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What is the Student Hub Live?

What is the Student Hub Live?
Adobe Connect 2020

Study Skills development workshop delivered in Adobe Connect online room

Welcome to Student Hub Live, a series of live, online and interactive events open to everyone at The Open University. We produce a range of activities designed to support all OU students in their studies and facilitate academic community. Visit our About page to find out more about what kinds of events we run, and how you can join them using your device of choice.

All SHL events are recorded and available to view the following day. Head to Event catch-ups and click on the study skills workshop or broadcast that you would like to view, then scroll down for a link to the recording.

Highlights

(re)Freshers Week | Friday Night Social - 23 Sep 2022

Join us from 7.00pm to 8.00pm

To round off our freshers events we want to have a little fun … it is Friday night after all!

We are going to be looking at hobbies and how they can really help to keep you going when studying, as well as giving you an outlet! Study buddies are a Student Hub Live favourite, especially the four-legged varieties, and we will be meeting some of them too. We will be looking for lots of sharing of ideas from you too – so, if you’re a baker, send us a photo of your creations and, if you make other things, please share them too!

Study buddy photos are always welcome. Rumour has it we may even have a guest knight in shining armour!

Upcoming events

Live broadcast

Join us from 11.00am to 12.30pm

Get to know the friendly and vibrant community that is the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Learn about our three schools, who we are and what we do. Find out what’s interesting and different about studying in the nations. Find out about student support, making sure that student voices are heard and how to be a part of the student community.  

To attend this event, book your space here

Study skills workshop
a laptop with writing on the screen

Join us from 11am to 12pm  

What are the main characteristics of great academic writing? In this workshop you’ll learn about the main aspects of effective academic writing. You will also gain insight on how to develop an approach that is unique to you while also meeting the academic requirements. With input from tutors and students you’ll leave with a better understanding of what makes good writing great.  

To attend this event, book your space here

How to access the live event? 
If you have already booked your place through Eventbrite, you will have received an email which contains the link to the Adobe Connect room where the session takes place. You may need to scroll down the email to find the link!  If you don’t find the email in your inbox, please check your spam folder. 

After the event, you can watch the recording here (click on 'view previous recordings' button). The group work and plenary are not recorded. The slides for the event will be available here 24h before the event starts.

Study skills workshop

Join us from 11am to 12pm  

Writing complete and effective essays requires careful planning. This workshop, aimed at Access and Level 1 students, introduces the planning and writing process. We will discuss the structure and key components of an essay, and you’ll learn how to include these elements in your plan. Examples of plans will be showcased, and we’ll show you how to scope and order your material. You’ll also learn how to plan your paragraphs so that each one addresses a key element of your essay and builds towards a coherent argument. 

To attend this event, book your space here

How to access the live event? 
If you have already booked your place through Eventbrite, you will have received an email which contains the link to the Adobe Connect room where the session takes place. You may need to scroll down the email to find the link!  If you don’t find the email in your inbox, please check your spam folder. 

After the event, you can watch the recording here (click on 'view previous recordings' button). The group work and plenary are not recorded. The slides for the event will be available here 24h before the event starts.

Study skills workshop
Page with writing, and fountain pen, title & date of event: Developing your essay planning (Intermediate) 12 Oct 2022

Join us from 11am to 12pm  

“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, not the goal.” Find out how to use effective planning to formulate the best argument to address a set question, structure your points coherently, write effective introductions and conclusions.

To attend this event, book your space here

How to access the live event? 
If you have already booked your place through Eventbrite, you will have received an email which contains the link to the Adobe Connect room where the session takes place. You may need to scroll down the email to find the link!  If you don’t find the email in your inbox, please check your spam folder. 

After the event, you can watch the recording here (click on 'view previous recordings' button). The group work and plenary are not recorded. The slides for the event will be available here 24h before the event starts.

Study skills workshop
Female figure studying with a laptop, and event title and date as follows: Introduction to essay writing (Beginners)  18 Oct 2022

Join us from 11am to 12pm

Are you new to essay writing or coming back to it after a long time? This is the workshop for you to get your feet started on the right path.

To attend this event, book your space here

How to access the live event? 
If you have already booked your place through Eventbrite, you will have received an email which contains the link to the Adobe Connect room where the session takes place. You may need to scroll down the email to find the link!  If you don’t find the email in your inbox, please check your spam folder. 

After the event, you can watch the recording here (click on 'view previous recordings' button). The group work and plenary are not recorded. The slides for the event will be available here 24h before the event starts.

