Here you can explore what opportunities are available for you to get involved in developing the student experience at the OU
Location: Milton Keynes Duration: One off Dedication: One day
Shadowing in the Library at the Milton Keynes Campus, you will learn about how the Library supports students, staff and researchers in the four nations. This could include seeing how we deliver tutorials on Adobe Connect, how the helpdesk operates 24/7, what goes into usability testing a website or accessibility testing ejournals and ebooks or discussing how content (books, articles and images) fits into module presentation.
You will also gain tips, hints and skills that will help you with future studies, and you can share those insights with your peers.
There is an opportunity for two students to visit the Betty Boothroyd Library in March 2020 (date to be finalised). We can pay up to £100 for travel expenses for you to visit us.
To know more about the initiative in general, please follow this link https://community.open.ac.uk/student-shadowing.
If you want to apply for one of these one-day shadowing opportunities, please complete and submit the form using the following link: http://bit.ly/library_shadow by Wednesday 19 February.
Students who have visited the Library found it to be very rewarding. Take a look at the videos at the bottom of the page to see how they got on.
Alison - https://youtu.be/dflAUlYdJrg
Location: United Kingdom and online Duration: One off Dedication: One day
Get involved in shaping your Open University study and tell us your ideas at the student consultations being held throughout March. To sign up, visit http://www3.open.ac.uk/forms/SCM-2020-Student
The consultations will be hosted by OU staff and held from 10.00–16.00 on the following dates:
Birmingham - Saturday, 07 March 2020
Glasgow - Saturday, 07 March 2020
Belfast - Friday, 13 March 2020
Dublin - Saturday, 14 March 2020
Leeds - Saturday, 14 March 2020
Cardiff - Friday, 20 March 2020
Exeter - Saturday, 21 March 2020
Milton Keynes - Friday, 27 March 2020
London - Saturday, 28 March 2020
Alternatively, you can register to join our online meetings:
Friday 13 – Monday 23 March: Online International Students Consultative Meeting (forum-based)
Wednesday 11 March, 19.30–21.00 GMT: Online real time meeting using Adobe Connect
Thursday 26 March, 19.30–21.00 GMT: Online real time meeting using Adobe Connect
We will pay your expenses of up to £100 for you to attend the meeting nearest to you and we’ll also be providing lunch.
At the consultations we’ll be asking for your input on how we can make improvements in supporting student success, including asking you to think about how we can improve the ways in which we communicate with you and to share your views about the OU’s approach to tuition.
The Open University Students Association will also be hosting a short session where you can talk to student representatives about the consultation, ask any questions that are on your mind, and find out more about their work as well as future opportunities to get involved.
A summary of the feedback will be reviewed by the Vice-Chancellor Tim Blackman and all relevant staff in the University to inform how best to make improvements to your study experience and support you in achieving your goals. You can find out more about the consultations at https://community.open.ac.uk/how-we-listen/consultation
Places are limited and will be allocated to ensure that students from across our diverse student body are able to attend. To sign up – simply complete the form at http://www3.open.ac.uk/forms/SCM-2020-Student by 9 February 2020 or alternatively, if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to let you know by 14 February if you have been allocated a place.
We really hope you’ll be able to join us.
The Student Consultation Office email@example.com
Location: Online/Virtual Duration: One off Dedication: Less than 1 hour
A new online forum is now open at https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/forumng/view.php?id=22530 for nominating topics that you think would benefit from broad consultation between students and the University in 2020.
This forum is open to all students and replaces previous forums for nominating topics. There are a number of previously nominated topics that have been approved in principle and we hope to put together appropriate student consultation for these in the near future.
We really want to find out which areas of the student experience you think should be prioritised for getting student feedback in the coming year.
To hear about other opportunities for student involvement in OU activities, please sign up to our mailing list by completing the form at http://www3.open.ac.uk/forms/mailinglist/.
To find out more about what opportunities there are to take part in the OU's student consultative process, visit: http://www.open.ac.uk/students/consultation/volunteer.