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Kate Sim Post 143 (summarised) in reply to 142

14 Jul 2021, 07:47
Hi Stephen, It sounds as though you have a broad knowledge of STEM areas.   I...
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Charlotte O'Leary Post 144 (unread summarised) in reply to 1

20 Jul 2021, 14:31
Hello All I'm applying to be an AL and would like to learn more about the...
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Kate Sim Post 145 (unread summarised) in reply to 144

20 Jul 2021, 16:51
Hi Charlotte, I hope you find this useful.  Do come back and ask if you have...
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Samantha Lubbe Post 146 (unread summarised) in reply to 1

21 Jul 2021, 08:02

Being an OU tutor

 I have studied with the OU for a number of years. After...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 147 (unread summarised) in reply to 146

21 Jul 2021, 12:48
Hi Samantha Hope you enjoy the course and it gives you plenty of insight to...
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Natasha Crellin Post 148 (unread summarised) in reply to 1

24 Jul 2021, 19:43

Well thought out

 It feels like this is a well thought out piece of learning....
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Kate Sim Post 149 (unread summarised) in reply to 148

25 Jul 2021, 14:18
Thanks Natasha, I will pass that on to the authors.  I hope you find it...
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Sandra Clarke Post 150 (unread summarised) in reply to 1

28 Jul 2021, 15:49
Hi - I have applied for an AL post for E103 and it has been recommended by...
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Kate Sim Post 151 (unread summarised) in reply to 150

28 Jul 2021, 16:20
Hello Sandra, You will find there is a focus on the Computing and...
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Kate Blackham Post 152 (unread summarised) in reply to 1

7 Aug 2021, 16:06
I've just been told that I've been deemed appointable for a STEM tutor role...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 153 (unread summarised) in reply to 152

8 Aug 2021, 17:16
Hi Kate, Congrats on being appointable and I hope you find this course useful...
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Richard Collins Post 154 (unread summarised) in reply to 1

13 Aug 2021, 17:35
What would I like to get out of the course? I would like to discover if an OU...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 156 (unread summarised) in reply to 154

14 Aug 2021, 19:33
Hi Richard,  Welcome to the forum and I hope the course helps answer your...
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Robert Stocks Post 155 (unread summarised) in reply to 1

13 Aug 2021, 19:06

OU tutoring

 Completing this course I hope will provide specific examples and...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 157 (unread summarised) in reply to 155

14 Aug 2021, 19:36
Hi Robert, Welcome to the forum and I hope the course gives you the insight...
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