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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

Creative note-taking - 07 Jul 2022

Share your tips for effective note-taking and discover new techniques to help you process, evaluate and recall important study material. 

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Upcoming events

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.

Study skills workshop

Join us from 11am to 12pm  

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. 

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.

Catch up

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.

Live broadcast

Join us from 11.00am to 12.00pm

Find out more about how research and scholarship activities conducted across The OU feed into your studies to further enrich your learning and knowledge. 
 
The OU’s teaching and learning is designed as academically rigorous, informed by our research. Feedback from students shows many want to find out more about how this happens and how they can get involved. In this session you will hear directly from OU researchers and students about how they work together to enhance the university’s teaching and its learning materials. You will also find out how you can participate. 
 
You will learn more about how our scholarship activities - research into teaching and learning at the OU - work and our university-wide plans. You will also hear from students and researchers on projects related to wellbeing and also about courses related to children and young people. 

 

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

Have you ever been asked to write about someone else’s theory in your own words, and felt that you could never express it quite as well as the author themselves? Will a large quotation do…? What does the theory actually mean, and why might it matter? So often we meet a theory or concept and are asked to do something with it; perhaps to write a comparison or to discuss the extent to which it supports another idea. The key challenge in creating arguments based on other people’s ideas is understanding what they mean, followed by identifying which parts relate to the argument and therefore need to be included. All of this requires confidence in understanding and articulating, and in this SHL workshop we discuss how to deconstruct ideas in order to apply them to questions. We will also cover how to represent someone else’s writing 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.

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