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What is the Student Hub Live?
Adobe Connect 2020

Study Skills development workshop delivered in Adobe Connect online room

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.

Highlights

Developing a good academic argument – 20 April 2021

Join us for this interactive workshop on developing your line of enquiry. Learning to balance critical opinion with evidence is a crucial tool to have in your academic belt. Ideal for Level 2 and 3 students. 

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Upcoming events

Study skills workshop

Join us from 7pm to 8pm 

This is a repeat of a workshop delivered earlier this year and it is aimed at students who may have missed it first time round.

Aimed at Access and Level 1 students or those who are new to critical thinking and writing, this workshop covers the basics: we will look at how to use module information, taking it apart to understand the key themes for yourself, independently of the guidance you are given. We then move on to writing critically, identifying relevant information, and presenting it objectively in your own words.  

All spaces for this workshop have been reserved but you can watch it on catch-up later.

How to access the live event?
If you have already booked your place through Eventbrite, you will have received an email which contains the link to the Adobe Connect room where the session takes place. You may need to scroll down the email to find the link!  If you don’t find the email in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

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 24h prior the event. 

Study skills workshop

Join us from 7pm to 8pm  

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.

To attend this event, book your space here.

How to access the live event? 
If you have already booked your place through Eventbrite, you will have received an email which contains the link to the Adobe Connect room where the session takes place. You may need to scroll down the email to find the link!  If you don’t find the email in your inbox, please check your spam folder. 

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 24h prior the event.

Study skills workshop

Join us from 12pm to 1pm 

Have you ever been asked to write about someone else’s theory in your own words, and felt that you could never express it quite as well as the author themselves? Will a large quotation do…? What does the theory actually mean, and why might it matter? So often we meet a theory or concept and are asked to do something with it; perhaps to write a comparison or to discuss the extent to which it supports another idea. The key challenge in creating arguments based on other people’s ideas is understanding what they mean, followed by identifying which parts relate to the argument and therefore need to be included. All of this requires confidence in understanding and articulating, and in this SHL workshop we discuss how to deconstruct ideas in order to apply them to questions. We will also cover how to represent someone else’s writing in your own words.

To attend this event, book your space here.

How to access the live event? 
If you have already booked your place through Eventbrite, you will have received an email which contains the link to the Adobe Connect room where the session takes place. You may need to scroll down the email to find the link!  If you don’t find the email in your inbox, please check your spam folder. 

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 24h prior the event. 

Study skills workshop

Join us from 12pm to 1pm  

End-of-module assessments (EMAs) are important both because of the marks they attract and as a final piece of work that allows you to exhibit your comprehension of a completed module. In this interactive workshop we will look at how EMAs differ from TMAs and how to demonstrate your understanding at an appropriate level of detail.

Registration to events will usually open 3 weeks in advance of the event date.

How to access the live event? 
If you have already booked your place through Eventbrite, you will have received an email which contains the link to the Adobe Connect room where the session takes place. You may need to scroll down the email to find the link!  If you don’t find the email in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

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 24h prior the event.

Study skills workshop

Join us from 1pm to 2pm  

This workshop will cover practical aspects of exam revision, as well as how to mentally prepare to ensure you deliver on the day. Just as athletes take a layered approach to preparing for critical races, psychology, skills and time management all play their part in maximising your exam performance.

Registration to events will usually open 3 weeks in advance of the event date.

How to access the live event? 
If you have already booked your place through Eventbrite, you will have received an email which contains the link to the Adobe Connect room where the session takes place. You may need to scroll down the email to find the link!  If you don’t find the email in your inbox, please check your spam folder. 

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 24h prior the event.

Catch up

Live broadcast

Join us from 12pm to 1pm  

First assignments in a new module are always exciting – a chance to work with your Associate Lecturer in developing your skills. Theoretically speaking, your first assignments are the starting point for improvement, and you will learn more each time. However, assignments can sometimes create feelings that can get in the way of learning. One of the things we know at SHL is that many students feel anxious or worry that they’re not as good as others – we also know that sharing these feelings helps us realise that we’re not alone. So please join us for this hour-long broadcast in which we discuss how to establish what you need to focus on in assignments, and what is important in terms of marks. We will also cover some of the technical and procedural details that will be helpful if this is your first piece of assessed work at the OU.   

How to access the live event?
On the day of the event sign in at  http://studenthublive.open.ac.uk and click ‘Join us live’ button

Study skills workshop

Join us from 12pm to 1pm  

This workshop builds on the introductory workshop and is aimed mainly at Level 2 and 3 students. We will take a deeper look at critically analysing source material and identifying the most important elements for any argument or answer. The focus is on being critical in context, evaluating different approaches and being able to put them in perspective. 

To attend this event, book your space here.

How to access the live event?
If you have already booked your place through Eventbrite, you will have received an email which contains the link to the Adobe Connect room where the session takes place. You may need to scroll down the email to find the link!  If you don’t find the email in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

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 24h prior the event.

Study skills workshop

Join us from 10am to 11am  

Aimed at Access and Level 1 students or those who are new to critical thinking and writing, this workshop covers the basics: we will look at how to use module information, taking it apart to understand the key themes for yourself, independently of the guidance you are given. We then move on to writing critically, identifying relevant information, and presenting it objectively in your own words.

 All spaces for this workshop have been reserved. Due to the success of this workshop, an extra session was planned. Scroll down to access it, or you can also watch it on catch-up later. 

How to access the live event?
If you have already booked your place through Eventbrite, you will have received an email which contains the link to the Adobe Connect room where the session takes place. You may need to scroll down the email to find the link!  If you don’t find the email in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

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 24h prior the event.

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

View upcoming events

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