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Oct 1

Business and Law – (re)Freshers event

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 17:00 to 19:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Contact: Student Hub Live

Join Student Hub Live (SHL) for the Business and Law induction event on Tuesday 1 October from 5.00 to 7.00 pm. The sessions are designed for all new business and law students, particularly those on B100 or W101. However, if you are new to the OU, new to the Business or Law School, or just looking for some extra study advice, SHL have something for you too.

Oct 8

OUBS London Alumni Networking Informal Drop In

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:30

Champagne Charlie's, The Arches, 17 Villiers St, Charing Cross, London WC2N 6NG

Contact: Nicholas Pope

This is an informal event in a pub in Central London. Pop in for a quick drink or stay for longer. Friends and colleagues are welcome.

Student Hub Live - Understanding assessment

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 19:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Contact: Student Hub Live

One of the biggest mistakes tutors see students make is providing an insightful and well-constructed answer that isn’t related to the question being asked. In this interactive session SHL look at how to interpret assessment questions to avoid this.

Oct 17

Student Hub Live - Effective online communication skills

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Contact: Student Hub Live

Communicating online may be very familiar to many people but effective online communication is something that often needs work. What might be appropriate and understood in social media settings is unlikely to be appropriate in an academic setting.

Oct 23

Student Hub Live - Academic writing skills

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Contact: Student Hub Live

Writing academically demonstrates successful learning in higher education but it isn’t always thought of as a skill in its own right.  In this interactive session, Student Hub Live (SHL) will look at some of the key features of academic writing and explain how you can develop your academic writing skills. 

Oct 30

Student Hub Live - Critical thinking and writing

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Contact: Student Hub Live

Critical thinking is a key skill in higher education and involves evaluating and weighing up information as well as considering how well it explains a concept or is fit for purpose – and then writing about this. 

The benefits of developing your critical thinking and writing skills include being able to show why you have included something and demonstrating a good level of understanding.

Nov 12

Student Hub Live - Essay planning

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Contact: Student Hub Live

This workshop will focus on essay planning. It is aimed at those who may already be planning their writing but who may not be doing themselves justice with that planning.

Student Hub Live (SHL) will look at how to ensure the essay is aligned with what is being asked for and discuss ways to effectively organise essential information.

OUBS London Alumni Networking Informal Drop In

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:30

Champagne Charlie's, The Arches, 17 Villiers St, Charing Cross, London WC2N 6NG

Contact: Nicholas Pope

This is an informal event in a pub in Central London. Pop in for a quick drink or stay for longer. Friends and colleagues are welcome.

Nov 20

Student Hub Live - Essay writing

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Contact: Student Hub Live

This workshop builds on the essay-planning session (although attendance of that workshop is not a requirement) and will cover the drafting and editing process. 

Nov 27

Student Hub Live - Learning from your first assessment

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Contact: Student Hub Live

Whether you’ve completed your first or twenty-first assignment, it’s a good idea to reflect on what you did, and what you might do differently next time.

Primarily aimed at Access and Level 1 students, this interactive workshop will look at how you planned and completed your assignment as well as how to take on board and make the most of feedback. 

Dec 13

Open Impact Conference

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 09:00 to Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 14:00

Hotel Africana - Kampala, Uganda

Contact: Open Impact Event Organisers

The conference will be a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Open University; an appreciation of the achievements of the University on the continent in the last 50 years, in partnership with leading institutions like Makerere University; and an opportunity to co-create a strategic vision for the next 50 years.