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This writing retreat was for all students (and non-students), studying at any level within any faculty. It was a space to develop writing skills and also to meet other students and academic staff at the Open University.

We finished on perhaps ones of the biggest ones, editing your work. In part 1 we looked at the key stages of editing the piece of work you are need to get through and set you the task of going away and doing the task. In part 2 we looked at how you got on and what worked, and what didn’t go as well.

If you missed the event, click here to catch-up.

Average: 3.8 (4 votes)

This writing retreat was for all students (and non-students), studying at any level within any faculty. It was a space to develop writing skills and also to meet other students and academic staff at the Open University.

We finished on perhaps ones of the biggest ones, editing your work. In part 1 we looked at the key stages of editing the piece of work you are need to get through and set you the task of going away and doing the task. In part 2 we’ll be looking at how you have got on and what worked, and what hasn’t gone as well.

If you missed the event, click here to catch-up.

Average: 5 (3 votes)

This writing retreat was for all students (and non-students), studying at any level within any faculty. It was a space to develop writing skills and also to meet other students and academic staff at the Open University.

Many types of study look for some specific structured writing, which may include case studies and experiments. These have a recognised formal series of steps that need to be followed along with their own special language at times. We looked at some good examples and showed you what you need to maximise your effectiveness.

If you missed the event, click here to catch-up.

Average: 4 (11 votes)

This writing retreat was for all students (and non-students), studying at any level within any faculty. It was a space to develop writing skills and also to meet other students and academic staff at the Open University.

Increasingly within academic and employment life there is a need to communicate a message clearly using a visual mechanism, rather than text alone. Posters are used to give a clear snapshot of what’s important, and the art of PowerPoint is certainly not death by a thousand slides!

If you missed the event, click here to catch-up.

Average: 3.3 (4 votes)
STEM Showcase - 5 July

Are you studying a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) module or qualification? Maybe you are looking for inspiration on what to study next or simply interested in all things STEM? Then save 5 July in your diary for the first STEM Showcase Student Hub Live event.

During this event we will give you a flavour of all things STEM at The Open University, so join us live online, where you have the opportunity to watch and interact!

Updates will be made to this event as the programme for the day is finalised. The event is online, interactive and open to everyone. The chat room will be open from 09.30 and during the live event you can send your tweets to @StudentHubLive (#StudentHubLive18), email us at studenthub@open.ac.uk, complete the online voting tools, send us your comments, and take part in the online discussions.

Student Hub Live events can be accessed via the student Hub live website: http://studenthublive.open.ac.uk/

If you’d like to let us know you’ll be watching – mark yourself at ‘going’ on Facebook and receive updates on the programme and session times.

Average: 4.8 (5 votes)

This writing retreat was for all students (and non-students), studying at any level within any faculty. It was a space to develop writing skills and also to meet other students and academic staff at the Open University.

In this second session we moved on a bit to writing that may have a wider audience or be a bit more purposeful. We looked at different types of writing you may want to consider in every day life, such as blogging, letter writing (yes gran would love to receive one from you!) and forum posts.

If you missed the event, click here to catch-up.

Average: 4 (5 votes)

This writing retreat was for all students (and non-students), studying at any level within any faculty. It was a space to develop writing skills and also to meet other students and academic staff at the Open University.

In this first session we started off lightly and weren't focused on academic work (hurrah!). Despite the fact that many people don’t write by hand nowadays, writing is still a quick, easy and fun thing to do. Writing for pleasure can be immensely satisfying, whether this is a journal or more creative pieces. We looked at some of the basics at getting started and being clear, and how to develop your own voice and choose your words.

If you missed the event, click here to catch-up.

Average: 3.3 (12 votes)

This October the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) are launching a range of exciting new curriculum which can be studied from October 2018. This includes three new BA Honours qualifications; Music, Criminology and Economics!

If you are thinking about what to study next, this event is a great opportunity to find out more about the new curriculum and talk to the academics who were involved in creating it. We will also be discussing new elements to some of the qualifications at Masters Level.

The event is online, interactive and open to everyone. The chat room will be open from 12.30pm and during the live event you can send your tweets to @StudentHubLive (#StudentHubLive18), email us at studenthublive@open.ac.uk, complete the online voting tools, send us your comments, and take part in the online discussions.

Average: 5 (3 votes)

Summer break is almost here! Are you submitting final assignments but also beginning to think about next steps in October? If so, this event on 14 June will offer practical advice and suggestions to those who are either transitioning between modules, or preparing to start OU study after the summer break. The event will cover a range of topics for those who want to use their time off over the summer to improve on some key skills, or just a little extra guidance. Sessions covered will include:

  • What happens after your module final assessment - Exploring the marking and standardisation processes which takes place to ensure you are awarded the grade that you deserve for your submitted work
  • Moving on from Access – Discussing what is different at level 1 and what should you consider as you embark on a qualification
  • Getting ready to start your studies with the OU – Advice and guidance on how to prepare for your studies effectively and what tools and resources are on offer to OU Students
  • Moving up – Answering questions about moving to the next level of study and how to focus on key skills for each stage of study
  • Study intensity – Advice on how to cope and being successful when the pressure is on if Studying full time or overlapping modules

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 studenthublive@open.ac.uk, complete the online voting tools, send us your comments, and take part in the online discussions.

Average: 4.5 (6 votes)

On Friday 25 May, the Student Hub Live (SHL) studio discussed all things exams related! Whether you have an exam coming up and want a little extra support, or you have some good advice for those feeling a bit nervous, this was a great opportunity to share tips and gain practical advice from SHL guests and fellow students.

Guests discussed exam related topics such as; issues which affect exam preparation and performance; what Psychology tells us about memory and recall; what Biology tells us about stress; and what Sports Science can tell us about sleep, diet and exercise. There was also a session on planning to help you prepare.

Average: 4.5 (4 votes)

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