Over the last couple of months I've had a bit of trouble deciding what my next OU course was going to be. It will be the fourth in a series of the six needed for me to get my BA Humanities degree, two of which need to be at Level 3. I thought about the new Level 3 course beginning this year which covers Children's Literature - everything from Victorian fairy tales all the way up to JK Rowling. The drawback with new courses is that until they have been going a couple of years and the necessary tweaks done with course work planning, you can find yourself with too much to cope within too short a time. It is better to enrol for them in their fourth year of syllabus inclusion. Then I thought about another Level 3 course - The History of Film and Television; the drawback with that is that it does not begin until February and I really fancied beginning sooner.
So the one I have eventually chosen is the one that all my family and friends (and previous tutors) have recommended I do - Creative Writing. It is a Level 2 course but at least there is no exam (you all know that my exam technique is my weakness) and it begins on October 3. I have to pay over £1500 as I am an expat and the money side of things was a bit of a worry until I had a spot of good luck. I was recently going through some of my dad's things and I found a little bag of coins. They looked like old farthings of no value at all and I showed them to a jeweller friend of ours who told me they were sovereigns and he took them off my hands for £1700. It was like a sign that of course I should carry on with the OU this year.