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What is the Student Hub Live?

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Welcome to Student Hub Live, a series of live, online and interactive events open to everyone at The Open University. We produce a range of activities designed to support all OU students in their studies and facilitate academic community. Visit our About page to find out more about what kinds of events we run, and how you can join them using your device of choice.

All SHL events are recorded and available to view the following day. Head to Event catch-ups and click on the study skills workshop or broadcast that you would like to view, then scroll down for a link to the recording.

Upcoming events

Live broadcast

Join us and get to know the friendly and vibrant community that is the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences!

Find out who we are and what we do. What can you expect? What do our students think of their studies? What support is available? You’ll find answers to all these questions and more at our Freshers’ Welcome Event for 2020.

We hope you can drop in, we'll be live from 9am to 12:30pm. Please register your interest here.

Live broadcast

Tuesday 22 September 2020, 13:30 – 17:30.

Whatever level you are at, if you’re studying modules in the areas of health, wellbeing, social care, education, childhood, youth, sports, languages or applied linguistics, then you won’t want to miss this special online event to get you all set for your studies this year.

From unpacking what it actually means to be a professional in your chosen field, to exploring how your own personal learning helps you make sense of the world around you, this year’s programme is four hours filled to the brim with exciting and engaging sessions to help you with your studies.

In addition to learning about the subject areas and research done in WELS, your new home, you will also get practical tips and advice on what you can do to get the most out of your studies.

Please register your interest for this event here.

Study skills workshop

Critical thinking is a key academic skill and involves evaluating information and articulating how well it explains a concept or is fit for purpose. The benefits of developing your critical thinking and writing skills include being able to show why you have referenced something and demonstrating a robust level of understanding.

We’ll explain some of the things tutors look for which evidence this, as well as some of the indicators that this is not being done.

Please note that this workshop is scheduled to start at 7:00pm and will last 60 minutes. Unfortunately, tickets for this Adobe Connect Online Room event have been sold out, but you can sign up on the waiting list here.  

After the event, you can watch the recording here (click on 'view previous recordings' button). The group work and plenary are not recorded. The slides for the event will also be available.

Live broadcast

Whatever your level of study this (re)Freshers broadcast will help answer the question: “What I wish I’d known before starting to study STEM with the OU”.

Whether you are brand new to university study, returning to your studies after a break, transferring to the OU from another university or changing to a STEM qualification, this event will ensure you are as prepared as possible for your next module.

Join us on Wednesday 23rd September from 1pm till 4pm. We’ll showcase the equipment you might be using in our online OpenSTEM labs and talk to students, tutors, academics and the Student Support team.

Please register your interest for this event here.

Live broadcast

Welcome to The Open University (OU). This live, online and interactive event is a great opportunity to find out about us and meet other students.

Covid can’t keep us apart: you can log on remotely to view the event, chat with other students and take part in the sessions. We’ll outline some of the key things you will need to know about studying at the OU, introduce you to the online OU library and the OU Study App, and showcase how to keep digitally secure.

We also have sessions on what it’s like to be an OU student, how to manage your time and look after yourself in your studies, and how your tutors and student services can help you.

Join us from 10am to 4pm, we hope to see you there! Please register your interest for this event here

Live broadcast

Our Student Hub Live induction event on 29 September is open to everyone but is particularly aimed at students who are just starting their studies within the OU’s Faculty of Business and Law (FBL).

During the live online event, we’ll introduce FBL before looking more closely at two modules (B100 and W101). We’ll also share advice on studying with us and provide an insight into apprenticeships. You’ll hear from a range of academics and students throughout five live sessions. In between these sessions we’ll broadcast short videos, created by tutors and students, offering tips and tricks for successful study. A dedicated social media desk will also be on call to answer your questions.  We hope you can join us online!

Please note that this event is scheduled to start at 2pm and will run until 5pm, please register your interest here.

Study skills workshop

Learn how students learn at the OU! We'll show you around our virtual learning environment and take you through the important online resources you’ll have access to, to support you on your study journey. We will also show you how to use forums to connect with your tutor group and other students and briefly explain how to submit and receive your assignments. Your module study planner is a useful resource for planning your weekly workload; in small groups we will talk through how to put it to good use. As well as familiarising you with the systems and processes you will encounter during your study journey, this session will be an opportunity to meet other students.

Please note that this workshop is scheduled to start at 10:00am and will last 60 minutes. You will need to book a free ticket to attend this Adobe Connect Online Room event, tickets are available here.  

After the event, you can watch the recording here (click on 'view previous recordings' button). The group work and plenary are not recorded. The slides for the event will also be available.

Study skills workshop

Time management is the most common challenge for OU students, who are often juggling other responsibilities alongside their studies. In this workshop we’ll teach techniques and frameworks to help you plan your workload more effectively. You’ll also have an opportunity to discuss life and study hacks with fellow students in small groups.

Please note that this workshop is scheduled to start at 12:00pm and will last 60 minutes. You will need to book a free ticket to attend this Adobe Connect Online Room event, tickets are available here.  

After the event, you can watch the recording here (click on 'view previous recordings' button). The group work and plenary are not recorded. The slides for the event will also be available.

Study skills workshop

A good academic writing style can demonstrate successful learning in higher education but isn't always thought of as a skill in its own right. We’ll outline the characteristics of good academic writing and explain how to develop your own approach. Get a tutor's take, as well as a student's viewpoint.

Please note that this workshop is scheduled to start at 2:00pm and will last 60 minutes. You will need to book a free ticket to attend this Adobe Connect Online Room event, tickets are available here.  

After the event, you can watch the recording here (click on 'view previous recordings' button). The group work and plenary are not recorded. The slides for the event will also be available.

Catch up

Live broadcast

What does psychology have to do with climate change? Why are politics, medicine and supply-chain management all equally important when it comes to the smooth running of the Olympic Games? And how can artificial intelligence improve agriculture for better food security? 

Growing evidence suggests that possessing knowledge and understanding across a range of different subjects is key when facing global challenges. Join our expert panel on 21 September from 10:00 to 11:00am as they tackle a host of different perspectives in a fun and informal way to address some of these issues. If you’re wondering which topics will be chosen... the Student Hub Live 'Wheel of Fortune’ will decide! 

Please register your interest here.

Study skills workshop

Developing an academic argument, or line of enquiry, is an important skill but it can be difficult to learn to balance critical opinion and evidence. Presenting a solid narrative involves considering the structure of your argument and developing it persuasively. This interactive workshop is ideal for Level 2 and 3 students.

Please note that this workshop is scheduled to start at 7:00pm and will last 60 minutes. Unfortunately, tickets for this Adobe Connect Online Room event have been sold out, but you can sign up on the waiting list here

After the event, you can watch the recording here (click on 'view previous recordings' button). The group work and plenary are not recorded. The slides for the event are available here.

Study skills workshop

This workshop builds on our essay planning session (although attendance of that workshop is not a requirement) and will cover the drafting and editing process. It’s common to struggle to fit everything you want to say within a wordcount, or to feel unclear about the most effective ordering of information. We’ll outline key features of strong essays and help you think through how to weave your research into a great essay of your own.

Please note that this workshop is scheduled to start at 7:00pm and will last 60 minutes. Apologies, the tickets to this Adobe Connect Online Room event have been sold out and you can sign up for the waiting list here.   

After the event, you can watch the recording here (click on 'view previous recordings' button). The group work and plenary are not recorded. The slides for the event are available here.

to access the live events
Visit the events page or our YouTube channel to view all previous events.

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