Signup date: 29 May 2007 at 9:01pm
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Hi, I went straight from an OU Psychology degree (2:1) onto a part time PhD at a brick uni. The general impression that I've had so far is that OU degrees are respected, and the extra effort that you have to put in in terms of distance learning is recognised as well. Good luck!
I know exactly where you're coming from - I too have a medical problem, and like you I have good days and bad days. I've been open with my supervisors, and in fact my research topic is partly to do with my illness, but only you can decide if that's the right approach for you. My feeling is that if you're having a bad patch and need to take a few days off to get yourself right again then your supervisor is likely to be more sympathetic if they know the reason why, and less likely to pressure you to get on with it - which is the last thing you need when you're feeling rough! I wouldn't worry about what other people think, what's important is that you look after yourself
I used the Charity Commission website: www.charity-commission.gov.uk
I did several searches to find charities that I thought might be sympathetic to my subject and/or continuing education. I don't want to put you off, but I've yet to get a positive response and have had to look elsewhere for my fees.
My sister is 26, her boyfriend works long hours so she tends to play more when he's at work and she's not. I don't know if it's possible to network but I never have, and as far as I know she doesn't either. Same goes for forums etc, neither of us really sees it as a social game.
As for the way we play, I'd say definitely different personas, particularly as sometimes you have to do things cos the game demands it, rather than because it's what you would do yourself. I don't really know what makes it addictive, I played the PSP version and got some satisfaction out of completing it, but wouldn't go back to it again, whereas she plays the PC version which I gather is different and lends itself more to playing without ever really feeling like you've completed it. Hope that helps!
I've sent out loads of letters to various charities and trusts asking for financial assistance. I've had a few replies, mostly no's it has to be said, but a couple were hopeful so fingers crossed.
My dilemma is, for those that I haven't had a reply from, do I leave it or is it a good idea to follow up with a phonecall? And if so, what do I say that doesn't make me sound desperate (even though I am...)??
I'm probably not the best person to respond cos I get really neurotic about interviews too, but I try and think of all the positive things you can bring to the job, what have you got to offer that will put you above everyone else? Try thinking up some good questions to ask too, that always goes down well.
A good distractor always helps too, stick your nose in a good book for a couple of days if you can, or do something that you enjoy that will take your mind off it. I tend to take Kalms for a couple of days before, they help me sleep better
Hope that helps a bit, and good luck
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