Programme - SHL Olympics Special 2016

Wednesday, October 1st

12:00Opening address
Belinda Tynan, Liz Marr and Martin Bean
12:30PodMag
Interactive online quiz Dave Middleton and Karen Foley
12:45Being new to the OU and getting involved
Ben Tamplin
13:00Procrastination
HJ
13:30The Open Programme: building your own degree
Helen Cooke and Peter Taylor
14:00Taking the ‘distance’ out of distance learning – part one
Rachel MacLeod
14:30Media to learn with: debating the past, present and future of the OU's use of media in distance learning
Joe Smith
15:00Q & A from faculties - FELS
Jess Pinchbeck
15:30OU Students Association
Jess Smith and Nik Morris
16:00The Break
Dave Middleton and Karen Foley
18:00PodMag on the couch - summary of the day
Interactive online quiz Dave Middleton and Karen Foley
18:30Dean's Quiz
Interactive online quiz Bridget Scanlon, David Rothery, HJ, Non Scantlebury, Rachel MacLeod, Sharon Davis and Victoria Pearson
19:30The Big Conversation: People and technology
Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Chris High and Susanne Schwenzer
12:30PodMag
Interactive online quiz Dave Middleton and Karen Foley

Thursday, October 2nd

Wednesday, October 1st

Thursday, October 2nd

Tuesday, February 3rd

Wednesday, February 4th

Thursday, February 5th

Tuesday, June 16th

12:00Welcome to the OU and the Open Programme
Meet VCE, the leadership team for the University, and find out about the Open Programme
Belinda Tynan, Kate Booth, Liz Marr, Musa Mihsein, Peter Horrocks and Peter Taylor
13:00Digital literacy for study
The first of three sessions about digital literacy. This session focuses on study
Rachel MacLeod and Wendy Mears
13:25Philosophy café
Chat with others about a moral dilemma
13:35Improving Identification Evidence Using The Mystery Man
Find out how Psychology is working on techniques for effective witness identification
Catriona Havard
14:05Music And Disabilities
We all know that music has an effect on us, but how do people with disabilities use music to enhance wellbeing?
Andy Perratt and Cherry Day
14:35Advantages (and disadvantages) to a multi-subject degree: A view from the higher education sector
Hear from other Universities how multi-disciplinary degrees offer flexibility for employment
Helen Cooke, Ida Kemp, Mike Dobson and Penny Robinson
15:00Closing Comments
Summing up the days discussions and highlighting what’s next!
Karen Foley
18:00Show And Tell
Things you didn’t expect to see at the Open University – find out about the latest gadgets, apps, and approaches!
Cherry Day, Monica Grady, Rose Capdevila and Susie West
18:45Chat Show With Guests
Find out what’s happening at the OU in this chat show format
Emma-Jayne Graham, Gerry Mooney, Kesi Mahendran and Sheila Peace
19:15Big Conversation: Ethics
Can ethics be taught? Can we apply reason to ethics? What about Free speech? In health, what ethical considerations are there when freedom of choice is limited? Discuss these issues and hear what our panellists from Philosophy, Business & Law and Health & Social care.
Alex Barber, Sheila Peace and Terry O'Sullivan
15:00Closing Comments
Summing up the days discussions and highlighting what’s next!
Karen Foley

Wednesday, June 17th

12:00Student Q&A
Your chance to ask questions to the new Vice Chancellor and Director of students
Keith Zimmerman and Peter Horrocks
12:30The Magic Of Oxygen
Chemistry demonstration about the magic of oxygen
Mike Batham and Rob Janes
13:00Food Banks
Inequality, poverty and foodbanks – a growing phenomenon. What are some of the issues here and can academics impact on social change?
Andy Perratt, Gerry Mooney, HJ and Matt Staples

Tuesday, June 16th

13:25Philosophy café
Chat with others about a moral dilemma

Wednesday, June 17th

13:30Careers Question Time
The OU careers service can help with lots of advice, guidance and practical ways to navigate career changes. Find out more in this session
Ellen Cocking, Lynne Johnson and Rebecca Fielding
14:00Digital literacy for work
The second of three sessions about digital literacy – this time for work
Cathy Toth and Christine Tucker
14:30Do boys need male role models? Researching young masculinity
Identity is a fascinating subject. Find out about Martin's qualitative research in this area.
Martin Robb

Tuesday, June 16th

15:00Closing Comments
Summing up the days discussions and highlighting what’s next!
Karen Foley

