Welcome to Student Hub Live

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.

Upcoming events

Study skills workshop
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Mar 06 Wed

Developing your essay writing (Intermediate)

Join us from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You have written your first essay or two and received some feedback but now you want to improve your essay writing skills. This is the workshop to help you take the next few steps.

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Study skills workshop
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Mar 13 Wed

Really understanding questions

Join us from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Do you struggle knowing what your assignment question is asking? Or have you received feedback that you ‘didn’t answer the question given’? Then this SHL workshop is for you!

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Study skills workshop
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Mar 19 Tue

Critical thinking (Introductory)

Join us from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

First of a 3-part series on this key academic skill. Learning as adults involves analysing/ dissecting information to construct personal views.

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Live broadcast
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Mar 21 Thu

Studying when you think differently (neurodiverse community)

Join us from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Come and consider how different ways of thinking can be useful and find ideas to embrace your uniqueness.

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Mar 26 Tue

Critical thinking (Intermediate)

Join us from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Second of a 3-part series. Building on the introductory workshop, this session goes into more depth about each of the tiers of critical thinking. 

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Study skills workshop
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Apr 09 Tue

Critical thinking (Advanced)

Join us from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Third of a 3-part series. Get logical with your critical thinking. Learn to dissect and map arguments, enhancing your critical thinking skills.

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Study skills workshop
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Apr 11 Thu

Memory and Learning: making the connections

Join us from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this session, we will show you how to boost your study time with essential strategies to help you become a more efficient learner.

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Study skills workshop
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Apr 16 Tue

Neurodiverse community/ neurodivergent students: planning to complete your module with success

Join us from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A look at ideas and methods to minimise stress and anxiety, as well as maximising effectiveness for end-of-module components.

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Connect LIVE
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Apr 18 Thu

Interpreting and using ideas and facts

Join us from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this Student Hub Live session we will be looking at how to write in your own words, use the module content, and back up your assertions.

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