It’s been a fantastic year for Hooticles (see what we did there?) and we’ve once again been amazed by the achievements and writing skills of OU Students.
Whether you’ve submitted your own pieces or been in contact with us about your success, you’ve provided us with plenty of content for our very own online magazine for OU Students.
Follow the links below to see some of our most popular articles of 2021.
A student details the struggle for migrant rights, and the OU Students Student Action for Refugees group’s campaign to make The Open University a University of Sanctuary.
Ten things a student wishes she’d known before staring her OU degree. There’s some really useful info and tips here.
It’s too late to join the University Challenge 2022 team, but you can still take this quiz to see if you’re up to the challenge.
In our 2021 Advent Calendar we has 25 brilliant articles by staff and students. If you’re not ready to let go of Christmas just yet, you can still do festive quizzes, see vegan and gift ideas, read Christmas wishes from other students, and learn more about OU history and your Association.
If you find study motivation hard, or aren’t very good at taking breaks, the pomodoro method could be for you.
Thrpughout the pandemic, students across the world have found themselves suddenly becoming distance learners. OU students are distance learning pros and were on hand to help.
More reasons to be proud of being an OU student!
Hints and tips to help you avoid TMA tantrums in 2022.
A PhD student shares here inspirational journey into academia, showing that you really don’t have to take the traditional route to get far.
This beautiful poem won an Association writing competition.
A student provides some insight into the life of a student parent including what support you’ll need, and why you’re awesome.
A young student sings the praises of studying at the Ou and encourages other school-leavers to take the opportunity to study at a first class institutuin without having to move away from their lives at home.
The Association’s microvolunteering scheme has been a great success this year. Find out how you can get involved with giving back to the community, not matter how much time you can spare.
We interviewed Gareth Timmins about how studying Forensic Psychology with the OU helped him get his very first book published, making it onto the Amazon bestsellers list.