In February 2017, I embarked on a huge undertaking. I didn’t go to university when I left school, but 7 years later I finally decided that the time was right for me and I signed up to do a BA (Hons) Environmental Studies with The Open University. It has been one of the most difficult but empowering things that I have done for myself in my adult life. The blogs below document the highs and lows of studying part-time, around work, as an adult student. 

Assignment Success!

As you know from previous posts, I am finding this module of my degree pretty challenging, to say the least! My second assignment did not go to plan but I worked really hard on improving and I submitted my third assignment feeling a little bit better about it but...

Second Essay…

The second essay of my second module towards my degree was due today. It's submitted but it was a challenging one! This module is tackling a lot of subjects that are new to me - which means that my brain is working really hard to figure it all out. I know that getting...

Second Module!

I am officially about a month into the second module of my degree! This module is a lot broader than the one that I did last year, it deals with issues that contribute towards the environmental issues that we hear about every day. It covers economics, social policy,...

Where To Begin?

Hi all,   I am delighted to say that I have officially finished my first module towards my degree!!! On Monday night I submitted my final assignment and yesterday it was received - which means I am done until January, when I begin my second module and do it all over...

#BossingIt

I got my latest assignment back from my degree this evening. I was a little bit nervous about this one, it was the first full essay that I had to write. The first essay I have written since I was 18 - so a while ago! It could have been a complete disaster!! But...