Today I've received notification of my tutorial dates along with details of my OU tutor. Tutorials are (roughly) once a month - and they're scheduled so that I'll be able to attend most of them, assuming nothing comes up. Fantastic!
Coupled with the summer school next year, I'm quite excited by it all, and want to get on with things. I've made a small start, but don't want to be massively out of sync with other people on the course. It goes without saying that I will be out of sync at places, for example, I'll be working through times marked as holiday on the course calendar.