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Opening up Classical Studies - April 1st 2019 - trailer

FASS Research: Belonging, Beauty, Technology, Inequalities - 11 March 2019

What’s (not) working? trailer - 13 March 2019

Upcoming events

Classical Studies offer rich and exciting opportunities to learn about the histories and cultures of the ancient world, and to develop a wide range of skills in critical thinking, communication, and cultural awareness. In this unique live-streamed event, the Classical Studies department at the Open University joins with the Advocating Classics Education project to showcase a variety of approaches to studying the classical past, from Greek drama to ancient religion, and hears from Professor Edith Hall about the benefits of studying Greek philosophy in the modern world. The event will welcome audiences and participants from schools across the country, in addition to OU students, as well as offering the opportunity for teachers to find out more about introducing Classical Civilisation into their curriculum.

If you are interested in participating in this event with your school group, please contact Jan.Haywood@open.ac.uk or Christine.Plastow@open.ac.uk

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Catch up

Whether you’re just starting or part way through your module it’s an ideal time of year to reflect on what is going well with your study and what isn’t quite working for you. You may or may not be at where you want or need to be but in this workshop we’ll offer some suggestions for practical solutions.

The group work and plenary were not recorded. However the first part of the workshop is available to watch/catch-up here (click on 'view previous recordings' button).

The slides from the event are available here.

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The Open University is open to everyone yet who belongs and where are not questions that can be taken for granted.  It is important to understand how feelings of belonging are fostered or discouraged.  What role might beauty, art, technology and inequalities play in including and excluding people from a sense of belonging to groups and wider society?  This event will showcase FASS research around the theme of belonging – how people build and experience a sense of belonging, what they might belong to and what barriers might people from feeling they belong.

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Student satisfaction is an important concept for universities, but most crucially for students. In this event, we’ll unpick the idea of satisfaction and think about what that can mean to you as a learner, both in terms of your studies and the way they fit with your life more generally. We’ll talk about your goals and aspirations and also about the idea of community, belonging and connection with others.

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to access the live events
For details about watching events live click here. To view all previous events visit the events page.

See the calendar for dates of events below.

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