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Study skills bootcamp – essay writing. 22nd October, 2018 trailer
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This morning event is aimed at new students preparing to begin their modules in February, but as with all Student Hub Live events there is something for everyone and all are welcome. This event will focus on mentally and physically preparing to start, and there is a focus on identifying skills that you may want to work on developing before your module begins. These live, online interactive events are a great opportunity to meet others, share your own experiences and talk to other students.

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If you’ve ever thought about starting your own business and being your own boss, then this is the event for you. Capture that New Year’s energy and get the ball rolling into the world of entrepreneurship! Join us on Monday, 7th January at 1pm to learn more about the opportunities for start-ups and small businesses at the OU. We’ll be speaking with the organisers of the yearly Student Entrepreneurship Competition; learning how to come up with a good business idea and how to apply your idea to the business model canvas. We’ll also speak with a winner of last year’s New Business Challenge and discuss what the judges are looking for in this year’s competition.

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This event will outline some of the key things you need to know about studying at the Open University, how to make the most of the support that is available, and most of all to talk to other students at this online, interactive, live event.  Play against the teams in the studio in the Wheel of Ologies quiz, find out about research and innovation, plus much more. These live, online interactive events are a great opportunity to meet others, share your own experiences and talk to other students.

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Catch up

Whether you’ve completed your first or twenty first assignment, it’s a good idea to reflect on what you did and what you might do differently next time. Primarily aimed at Access and level 1 students, this interactive workshop will look at how you planned and completed your assignment as well as how to take on board and make the most of the feedback you receive from your tutor.

The session will run twice - from 7 to 8pm and from 8.30 to 9.30pm, and will be held online, in the Student Hub Live online room.

Please note you will need a ticket to attend event. To book on the 7pm event click here, and to book on the 8.30pm event click here.

The slides from the event are available here.

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Writing academically is a skill that underlies the demonstration of successful learning in higher education but isn’t always thought about for itself. We looked at some of the key features of academic writing and explained how to develop your academic writing skills. We gave a tutor’s impression of what works well when communicating as well as the student viewpoint on how to achieve this.

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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This event will take several of the key components of an essay and discuss different approaches. Aspects such as ‘describe’, compare and contrast, and critically evaluate will be explored, and we will outline ways to improve your introductions and conclusions. For any student at any level, this series of sessions will give you a space to re-evaluate your own approaches and think about the next academic year. There is also the opportunity to share what works for you with other students in the chat.

The event is online, interactive and open to everyone. The chat room will be open from 9am and during the live event you can send your tweets to @StudentHubLive (#StudentHubLive18), email us at, complete the online voting tools, send us your comments, and take part in the online discussions.

Average: 4 (12 votes)
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