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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 (3 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)

Good academic practice refers to the process of completing your academic work independently, honestly and in an appropriate academic style, using good referencing and acknowledging all of your sources. Achieving good academic practice involves: developing your own independent evaluation of academic issues; drawing upon research from academics in your field of study; discussing and evaluating existing concepts and theories; demonstrating your understanding of the key literature; developing your own arguments.

In this online interactive event from 10am to 3pm, we will touch upon all these elements, as well as considering some of the key study skills that you will need to master to progress successfully in your studies.

Average: 4.4 (17 votes)

Discuss what is (and is not!) working for you in terms of managing your study time at this interactive, online workshop. Consider your study goals and whether they are still realistic. There will be two workshop sessions - one for Access and Level 1 students (welcome at 18:45, start at 19:00) and one for Level 2 and 3 students (welcome at 20:15, start at 20:30).  The Adobe Connect Online Room can be accessed here.

Average: 4.6 (14 votes)

We will be joined by an international panel of visiting fellows (here for one month only!) to discuss key topical issues, giving different perspectives from Africa, Asia, Europe and the USA. Topics will include the effect of social media, what is the learning for organisations and management training and sustaining ethical business in an ever challenging political landscape.

Average: 4.8 (9 votes)
to access the live events
For details about watching events live click here. To view all previous events visit the events page.

See the calendar for dates of events below.

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