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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 (2 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: 5 (5 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)

What is Brexit, where does it come from, and what could it mean in everyday life? On Friday 25 May (9:30am – 12pm) a team of OU academics were in the Student Hub Live studio to discuss what has happened since the vote, how Brexit is already changing us, and what to expect in the future.

Researchers from across the Arts and Social Sciences considered how work in their areas can help explain how we got to this point and what to expect next. Topics covered included: the story so far; trust in experts and the growth of conspiracy theories; geographical and psychological splits in the referendum vote; Brexit’s practical effects on everyday life and work; and how to plan for what happens next? Throughout the event, a series of short videos looked at how Brexit is experienced differently across Great Britain and Ireland. Look at how Brexit is changing the UK, the wider world, and to better understand how your academic studies relate to the challenges that lie ahead.

 

Average: 5 (2 votes)

Are you ready for your Exam? Think you could do with little extra support? Student Hub Live can help!

Exam2: In this session we will be focusing on the actual exam day, including practicalities about time and venue. We’ll look at the experience of sitting an exam and how to manage your time within the exam as well as get the most from what you have in your head and getting it on paper and hopefully gaining you marks. You should be able to go away from this session knowing what to expect from an OU exam and having a clear idea of how to sit an exam.

These sessions are open to all students, studying at all levels. The workshops will be hosted in Adobe Connect Online Room and take place 8-9pm Wednesday 23rd May (rooms open at 7.45pm). If you are unable to join us, you can catch up at any time.

Average: 4.8 (4 votes)

Are you ready for your Exam? Think you could do with little extra support? Student Hub Live can help!

Exam1: In this session we looked at revision and knowing the module that you are sitting the exam for. We discussed various practicalities about revision, including time management and targeting your efforts, as well as how to identify the most important things to be revising and how to prepare yourself in the best way for sitting an exam. You should be able to go away from this session knowing how to plan an effective revision schedule.

These sessions are open to all students, studying at all levels. If you were unable to join us, you can catch up at any time.

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Are you ready for your EMA? Think you could do with little extra support? Student Hub Live can help!

EMA02: In this session we built on the information from session 1 and moved on to using that draft and editing it so that it meets the full requirements of your module. We looked at the expected structure as well as practicalities and how to recognise key words and relevant process words and other instructions. You should be able to go away from this session with a good idea about how to produce a well signposted EMA that will show your understanding of your module and study.

These sessions are open to all students, studying at all levels. If you were unable to join us, you can catch up at any time.

Average: 3.8 (5 votes)
Event Image: ‘Research, teaching and you’ from FASS

On Thursday 3 May the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) hosted a live and interactive event to highlight, explore and discuss some of the exciting research that takes place in FASS. Discussions included a variety of topics as well as how this research informs OU teaching and your learning.

We were joined by leading researchers from Art History, Criminology, Economics, Geography, History, Music, Politics, Psychology, and Religious Studies, where we discussed a range of topics including ‘Digital Mothering’ and relationships; how History, Religious Studies, Social Policy and Criminology investigate and reconstruct patterns and flows of ‘power’ and ‘belief’; how different people interact with objects, music, literature, and the Classical world through the Digital Humanities; and understanding how space, place and gender work to frame the relationships and behaviour between people, organisations and states.

Average: 4.5 (8 votes)

Are you ready for your EMA? Think you could do with little extra support? Student Hub Live can help!

EMA01: In this session we began looking at how to tackle EMAs and discussed how you should plan your work and go about making sure that you know what to do. We also addressed time management and made sure you appreciated the difference between a TMA and EMA and particularly the often greater marking implication that EMAs have. You should be able to go away from this session knowing the key things about how to plan and do a first draft of your EMA.

These sessions are open to all students, studying at all levels. If you were unable to join us, you can catch up at any time.

Average: 5 (2 votes)

From 10am to 8.30pm we will be welcoming students to their 2018 studies, covering a multitude of topics, with advice and tips at the centre of the discussion. We will be joined by guests from the OU and wider, giving you the opportunity to meet and interact with other OU students and our live guests, where you can ask questions and find out more about the Open University/your new modules. 

The programme will include: Careers; mental health & studying well; student support; working with your tutor; IT such as reporting any issues, forums, virtual learning environments (VLE), and electronic Tutor Marks Assignments (eTMAs); Library; OU Student Association (OUSA) and much more!

Average: 4.7 (15 votes)

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