Wednesday, June 17th

18:00Game Show: Wheel Of Ologies
Ontology, Epistemology, …Ningology? Play this interactive multi-choice general knowledge game alongside the studio panel
Interactive online quiz
18:45Chat Show With Guests
Find out what’s happening at the OU in this chat show format
Derek Neale, Hazel Johnson, Julius Mugwagwa and Nik Winchester
19:15Big Conversation: Language and Literacies: identity and creativity
How do we use language and literacy to communicate? Join this discussion with panellists from FELS and Arts
Barbara Mayor, Derek Neale, Fiona Doloughan and Mike Solly

Tuesday, June 16th

15:00Closing Comments
Summing up the days discussions and highlighting what’s next!
Karen Foley

Thursday, June 18th

12:00Show And Tell
Showing things that you may not know the university is involved with!
Jenny Bond, Martin Thirkettle and Vikki Haley
12:30OU Alumni: I did it, you can too
Hear how other OU students have navigated their Open Degrees… Ask questions and learn from their experience
James Grocutt, Morag Storrar, Philip Cooper and Sarah Grocutt
13:00Digital literacy for life
In this final library session we look at digital literacy for life.
Andy Perratt and Helen Clough

Tuesday, June 16th

13:25Philosophy café
Chat with others about a moral dilemma

Thursday, June 18th

13:30Serial Killers
What are some of the explanations for serial killing, and what could motivate someone to do this? Why are we interested in it, and do the media hype the subject. Take the survey and participate in this student led session
Andy Perratt, Fred Toates and Rachel MacLeod
14:00Silent Witness - Investigating Domestic Homicides And Motives For Murder
Explore what can be learnt from reviews into domestic homicides and the circumstances and motives around the murders.
Louise Westmarland
14:30Q&A: Student Support Team
Your Student Support team can give so much help in your studies – find out what’s on offer and ask any question in this session!
Ceri Philips, Denise Bates and Peter Taylor
15:00Why languages matter and why they matter to you?
Hear about why languages add to your Open Degree portfolio and can help you stand out from the crowd where it matters.
Klaus-Dieter Rossade

Tuesday, June 16th

15:00Closing Comments
Summing up the days discussions and highlighting what’s next!
Karen Foley

Wednesday, June 17th

18:00Game Show: Wheel Of Ologies
Ontology, Epistemology, …Ningology? Play this interactive multi-choice general knowledge game alongside the studio panel
Interactive online quiz

Thursday, June 18th

18:45Big Conversation: International Research
Find out about some of the research that academics are carrying out abroad. What are some of the challenges, and how can this impact on what is then offered to students?
Denise Whitelock, John Oates and Peter Taylor

Tuesday, June 16th

15:00Closing Comments
Summing up the days discussions and highlighting what’s next!
Karen Foley

Wednesday, September 30th

Tuesday, February 2nd

11:00Welcome to The Open University
Belinda Tynan, Liz Marr and Richard Brown
11:30Have you heard...?
Cindy Kerawalla and Kevin Mayles
12:00Deciding what to trust online
Katherine Moore and Wendy Chalmers
12:30Mindset and maths
Katie Chicot and Sally Crighton
12:30Mindset
Katie Chicot and Sally Crighton
13:00Language learning – Chinese language and culture
Kan Qian and Klaus-Dieter Rossade
13:30Q&A
Deborah Peat, Liz Marr and Pat Atkins
14:00The importance of the Student Voice
Cherry Day and Mary Kellett
14:30Maths challenges
Katie Chicot and Sally Crighton
16:45In conversation with Peter Horrocks
Peter Horrocks
17:10In conversation with Kevin Hetherington
Kevin Hetherington
17:25Disabled students - Accessibility and the OU
Cherry Day and Deborah Peat
18:00Wheel of Ologies
Interactive online quiz David Rothery, Felicity Fletcher-Campbell , Liz Marr, Pat Atkins, Rachel MacLeod, Sam Dick and Victoria Pearson

