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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

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Upcoming events

Live broadcast

Join us from 11am to 12pm

So you've signed up to study with the OU? You're likely to be very excited, but like anything new, there's lots to get your head around. The wonderful thing about the OU is that you will meet so many supportive people, not only your associate lecturer and other students, but everyone at the University who wants you to succeed in every way. At this event you’ll meet some of the Vice-Chancellor’s executive team, our Student Support Team, and hear first-hand how life changing OU study 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 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 2pm to 3pm

This session will introduce you to some of the key systems and sources of support that you have access to as an OU student. We'll give you some tips on navigating our virtual learning environment (VLE), and introduce you to our Computing Helpdesk, the Library Services team, Careers Service, Student Support Team and OU Students Association. Together they can help you achieve your dreams and reach your goals.

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  

A good academic writing style can demonstrate successful learning in higher education but isn't always thought of as a skill in its own right. We’ll outline the characteristics of good academic writing and explain how to develop your own approach. Get a tutor's take, as well as a student's viewpoint. 

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.

Live broadcast

Join us from 11am to 12pm  

Many students reach the end of their first module and say that they have developed confidence, but it is possible to feel confident in your learning from day one! In this session we talk to students, module chairs and associate lecturers about how the learning process is designed to enable you to develop your skills and work with feedback. Feeling confident can come from understanding what you need to develop, where you are succeeding, and realising that you can achieve things you might not have thought possible.

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. 

Live broadcast

Join us from 11pm to 12pm

Studying at University level involves certain skills, like referencing, and many new OU students haven't studied for a while, so this can feel daunting. But academic skills, like so many other skills, can be learned and in this session, we will help you think a little more critically than you may be used to about some of the material you will meet.

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. 

Live broadcast

Join us from 7pm to 8:30pm

Every good Freshers week has a social, and the OU is no exception - but this is a social with a difference! We'll share some ideas about looking after your mind and body during your studies and learn how movement can help you be a better you. We also hold our infamous ‘Wheel of ologies’ quiz where Team Home challenge our University staff teams (and are very likely to succeed in winning … again!).

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. 

Live broadcast

Join us from 11am to 12:30pm

The event will introduce the three Schools (Arts & Humanities, Psychology and Social Sciences and Global Studies) and will cover modules, content and how they're taught, followed by what students can do afterwards and an introduction to the qualifications. It will also include a session on Flexible Study Intensity (FSI) covering things to consider / be aware of, how to decide if full-time is best for each person and what to do if they find it's too much.

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  

 

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 are available here 24h prior the event.

Live broadcast

Join us from 11am to 12pm

This session will help you make a confident start to your Access module. We will explain how the module is organised, what to expect from your tutor and what assessment is all about. Access students nearing the end of their module will share their experiences and pass on lots of top tips and advice to help you. The module teams will also be on hand to answer questions. This session is designed to ensure you get your studies off to the best possible start and develop your confidence and understanding.

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 11am to 12pm  

 

This essay planning workshop focuses on formulating the best argument to address a set question. Aimed at students on Level 2 or 3 modules, it will focus on how to structure your argument and set out your points coherently. We will discuss the elevation of introductions, framing arguments and exploring effective conclusions that reveal how all the points you have made address the question. The workshop will also look at how to tackle more complex essays, such as comparisons and critical evaluations.

 

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  

A good academic writing style can demonstrate successful learning in higher education but isn't always thought of as a skill in its own right. We’ll outline the characteristics of good academic writing and explain how to develop your own approach. Get a tutor's take, as well as a student's viewpoint. 

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  

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. 

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  

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.

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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