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If you’re new to the OU you might not know what a tutorial is all about, and in this workshop we explain what happens and how you can make the most of them. This workshop is held via the same platform as online tutorials, so this is a great way to experience the online tutorial environment in a place where you don’t need to concentrate on the module material. We’ll explain ‘netiquette’ and also how to make the most of these learning opportunities.

Please note that this workshop is scheduled to start at 10am and will last 60 minutes. You  you will need a ticket to attend this Adobe Connect Online Room event. You can book your free ticket here.

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

The slides from the event are available here.

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If life has got in the way in the first few weeks of starting your module and things feel overwhelming, this workshop is for you! We’ll discuss how to catch up strategically, which doesn’t involve trying to cram everything in. In addition to giving you tips on how to recognise what is important for your module, we’ll discuss how to access support from your tutor and from other areas at the OU. You will have the chance to share tips and advice with other students and you can discuss how to apply ideas to your own study with others.

Please note that this workshop is scheduled to start at 11am and will last 60 minutes. You  you will need a ticket to attend this Adobe Connect Online Room event. You can book your free ticket here.

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

The slides from the event are available here.

 

Average: 3.7 (3 votes)

Communicating online may be very familiar to many people but effective online communication is something that often needs work. What might be appropriate and understood in social media settings is unlikely to be appropriate in an academic setting. In this workshop we’ll look at some of the key skills involved in using online information for a purpose and how to communicate in a way that fits the need and shows your understanding.

Please note that this workshop is scheduled to start at 19pm and will last 60 minutes. You  you will need a ticket to attend this Adobe Connect Online Room event. Please book your free ticket here.

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

The slides from the event are available here.

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Time management is the most common challenge for OU students who are often juggling other responsibilities alongside their studies. In this workshop we’ll provide you with some time management techniques and frameworks that may help you to manage your time more effectively. We’ll also discuss strategies that other students have used, and you’ll have the chance to talk to other students in small groups about how to apply some of these ideas to your own situation.

You can watch the recording from here (click on 'view previous recordings' button). The group work and plenary are not recorded. 

The slides from the event are available here.

Average: 5 (1 vote)

This workshop is a space for students who may feel they have taken on more than is possible right now, and might be considering whether studying is the best option for them. This workshop will provide a space for you to consider your own issues and work through activities that can help to structure your decision. You’ll also find out what options may be available to you and who you can speak to about your own circumstances. While there will be opportunities to talk to other students in this workshop and we will be joined by members of the Student Support Team, it will not be possible to give individual advice during this session.

You can watch the recording from here (click on 'view previous recordings' button). The group work and plenary are not recorded. 

The slides from the event are available here.

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Studying at a distance means that you need to be motivated and disciplined, but at the OU, you are never alone. In this workshop you’ll find out about the key relationships that are available to you as an OU student with people such as your tutor, your Student Support Team, the Library, the OU Students Association and Careers and Employability Service, and – of course – other students. We’ll discuss how and when you might need support and how to get it.

You can watch the recording from here available on the next day (click on 'view previous recordings' button). The group work and plenary are not recorded. 

The slides from the event are available here.

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This workshop introduces you to study at the OU. You’ll get an idea about how students learn at the OU; we’ll show you around a virtual learning environment and highlight the important online resources you will need. 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’s study planner is a useful resource for helping to plan your workload each week, and in small groups we will talk about how to use the materials available on your module to fit your study into your week. As well as helping you become familiar with the systems and processes you will need as an OU student, this session will be an opportunity to meet other students.

Please note that this workshop is scheduled to start at 19pm and will last 60 minutes. You will need a ticket to attend this Adobe Connect Online Room event. You can book your free ticket here.

Feel free to watch the recording available here on the next day (click on 'view previous recordings' button). The group work and plenary are not recorded. 

The slides from the event are available here.

Average: 5 (2 votes)

One of the biggest mistakes tutors see students make is providing an insightful and well-constructed answer that isn’t related to the question being asked. In this interactive SHL session we look at how to interpret assessment questions to avoid this. We look at the wording used and give a tutor’s insight into how this relates to the marking guide, as well as the other obvious mistakes that we regularly come across. We discuss different process words (the instructions that are given) and signpost useful resources.

On the next day, the workshop is available to watch/catch-up here (click on 'view previous recordings' button). The group work and plenary are not recorded. 

The slides from the event are available here.

Average: 3.4 (7 votes)

Join us for the Faculty of Business and Law Student Hub Live induction event on  1 October from 5.00 to 7.00 pm. Our sessions are designed for all new business and law students, particularly those on B100 or W101. However, if you are new to the OU, new to the faculty or just looking for some extra study advice, we have something for you too.

You will learn the strategies to help you get the most out of your business and law materials, where to access the best support, and how you can stay well to help you be the best student you can be. Existing students will also share insider intel with top tips and tricks for successful study. In every session you will have the opportunity to ask guests questions and to interact with the social media desk.

We look forward to seeing you online!

Average: 4.3 (12 votes)

Join the STEM Faculty on 1 October for a two- hour (re)Freshers programme looking at “What I wish I’d known before starting to study STEM with the OU” from four different perspectives.

This session is for anyone returning to study - not just newbies! There will be advice for anyone, at any level, whether you are brand new to university study, returning to your studies after a break, transferring into the OU or from another qualification. No matter when your next module starts or what level of study you’re at, there will be something for you! This session is interdisciplinary-friendly; so while the students and staff may be from the STEM faculty, the advice shared can be applied by anyone, studying anything, at any time.

Does your perspective match your peers? Share with us ahead of time what you wish you’d known by sharing your stories on our social media accounts! Facebook: @theopenuniversitySTEM and Twitter: @OU_STEM. Or, join in on the day by engaging in the live chat or by emailing in your suggestions to STEM-News@open.ac.uk!

Average: 3.6 (10 votes)

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