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At each stage of your journey as an Open University student, you will not be alone.  Listen to students give their final pieces of advice.

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Anna: First of all, don't be scared to start and then when material come through the door, just take it with a cool head and don't panic, as I did.

Agron: You need to be proactive, inasmuch as you can, in trying to participate.

Alexa: Attend as many tutorials as possible, as they help a lot. You get to meet a lot of people. You get to meet people whose English is not their first language which, in a way, you identify with; you know how they feel.

Kafula: Find people within your course that you can talk to, but also to use the comments from the tutors.

Aneta: Even if people doubt themselves, there is so much encouragement from the tutor, from fellow students, from everyone actually involved in a course, and everyone is trying to make the entire process easier.

Moungru: The language part was quite difficult for me. I often said 'Oh this is so difficult I wish I can understand it.' My daughter said, 'No one asked you to do it, why don't you just give up?' But I said to her, 'No, I will not because that is something I want to do and I will not give up.'

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