An Open University student's experience

Uploaded by OUlife on 05.03.2009

I'm 28 years old. I work as a classroom assistant at a deaf school.
I've worked there for three years and the children I work with are deaf
but they also have additional needs.
Making bouncy castle.
I really enjoy my job.
It's full time. It's 32 hours a week.
I'm really happy that I've done this course.
It's something that I've always wanted to do.
It sounds really silly but because I hadn't studied for six years,
I never felt like this at school, but I was really excited
because it was giving me
an opportunity to go into my nurse training.
I live at home with my partner,
his son, George, who's ten,
and his daughter, Alice, who's 16.
Then there's my daughter, Emily.
I study here. I've got a computer desk there.
It's really good, it folds out.
I study mainly when my children aren't around.
I just set myself a time, say, between 9 and 10.30
and I try not to go over that.
See you later. Bye.
Also I go to the gym.
I go three times a week and I do body combat.
It's really good, I really enjoy it.
It's really good for stress management
and just making yourself feel healthy and fit.
I've got some good friends down there as well.