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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

Managing my time – 25th January 2022

Time management is the most common challenge for OU students, who are often juggling other responsibilities alongside their studies. In this workshop we’ll teach techniques and frameworks to help you plan your workload more effectively. You’ll also have an opportunity to discuss life and study hacks with fellow students in small groups.

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Upcoming events

Study skills workshop

Join us from 11am to 12pm  

Time management is the most common challenge for OU students, who are often juggling other responsibilities alongside their studies. In this workshop we’ll teach techniques and frameworks to help you plan your workload more effectively. You’ll also have an opportunity to discuss life and study hacks with fellow students in small groups.

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 are available here 24h prior the event.

Study skills workshop

Join us from 11am to 12pm  

Are you a keen note-taker or does the idea fill you with dread? Do you have stacks of highlighted notes that you never look at, or perhaps no idea what ‘good’ notes should look like in the first place? Note-taking is a key skill that helps us make sense of material, digest it and critically evaluate it, and also remember key points for exams or future use. Yet there is no ‘right’ way to take notes, and at this workshop we will show and share different styles of note-taking. If you would like to develop your own style, and perhaps share some of the note-taking techniques you have used, this workshop is for you. We have a special guest, Jay Rixon, who had to develop her own way of note-taking – her ideas are inspirational and fun. 

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 are available here 24h prior the event.

Live broadcast

Join us from 11am to 12pm

Every good Fresher’s event has some sort of orientation activities for new students, and the OU is no exception. Come and ‘virtually’ meet other students whilst we share hints and tips to help you find your way around OU resources and become a successful learner. You’ll have the chance to interact with other students in a fun and informal way via the chat box, and get a feel for what it’s like to be part of the OU 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  

Communicating in an academic environment takes some getting used to. We identify the unique traits of academic communication and offer tips to help you avoid misunderstandings. There will be a focus on online and distance communication, designed to help maximise your effectiveness when interacting with peers, tutors and others within the University. 

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 are available here 24h prior the event.

Study skills workshop

Join us from 11am to 12pm  

This workshop for Access and Level 1 students or those writing essays for the first time (or the first time in years!) covers the basics of drafting and editing essays. We will focus on how to prepare an essay plan, using each reference effectively. The workshop will introduce tone of voice, writing objectively, and how to differentiate between evidence taken from the module materials and your own ideas when answering an essay question.  

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 are available here 24h prior the event.

Study skills workshop

Join us from 11am to 12pm  

This workshop for Access and Level 1 students or those writing essays for the first time (or the first time in years!) covers the basics of drafting and editing essays. We will focus on how to prepare an essay plan, using each reference effectively. The workshop will introduce tone of voice, writing objectively, and how to differentiate between evidence taken from the module materials and your own ideas when answering an essay question.  

Registration to events will usually open 3 weeks in advance of the event date.

 

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 are available here 24h prior the event.

Study skills workshop

Join us from 11am to 12pm  

This workshop is aimed at Level 2 and 3 students who have written essays and want to improve the quality of their work. We will explore how to use references and determine the level of detail required to develop an economical but effective argument. We will discuss how to remove superfluous material, tightly edit your work, and ensure that there is clarity and cohesion from the outset. It is helpful (but not essential) to attend or watch the ‘Introduction to essay writing (beginners)’ workshop before attending.  

Registration to events will usually open 3 weeks in advance of the event date.

 

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 are available here 24h prior the event.

Catch up

Study skills workshop

Join us from 11am to 12pm  

Learn how students learn at the OU! We'll show you around our virtual learning environment and take you through the important online resources you’ll have access to, to support you on your study journey. We will also show you how to use forums to connect with your tutor group and other students and briefly explain how to submit and receive your assignments. Your module study planner is a useful resource for planning your weekly workload; in small groups we will talk through how to put it to good use. As well as familiarising you with the systems and processes you will encounter during your study journey, this session will be an opportunity to meet other students. 

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 are available here 24h prior the event.

Study skills workshop

Join us from 7pm to 8pm  

This workshop builds on the introductory workshop and is aimed mainly at Level 2 and 3 students. We will take a deeper look at critically analysing source material and identifying the most important elements for any argument or answer. The focus is on being critical in context, evaluating different approaches and being able to put them in perspective. 

All spaces for this workshop have been reserved but you can watch it on catch-up later.

 

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 are available here 24h prior the event.

Study skills workshop

Join us from 11am to 12pm  

Aimed at Access and Level 1 students or those who are new to critical thinking and writing, this workshop covers the basics: we will look at how to use module information, taking it apart to understand the key themes for yourself, independently of the guidance you are given. We then move on to writing critically, identifying relevant information, and presenting it objectively in your own words.  

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 are available here 24h prior the event.

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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