Study skills workshop
Picture of a computer with event title and date of Mastering essay planning (Advanced)

Join us from 11am to 12pm  

“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” Dwight D. Eisenhower. Planning is not something you just do it is a skill you develop. This workshop will help you to take your essay planning to the next level.

To attend this event, book your space here

How to access the live event? 
If you have already booked your place through Eventbrite, you will have received an email which contains the link to the Adobe Connect room where the session takes place. You may need to scroll down the email to find the link!  If you don’t find the email in your inbox, please check your spam folder. 

After the event, you can watch the recording here (click on 'view previous recordings' button). The group work and plenary are not recorded. The slides for the event will be available here 24h before the event starts.

Live broadcast
2 people rejoicing on top of a mountain, with sunset in the background

Join us from 11.00am to 12.00pm

In this special Student Hub Live broadcast with examples from students in the Schools of ‘Languages and Applied Linguistics’ and ‘Health, Wellbeing and Social Care’, we will look at what resilience really means and talk to people who know what those challenges and difficulties can be.

To attend this event, book your space here

How to access the live event?  
On the day of the event sign in at  
http://studenthublive.open.ac.uk and click ‘Join us live’ button on the top right-hand side of the SHL site. This button appears 30 min prior to the start of the broadcast. 

After the event, you can watch the recording by clicking on the playlist icon(s) that will appear on this page within 10 days after the event.

Live broadcast
People looking at a computer screen

Join us from 11am to 12 noon

FBL Study Skills Showcase – join our Student Hub Live session to learn why certain study skills are essential for success on your degree and beyond.

 

How to access the live event?  
On the day of the event sign in at  http://studenthublive.open.ac.uk and click ‘Join us live’ button on the top right-hand side of the SHL site. This button appears 30 min prior to the start of the broadcast. 

After the event, you can watch the recording by accessing the event page (via the PROGRAMME button below), and clicking on the playlist icon below the event description, or on our Youtube channel. Recordings are generally available for viewing 10 days after the event. 

Catch up

Live broadcast

Join us from 7.00pm to 8.00pm

To round off our freshers events we want to have a little fun … it is Friday night after all!

We are going to be looking at hobbies and how they can really help to keep you going when studying, as well as giving you an outlet! Study buddies are a Student Hub Live favourite, especially the four-legged varieties, and we will be meeting some of them too. We will be looking for lots of sharing of ideas from you too – so, if you’re a baker, send us a photo of your creations and, if you make other things, please share them too!

Study buddy photos are always welcome. Rumour has it we may even have a guest knight in shining armour!

 

How to access the live event?  
On the day of the event sign in at  http://studenthublive.open.ac.uk and click ‘Join us live’ button on the top right-hand side of the SHL site. This button appears 30 min prior to the start of the broadcast. 

After the event, you can watch the recording by accessing the event page (via the PROGRAMME button below), and clicking on the playlist icon below the event description, or on our Youtube channel. Recordings are generally available for viewing 10 days after the event. 

Live broadcast

Join us from 11.00am to 12.00pm

Got the post-its? Got the highlighters? Got the whiteboard? No? Don’t worry – the stationery fun will come in time. In the meantime, how about we give you some key tips on how to be the best academic learner you can be? Sounds good? Great!

At Student Hub Live we are passionate about sharing tips and ideas about being effective students and in this special freshers session we’ll look at ways of boosting your confidence and getting off to a brilliant start. There will be lots of ideas shared to help you feel part of your new student community.

To attend this event, book your space here

How to access the live event?  
On the day of the event sign in at  http://studenthublive.open.ac.uk and click ‘Join us live’ button on the top right-hand side of the SHL site. This button appears 30 min prior to the start of the broadcast. 

After the event, you can watch the recording by accessing the event page (via the PROGRAMME button below), and clicking on the playlist icon below the event description, or on our Youtube channel. Recordings are generally available for viewing 10 days after the event. 

Study skills workshop

Join us from 7pm to 8pm  

What are the main characteristics of great academic writing? In this workshop you’ll learn about the main aspects of effective academic writing. You will also gain insight on how to develop an approach that is unique to you while also meeting the academic requirements. With input from tutors and students you’ll leave with a better understanding of what makes good writing great.  

To attend this event, book your space here

How to access the live event? 
If you have already booked your place through Eventbrite, you will have received an email which contains the link to the Adobe Connect room where the session takes place. You may need to scroll down the email to find the link!  If you don’t find the email in your inbox, please check your spam folder. 

After the event, you can watch the recording here (click on 'view previous recordings' button). The group work and plenary are not recorded. The slides for the event will be available here 24h before the event starts.

to access the live events
Visit the events page or our YouTube channel to view all previous events.

View upcoming events

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