Wednesday, February 3rd

Friday, June 10th

11:00Opening and welcome
Karen Foley, Kim Woods and Richard Brown
11:30Course choice and studying the Arts
Kim Woods and Siobhan Flint
11:30Course choice and studying the Arts
Karen Foley
12:00Inside Music
Robert Samuels
12:30Introducing Religions
Graham Harvey, John Maiden and Paul-Francois Tremlett
13:00Library - Managing your digital media to support your studies
Helen Clough and Nicola Beer
13:30English and creative writing
Alex Tickell and Fiona Doloughan
13:30Creative Writing
Ed Hogan, Fiona Doloughan, Henry Stead , Karen Littleton and Nicky Harlow
14:00Studying English
Alex Tickell
14:30A223 Early modern Europe
Deborah Brunton and Gemma Allen
15:00Careers: Identifying skills from the Arts and employability
Siobhan Flint
15:30Inside Music: replay
Robert Samuels
15:55Introducing Religions: replay
Graham Harvey, John Maiden and Paul-Francois Tremlett
16:20A223 Early modern Europe: replay
Deborah Brunton and Gemma Allen
16:45English and creative writing: replay
Alex Tickell and Fiona Doloughan
18:00Is it, is it not, or "that would be an ecumenical matter"?
Interactive online quiz Derek Sheills, HJ, Jacquie Green, Liz Marr, Matthew Culnane, Sally Storr and Sara Haslam
19:00Resilience and disappointment
Sally Storr
19:40Lucky Dip
Interactive online quiz Jessica Hughes and Robert Samuels
20:10Why is the past important?
Nicola Watson and Paul Lawrence
20:40Close
Karen Foley

Saturday, June 11th

11:00Introduction to day 2 and student discussion
Karen Foley
11:30Library resources for Arts
Katherine Moore and Wendy Chalmers
12:00Philosophy
Derek Matravers and Sean Cordell
12:30Why study classics?
Henry Stead and Jessica Hughes
13:15Skills session: going from level 1 to 2 - what's different?
Jeff Horner and Karen Foley
13:45Art and visual culture
Angeliki Lymberopoulou and Kim Woods
14:15Solid foundations
Janet Dickinson and Karen Foley
14:45Why study the Arts?
John Butcher, Kim Woods and Peter Horrocks
17:20Philosophy: replay
Derek Matravers and Sean Cordell
18:00Is it, is it not, or "that would be an ecumenical matter"? returns
Interactive online quiz Derek Matravers , Janet Dickinson, Jeff Horner, Jessica Hughes, Peter Cave, Rachel Beale and Rachel MacLeod
19:00I've changed my mind
Jeff Horner, Karen Foley and Peter Cave
19:30Lucky Dip Part 2
Interactive online quiz Derek Matravers and Janet Dickinson
20:00Myth and Storytelling
Daniel Weinbren and Jessica Hughes
20:30Why are Arts students dangerous?
Kim Woods and Peter Cave
21:00End of Arts Hub event
Kim Woods

Friday, July 1st

Friday, August 19th

Monday, September 5th

Monday, September 12th

Monday, September 19th

Monday, September 26th

Tuesday, September 27th

11:00What every new student most needs to know
Linda Robson
11:30Library
Amanda Closier and Nicola Beer
12:00The News
Armando.Marino, Helen Clough, Jerard Bretts, Simon Bell and Susanne Schwenzer
12:30Maths Challenges
Katie Chicot
13:00Navigating the VLE
Georgina Blakeley
13:30Shaken or stirred: What do an Open degree and Pina Colada have in common
Helen Cooke and Peter Taylor
14:00Group Tuition
Michael Flack, Nicola Simpson and Tamsin Lister
14:30Four Nations
Liz Marr, Michael Bower, Simon Horrocks and Susan Stewart
15:00Library skills: Managing your digital presence
Helen Clough
15:30Time management
Susanne Schwenzer
16:00Task planning, and what to do first
Sharon Davis
16:30Learning how to study online
Georgina Blakeley
17:15Making the most of an online environment
Mark Nichols
17:30Essay planning and writing
Nicky Harlow
18:00Wheel of Ologies Quiz
David Rothery, Graham Pike, John Darcy, Monica Grady and Richard Brown
19:00Who's afraid of the big bad climate change?
Simon Bell and Stephen Peake
19:30The 3M's - Moon, Mars and Mercury
David Rothery, Simon Kelley and Susanne Schwenzer

Wednesday, September 28th

Thursday, September 29th

11:00Opening and welcome to the Faculty of Business and Law
Karen Foley
11:30Developing your career in business and law
Elsa Thorne and Lynne Johnson
12:00The law and how it is studied
Neil Graffin
12:30How can I become more entrepreneurial?
Danny Quinn
13:30Meet your Student Support Team
Ezerah Chipaike and Stephen Godrich
14:00The B100 Story
Alessandro Sancino, Anja Schaefer and Paul Ranford
14:30Top tips for studying accounting
Jane Hughes
14:45The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership
James Rees
15:00Top Tips from Business and Law Alumni
Elsa Thorne and Gwyn Hopkins
18:10Top tips for studying law
Claire Sumner
18:30Current affairs
Jessica Giles and Peter Bloom
19:15How far would you go to win? Ethics in football and other sports
Paul Raven, Simon Lee and Stephen Godrich
19:45Law moot
Gwyn Hopkins and Sophia Sari

