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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

At-a-glance upcoming events schedule
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Quick links, check availability now! 

31-Jan @7pm Applying other people's ideas

1-Feb @11am (re)Freshers | Welcome to the OU

2-Feb @7pm (re)Freshers | Thursday night social

7-Feb @7pm Intro to essay planning (L1/ Access)

14-Feb @7pm Developing essay planning (L2/ L3)

If the event you want has reached capacity, you can go on the waiting list through the above links. There are normally last minute cancellations/ availability.

These individual live sessions are repeated approximately every 6 months.

Tickets are available to book 3 weeks before the event, and you can set yourself a reminder through Eventbrite 6 weeks before. 

(Scroll down the page for full event details, or for guidance on how to watch the recordings after)

Upcoming events

Study skills workshop
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Join us from 7pm to 8pm  

Find out how to understand, deconstruct and articulate other people’s ideas, and how to use them to answer questions or arguments in your own work.

How to access the live workshop: 
1. Book your ticket 
HERE

2. Use the link in the email sent to you from Eventbrite to access the Adobe Connect room 

(You may need to scroll down the email to find the link)

3. Check your spam/ junk if you can't find the email


After the event, you can watch the recording HERE  (click on 'view previous recordings' button). 

Live broadcast
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Join us from 11am to 12.45pm

Discover the key systems and sources of support that will help you achieve your dreams and reach your goals as an OU student.

How to join the live event:  

1. Book your ticket HERE

2. Before the event, sign in: SHL Website 

3. Click the ‘Join us live’ button on top/ right of SHL Website main-page. This only appears 30 min before the event is due to begin!

The recording of the live session will be uploaded within 10 days after close of the event. Access by clicking on the 'play' icon thumbnails that will appear above this section or find on our SHL YouTube channel.

Live broadcast
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Join us from 7pm - 8pm

Get ready for our Freshers week social evening! Join Rob and Jacob in the ‘SHack of Laughs’ (not to be confused with a similarly named BBC2 quiz show).  Find out about the SHL Team, get your brain working, and get that sense of what it’s like to be part of the OU family!

1. Book your ticket HERE

2. Before the event, sign in: SHL Website 

3. Click the ‘Join us live’ button on top/ right of SHL Website main-page. This only appears 30 min before the event is due to begin!

The recording of the live session will be uploaded within 10 days after close of the event. Access by clicking on the 'play' icon thumbnails that will appear above this section or find on our SHL YouTube channel.

Study skills workshop
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Join us from 7pm - 8pm 

Learn how to organise essential information effectively and structure essays to ensure that they align with the essay question. 

How to access the live workshop:  

1. Book your ticket HERE

2. Use the link in the email sent to you from Eventbrite to access the Adobe Connect room 

(You may need to scroll down the email to find the link)

3. Check your spam/ junk if you can't find the email

After the event, you can watch the recording HERE (click on 'view previous recordings' button). 

Study skills workshop
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Join us from 7pm - 8pm 

“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.


How to access the live workshop:  

1. Book your ticket HERE 

2. Use the link in the email sent to you from Eventbrite to access the Adobe Connect room 

(You may need to scroll down the email to find the link)

3. Check your spam/ junk if you can't find the email


After the event, you can watch the recording HERE  (click on 'view previous recordings' button). 

Study skills workshop
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Join us from 7pm-8pm

“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.

How to join the workshop:  

1. Book your ticket HERE - (Booking opens 31st January) 

2. Use the link in the email sent to you from Eventbrite to access the Adobe Connect room (You may need to scroll down the email to find the link)

3. Check your spam/ junk if you can't find the email

After the event, you can watch the recording HERE (click on 'view previous recordings' button). Any plenary/ group work is not recorded.

Study skills workshop
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Join us from 11am to 12.00pm

Balancing a role as a carer and studying can be challenging. This session will help carers find out what support might be available in their local area and what support is available from the OU, with a focus on wellbeing.

How to access the live workshop: 

1. Book your ticket HERE - (booking opens 2nd Feb) 

2. Use the link in the email sent to you from Eventbrite to access the Adobe Connect room (You may need to scroll down the email to find the link)

3. Check your spam/ junk if you can't find the email


After the event, you can watch the recording HERE  (click on 'view previous recordings' button). 

Study skills workshop
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Join us from 7pm to 8pm  

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.

How to access the live workshop:

1. Book your ticket HERE - (booking opens 7th Feb)

2. Use the link in the email sent to you from Eventbrite to access the Adobe Connect room (You may need to scroll down the email to find the link)

3. Check your spam/ junk if you can't find the email

After the event, you can watch the recording HERE  (click on 'view previous recordings' button). 

Study skills workshop
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Join us from 7pm to 8pm  

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.

How to access the live workshop:

1. Book your ticket HERE - (booking opens 14th Feb)

2. Use the link in the email sent to you from Eventbrite to access the Adobe Connect room (You may need to scroll down the email to find the link)

3. Check your spam/ junk if you can't find the email

After the event, you can watch the recording HERE  (click on 'view previous recordings' button). 

Study skills workshop
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Join us from 7pm to 8pm  

You have quite a few essays under your belt now and your marks are good but you know you can do better. You want to polish that essay and squeeze every last mark out of it. This workshop will help you gain some of those elusive hidden marks.

How to access the live workshop: 
1. Book your ticket 
HERE (booking opens 21st Feb) 

2. Use the link in the email sent to you from Eventbrite to access the Adobe Connect room (You may need to scroll down the email to find the link)

3. Check your spam/ junk if you can't find the email


After the event, you can watch the recording HERE  (click on 'view previous recordings' button). 

Study skills workshop
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Join us from 11am - 12 noon 

Critical thinking is a key academic skill – the benefits of developing your critical thinking and writing skills include being able to show why you have referenced something and demonstrating a robust level of understanding. Learn how to do it!  

How to access the live workshop: 

1. Book your ticket HERE (booking opens 28th Feb)

2. Use the link in the email sent to you from Eventbrite to access the Adobe Connect room 

(You may need to scroll down the email to find the link)

3. Check your spam/ junk if you can't find the email


After the event, you can watch the recording HERE  (click on 'view previous recordings' button). 

Live broadcast
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Join us from 11am to 12noon

Neurodiversity – your hidden superpower? Come and join this Student Hub Live broadcast and find ideas on how to build that superpower!

How to join the live event:

1. Book your ticket HERE

2. Before the event, sign in: SHL Website 

3. Click the ‘Join us live’ button on top/ right of SHL Website main-page. This only appears 30 min before the event is due to begin!

The recording of the live session will be uploaded within 10 days after close of the event. Access by clicking on the 'play' icon thumbnails that will appear above this section or find on our SHL YouTube channel.

Catch up

Study skills workshop
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Can you explain your ideas in terms your peers and tutors understand? Improve your academic communication in this interactive workshop, designed to help you maximise your potential. 


After the event, you can watch the recording HERE (click on 'view previous recordings' button)

The slides for the event will be available HERE

Live broadcast
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We all hear the term ‘well-being’, and are encouraged to look after our mental and physical health. But what is the best way to do this? Find out in this special Student Hub Live event.


The recording of the live session will be uploaded within 10 days after close of the event. Access by clicking on the 'play' icon thumbnails that will appear above this section or find on our SHL YouTube channel.

Study skills workshop
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Learn how to learn at the OU! We’ll show you around our virtual learning environment and highlight important resources and processes, like how to submit and receive assignments. Meet other students, find out how to use forums to connect with your tutor group and learn how to plan your workload using your module study planner.


After the event, you can watch the recording HERE  (click on 'view previous recordings' button). 

The slides for the event are available HERE

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

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