After a short break I’m back studying with the OU, for two reasons, one of which is that as a continuing student before the fee increases I need to do at least one course a year to keep that dispensation, and the other is that I’ve found out that I can’t get credit for my previous studies (a B.Sc. from the University of Glasgow from 1989-1992) because they were too long ago. So my idea of upgrading my Ordinary degree to an Honours is going to take a lot longer (but will leave me with two degrees as the OU degree I’m working towards is a BA(Hons) in Business Studies).

Anyway, having done 90/120 points at level 3 I’m now back to level 1 and have just started the 30 point MST121 Understanding Mathematics course. This is a little late as there has been an admin error, but looking at the course material it looks a lot like revision of the Maths I studied back in 1989-90 academic year.

One of the things that I am learning fresh though is how to use LaTeX to write my TMAs, although it’s optional. The Maths TMAs are submitted on paper through the post typically. How quaintly old fashioned…

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