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Live broadcast

Join us from 11am to 2pm

The pandemic and the enforced lockdowns have presented business with a myriad of challenges which have both legal and ethical implications. This session is designed for both Business and Law students of all levels to explore these wide-reaching ramifications with participating students invited to reflect on their own experience of adapting to a changed working environment. Engaging with legal and business experts to examine the issues and demands of how we work in the ‘new normal’ will scope the current landscape including addressing the ethics and legality of vaccines for work. The session will close with a look forward to the post-pandemic world. How do the business and law sectors navigate the challenges ahead?  

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 1:30pm to 5pm

Have you considered how researchers make sense of the social world and try to improve societies?  Or perhaps you’ve been thinking about what it means to be a digital society?  Do you want to know how economists can contribute to understanding global challenges and contribute to the development of innovative and sustainable solutions?  Do you want to understand how research feeds into the modules that you’re studying, or have you perhaps wondered what career opportunities there are in criminology?  For answers to these questions and more, join us for the Exploring the Social and the Global:  New Curriculum in SSGS event on 15 June 2021. 

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 12pm to 2pm

Whether you are an OU student or a member of staff, we care about the caring work you are doing. This online event will fill you in on the support that is available from the OU and you will hear from people who have balanced caring responsibilities with their OU work. We know that it is important for carers to talk to others who understand some of the challenges and so there will be an opportunity to share experiences in small groups. We will also suggest mindfulness and meditation strategies that you can enjoy during the event and take away. Many people care for others, and often do so in an unofficial capacity, so if you are caring for anyone else this is the event for you.

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 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Every student who decides to start an Access module, who submits an assignment, gets over an obstacle or makes it to the end of the module, deserves recognition. This session will celebrate Access students’ achievements and discuss some ways to make sticking with study, even in challenging times, just that little bit easier. There will be awards for ‘best pet study buddy’ and ‘best use of a highlighter’, amongst others. Come along for some fun and to receive recognition that what you are doing is worth celebrating. You might even pick up some new study tips!

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

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 10am to 11am

This past year has taught us many things, one of which is that in order to solve some of our big issues we need to look at them from a variety of viewpoints. We need to approach problems from different directions, through the lens of different subjects and discipline areas. How can we tackle key topics such as health and technology, food security and sustainability, the rise of online delivery and the impact on the environment, the importance now more than ever of the arts and their impact on wellbeing?

Join the Open Programme team at 10am on the 24 May as they tackle tricky topics in a fun and informal way and take part in a lively discussion and debate. We look forward to having the Student Hub Live audience share their thoughts and perspectives on these big questions.

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

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 1pm to 2pm  

This workshop will cover practical aspects of exam revision, as well as how to mentally prepare to ensure you deliver on the day. Just as athletes take a layered approach to preparing for critical races, psychology, skills and time management all play their part in maximising your exam performance.

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 12pm to 1pm  

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 12pm to 1pm  

End-of-module assessments (EMAs) are important both because of the marks they attract and as a final piece of work that allows you to exhibit your comprehension of a completed module. In this interactive workshop we will look at how EMAs differ from TMAs and how to demonstrate your understanding at an appropriate level of detail.

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 12pm to 1pm

Whether this is your first or 12th end of module assessment, pulling together a years’ worth of work can be a little daunting. End of module assessments can be more challenging than tutor marked assignments because of the scope of the content as well as the complexity of the task. In this broadcast we discuss how to work with key themes and concepts and how to balance breadth and depth of discussion. We’ll also think about how to plan your time effectively as you work on either a prepared end of module assessment or for an exam. Join members of staff and other students to make a plan and pick up some new ideas to apply to your study.

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

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 12pm to 1pm 

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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