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    • kal25
    • By kal25 15th Oct 16, 9:09 PM
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    student discount inc Open Uni students
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    • 15th Oct 16, 9:09 PM
    student discount inc Open Uni students 15th Oct 16 at 9:09 PM
    I thought that I'd post about a student discount app called Unidays.
    This enables all students to get discounts through their app.
    Just thought students especially Open Uni students that don't have student cards to get discounts (i'm open uni student myself).
    Quick and simple to join up and discounts online and instore.

    Hope this helps people
    Mrs Lea Nov 5th '11
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    • DomRavioli
    • By DomRavioli 15th Oct 16, 11:09 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 11:09 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 11:09 PM
    I thought that I'd post about a student discount app called Unidays.
    This enables all students to get discounts through their app.
    Just thought students especially Open Uni students that don't have student cards to get discounts (i'm open uni student myself).
    Quick and simple to join up and discounts online and instore.

    Hope this helps people
    Originally posted by kal25
    OU students are eligible for an NUS card, OUSA card, as well as unidays. So you can quite easily get a student card.

    5 years at OU. Shameful teaching quality.
    Observe, Adapt, Overcome.
    SPC 2015 #497
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 15th Oct 16, 11:20 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 11:20 PM
    OUSA cards were scrapped last year.
    I'm now into my third and final year at the OU and while I've not had an issue with teaching quality I have an issue with the utter idiocy of the new tutorial system. I attended my first tutorial today- in Leeds. I live in Leicester and there were others in my tutor group who had been allocated a tutor in Nottingham when they lived in Leeds. I chose to travel to Leeds and fork out for a hotel so I could actually get some time with my own tutor- and bear in mind I have several significant disabilities. I'm going to a brick uni for my MA next year and part of me is actually looking forward to some proper organisation!
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    • DomRavioli
    • By DomRavioli 16th Oct 16, 10:00 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 10:00 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 10:00 PM
    OUSA cards were scrapped last year.
    I'm now into my third and final year at the OU and while I've not had an issue with teaching quality I have an issue with the utter idiocy of the new tutorial system. I attended my first tutorial today- in Leeds. I live in Leicester and there were others in my tutor group who had been allocated a tutor in Nottingham when they lived in Leeds. I chose to travel to Leeds and fork out for a hotel so I could actually get some time with my own tutor- and bear in mind I have several significant disabilities. I'm going to a brick uni for my MA next year and part of me is actually looking forward to some proper organisation!
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan
    I'm 5 years in, with significant disabilities also. Ended up with one tutor moving to another country part way through a 60 credit year long course (so 5 months without a tutor), one got sacked for not marking TMAs, the others have been average. This is my second degree, my first through OU.

    I can't even travel to the end of my street - let alone another town.
    Observe, Adapt, Overcome.
    SPC 2015 #497
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 17th Oct 16, 12:34 AM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 12:34 AM
    I'm 5 years in, with significant disabilities also. Ended up with one tutor moving to another country part way through a 60 credit year long course (so 5 months without a tutor), one got sacked for not marking TMAs, the others have been average. This is my second degree, my first through OU.

    I can't even travel to the end of my street - let alone another town.
    Originally posted by DomRavioli
    I guess I've been lucky. My mentor is a tutor with the OU and she is absolutely one in a million. She's absolutely brilliant. She teaches Social Sciences and I'm an English student but the second I have a problem she's on it. I'm not daft enough to think everyone has as good an experience as me as I know I'm insanely lucky. I've sat on enough Disability Experience Workshops and been enough involved with the DSG to know that there's a shed load of crap dealt out by the OU especially to Disabled students. The tutorial debacle is one of them. Presumably though you have access to online tutorials- something which I haven't as even if my computer was compatible with the software they use (it isn't) I couldn't hear them anyway. (Something which the SST told me to solve by 'turning my computer up' ignoring the fact it says on my student profile that I'm very hard of hearing)
    What am I letting myself into Proud sponsor of a prop for the 16/17 season- welcome Mr W
    Thrilled and proud to have met my hero 13 and 15/05- thanks Fran!
    Will always miss you Elle and will never forget you, brightest star in the sky 😢
    Always Team V xx
    • DomRavioli
    • By DomRavioli 17th Oct 16, 2:37 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 2:37 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 2:37 PM
    I guess I've been lucky. My mentor is a tutor with the OU and she is absolutely one in a million. She's absolutely brilliant. She teaches Social Sciences and I'm an English student but the second I have a problem she's on it. I'm not daft enough to think everyone has as good an experience as me as I know I'm insanely lucky. I've sat on enough Disability Experience Workshops and been enough involved with the DSG to know that there's a shed load of crap dealt out by the OU especially to Disabled students. The tutorial debacle is one of them. Presumably though you have access to online tutorials- something which I haven't as even if my computer was compatible with the software they use (it isn't) I couldn't hear them anyway. (Something which the SST told me to solve by 'turning my computer up' ignoring the fact it says on my student profile that I'm very hard of hearing)
    Originally posted by Mrs_Ryan
    I've only had one tutor do online tutorials - and being visually impaired, I can't see the materials they use as I can't zoom in on the software (same boat!). My mentor is amazing as well, so understanding and although I get extra time to do exams I don't get anyone to help (I don't get large print either), does my head in!

    I've had three amazing tutors, and a few who have been so horrible towards my disability, one even said if I couldn't do the work I should just quit - it wasn't the work (I got a high 2:1 on that course) it was the tutor. I must admit I seem to have had some right numpty tutors, my mentor has five other students and they haven't had half as many issues.

    The same tutor who told me to quit said there was nothing on file about me having a disability - this was my 6th course, I had a DSA award, and I sent him an email before the course started to make him aware. He was just an absolute nugget!
    Observe, Adapt, Overcome.
    SPC 2015 #497
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