As the calendar year ends, the academic year continues – but there is a breathing space! Open University modules pause for two weeks, tutors finally turn away from their computer screens, and in the School the emails and meetings STOP. It’s wonderful, though the break is never long enough.
We send this message to all of our wonderful students in the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Open University.
Of course many of you will be planning to use this time to catch up and even get ahead with your module work, but we hope that you will also take a break. It’s been a strange strange year and an extra difficult one for most people. The School is proud that our teaching programme has continued throughout, with many more of our students completing modules and qualifications, advancing academically and personally on your study pathways. We are deeply admiring of your effort and ambition and your achievement in just keeping on keeping on through the uncertainties.
For now, we hope that you will have an opportunity to relax, take a deep breath, look out at whatever good weather there is in the place where you live, and be pleased with your achievements. Congratulations! We look forward to working with you all again in the New Year.