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Finding your place in a career

byJack D OU student
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Jack D OU student


Finding your place in a career

Thu 24 May 2018 4:21pm

Aftering returning from Florida, reality trully sets in;

I know that now I must find a way out of my current job at Tesco. That job is now just abut money, I have been there too long, I must put my skills and knowledge to use in a professional career. 

I'm still waiting to hear from the RAF and the aerospace position at QinetiQ, however I have been experiencing alot of realisation. I have completed the MEng, if I want to get into engineering I can't just apply and get into my...

Jack Dove's MEng complete

byJack D OU student
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Jack D OU student


Jack Dove's MEng complete

Fri 11 May 2018 6:38pm

Well after 7 years, my journey with the OU ended last week, with my last piece of coursework submiited for T885 and my MEng qualification is complete.

My results will be in by July 31st and I'm still hopeful for a career beginning later this year. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8UtsTtVQBI

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iggz


Finding Paid Employment

Thu 14 Nov 2013 10:45pm
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Are there any national employment agencies/support groups specialising assisitng young adults with autism, or a learning disabilty, into into f/t employment? North London area preferably.

Cheers

iggz

 

Cheers

 

iggz

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Leanne


Alternative view on vaccines

Fri 15 Mar 2013 9:30am
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Hi, 

I recently came across this site and found the information about vaccines interesting, especially if like me you are dubious of vaccines.

http://www.vaccineriskawareness.com/A-Parent-s-Guide-for-Pro-Vaccine-Ped...

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Leanne
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MikeS


Figurative language and autism

Thu 10 Mar 2011 9:49am

Hi everyone,

I'm currently reading 'Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew' by Ellen Notbohm and there's a section in there about how parents/carers should avoid using figurative language - such as "it's raining cats and dogs" - if their child has autism. I was just wondering how much this also applies for people with high functioning autism or asperger's? Is figurative language something that annoys you? Would you prefer people to avoid using it when talking...

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Mike - Former Community Manager
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