Friday, October 21st

Tuesday, December 13th

Tuesday, January 17th

Tuesday, January 31st

11:00Support for you during your studies
Lorraine Gregory
11:30Make 2017 the year for your career!
Chandni Bhana and Emma Laws
12:00In conversation with Peter Horrocks and Hazel Rymer
Hazel Rymer and Peter Horrocks
12:30Perplex - a workout for your brain
Katie Chicot and Sally Crighton
13:00Supporting students in Wales with careers and employability
Darren Jones and Rob Humphreys
13:30Bootcamp replay: Submitting your TMA
Jayne Horne
14:00Wheel of Ologies
David Rothery
15:00Bootcamp replays: Math Skills Builder Special (January 2017), and Bootcamp 2 Special (September 2016)
Karen Foley
18:30OU Students Association - Disabled Students Group
Natalie Pope and Stephanie Stubbins
19:00Introducing the Virtual Learning Environment
Sharon Monie and Tammy Alexander
19:30Making the most of your Open degree
Helen Cooke and Peter Taylor

Wednesday, February 1st

10:30Study skills with the library: Referencing
Katherine Moore and Wendy Chalmers
11:00Session 1 – “Can you believe it?"
Fiona Durham and Helen Clough
11:30Living as a smart student - Best bargains
Charlotte Webb
12:00Looking after your studies
Meg-John Barker
12:30OU Student Association
Nicola Simpson and Stephanie Stubbins
13:00Bootcamp replay: Time Management
Susanne Schwenzer
13:30POLIS
14:00Assessment 101 survival guide
Kate Booth and Peter Taylor
14:30Exploring your relationship with your tutor
Georgina Blakeley
15:00What, where and how do social workers write?
Maria Leedham
15:30Bootcamp replay: Bootcamp 4 Assessment (September 2016), and Bootcamp 2 Learning how to study online, and Making the most of an online environment (September 2016
Karen Foley
18:00TBC
18:30Religion and politics
Paul-Francois Tremlett
19:00Tutor Q&A session
Jonquil Lowe
19:30Science
Nick Braithwaite and Nick Turner

Tuesday, April 25th

Wednesday, May 3rd

10:00What is the EU?
Allan Cochrane and Volker Patent
10:30Brexit’s impact on the nations of the UK
George Callaghan, Janice Holmes and Richard Marsden
11:00Environment and sustainable development
Paul-Francois Tremlett, Pete Wood and Philip O’Sullivan
11:30Economy, business and development
Jonquil Lowe and Will Brown
12:00European identity, citizenship, borders, rights and justice
Eleni Andreouli
13:30Opening and Webtour
Francine Ryan, Hugh McFaul and Paul Catley
14:00Giving legal advice
Emma Jones, Lidia Dancu and Tamsin Morris
14:30Developing professional legal skills
Emma Jones, Francine Ryan and Marie Da Silva
15:00Replay: Law Moot
Gwyn Hopkins and Sophia Sari
19:00Opening with Paul Catley
Paul Catley
19:20Taking part in Open Justice Activities: Delivering PLE to schools in MK on human rights and social media law
Eva Griffin, Ilana Hirschberg and Owen Cave
19:50Public Legal Education: Social justice and Legal education
Hugh McFaul, Paul Catley and Simon Lee
20:30Public Legal education in Prisons and to prisoners
Ruth McFarlane and Sean McMann

Tuesday, May 16th

10:00BSc Sports Fitness and Coaching
Jess Pinchbeck, Karen Howells and Ros Johnston
10:40Business and Leadership
Marie Da Silva and Owain Smolovic-Jones
11:20Criminology
Deborah Drake, Siobhan Flint and Steve Tombs
13:00Welcome and introduction
13:15DD801 Principles of social and psychological inquiry
Kesi Mahendran
13:40A227 Exploring religion
John Maiden, Marion Bowman and Paul-Francois Tremlett
14:05DD310 Counselling and forensic psychology
Andreas Vossler
14:30A329 The making of Welsh history
Karl Hack
14:55A803 MA Creative Writing part 2
Derek Neale
15:20DD317 Advancing social psychology
David Kaposi, Paul Stenner and Stephanie Taylor
15:45A344 Art and its global histories
Emma Barker and Warren Carter
16:10A225 The British Isles and the modern world 1789–1914
Anna Plassart and Donna Loftus
16:35A853 MA Philosophy part 1
Jon Pike