Jessica Beasley, Author at Oxford Open Learning

Articles by Jessica Beasley

Jessica is a freelance copywriter and content writer based in Richmond-Upon-Thames. With a degree in English Literature from University College London, she has experience as a private tutor for 14-18 years olds and adult learners. She has also worked in Widening Participation as a Mentor, Student Ambassador, and Student Leader. As someone who achieved A-Levels through distance-learning, Jessica has first-hand experience of the unique challenges and rewards that distance-learning offers. She regularly contributes content to educational websites including eNotes and Tutorful.


Five Women Who Changed History

There are certain women whose actions, brilliance and courage have changed history – and the world.

Short stories

Short Stories: 5 Of The Greatest Ever Written

To celebrate National Short Story Day which is, fittingly enough, on the shortest day of the year (December the 21st), here we look at five short stories that have captured readers’ imaginations throughout the generations.


10 New Authors To Look Out For In 2022

2021 has been a great year for discovering new books and writers.

Photographic Memory

Photographic Memory: Fact or Fiction?

In 2006, Akira Haraguchi, a retired engineer, recited 100,000 digits of pi from memory at a public event in the Japanese city of Kisarazu.


How Do Pandemics End?

The elimination of smallpox remains one of the greatest scientific achievements in human history.

Adam Kay

Adam Kay: What Humour Can Teach Us About Withstandiing Challenging Times

Humour, it seems, can help us remain resilient through the toughest of times.

A distance learning student studying with a laptop

Digital Skills To Future-Proof Your Career

Whether you plan to stay in academia your entire life or see yourself pursuing an alternative path, it’s a good idea to start investing in yourself by learning digital skills.

Distance Learning

How To Support Your Child’s Distance Learning Journey

One of the best things about distance learning is the flexibility it offers, but this doesn’t mean your child should abandon all their routines.


Freewriting: The Key To Unlocking Creativity?

Freewriting is about finding liberation in your writing and connecting with your authentic self – unlocking your creativity is just a happy byproduct of the process.


Romantic Literature For Valentine’s Day

Here are just some of the dazzling classic romances that you can get lost in this Valentine’s Day…

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