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17/07/2024

Happy World Emoji Day! To celebrate, we've written some classic book titles using just emojis. Can you guess what they are? 📚 📖

Alternatively, comment your own below for others to guess!

[Image description:
Book 1) 🤓 ⚡ 🏆 🔥
Book 2) 👧 🐇 🕕 🎩
Book 3) 👦 🍫 🏭
Book 4) 👧 🕷️ 🕸️ 🐷
Book 5) 🔄 🌍 🎱 📅
Book 6) 🕰️ ⚙️ 🍊
Book 7) 🗡️ ⚰️ 🚂
Book 8) 🐁 🐁 👨 👨]

17/07/2024

in 1717 Handel's 'Water Music' premiered on a royal barge cruising up the River Thames. It was such a hit with King George that he requested it be played repeatedly throughout the night. Check it out today in Naxos Music Library:
👉 https://ow.ly/oRuQ50SyJt7 (OU login required)

[Image description: Engraved illustration of King George I on a royal barge with companions.]

16/07/2024

Our wonderful OU Archive is hosting 3 days of historical exhibitions and special displays in September, as part of Heritage Open Days 👉 https://ow.ly/9xit50SrxBq

If you're interested in exploring Heritage Open Day events that are taking place in Milton Keynes - the home of our Walton Hall campus - take a look at the Living Archive MK website 👉 https://ow.ly/4KyO50SrxBr

16/07/2024

Don't forget to join us TODAY at 20:00 for an interactive session that will show you how to critically evaluate the information provided by Generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, and how to acknowledge the use of such tools in your work.

👉 https://ow.ly/EavZ50Srtr8

A recording of the session is available if you're unable to attend.

15/07/2024

Our online session on Thursday 18 July at 19:30 will cover various ways to improve your experience of online resources at the OU Library, the tools you can use to improve your accessibility, and more!

It’s not one to be missed. If you’re unable to attend, take a look at the session recording.

https://ow.ly/VFb550Srtty

OU Students Association

13/07/2024

If you're considering using generative AI tools like ChatGPT in your assignments, it's important that you understand its strengths and limitations.

Join us on Tuesday 16 July at 20:00 for an interactive session that will help you critically evaluate the information provided by Generative AI tools and show you how to acknowledge the use of it in your work.

👉 https://ow.ly/9ZYY50SrtlS

12/07/2024

Who knows the mystery nose?

It's a nose. A fast nose!

Do you know which animal it belongs to?

We'll expose the mystery nose on Monday morning.

📸 Photo from Canva

12/07/2024

The web is an excellent source of free online tools and gadgets that can help you with various tasks. But how do you judge whether the software is good quality and meets your needs?

Find out how to evaluate online tools for their relevance to your purpose and use them to the best effect 👉 https://ow.ly/Q7F150SpWfE

11/07/2024

Who wants to learn about the role of leadership in conducting orchestras? Look no further than Nicholas Logie's PhD thesis this . Read it on ORO here 👉 https://oro.open.ac.uk/38069/

10/07/2024

Happy ! 🥳

It's time for a riddle…

I can shave every day but my beard never changes. What am I?

Good luck! The answer will be revealed tomorrow morning. 😊

10/07/2024

Don’t forget to join us TODAY at 12:30pm to learn how to reference correctly and for advice on where to go for support. This session will suit you whether you’re new to referencing or need a refresher.

👉https://ow.ly/vHqO50Srtjx

Don’t worry if you can't make it. A session recording is available for you to watch.

08/07/2024

We know that referencing can be daunting, but don’t panic! We’re here to help.

If you’re new to referencing or need a refresher, join us on Wednesday 10 July at 12:30pm for an interactive session on ‘The Why and How of Referencing’... 👇

https://ow.ly/tZnu50Srth4

06/07/2024

Today is known as Alice's Day - an annual celebration of all things Alice in Wonderland! 🎩🐇

You can read a beautifully recreated, theatrical version of the classic Lewis Carroll novel - adapted by multi award-winning playwright Mary Anne Butler - via the online Library 👉 https://ow.ly/74hj50SvoZp (OU login req)

05/07/2024

Who knows the mystery nose?

It's a nose. A territorial nose!

Do you know which animal it belongs to?

We'll expose the mystery nose on Monday morning.

📸 Photo from Canva

05/07/2024

There are many places online that you can go to write, but different online spaces require different approaches to communicating.

This pathway from Being digital provides tips on how to ensure your communications are effective when writing for different online spaces 👉 https://ow.ly/CvR150SpVtU

04/07/2024

Read Nitu Bharati's PhD thesis 'Classifying Stance in News Articles: Use of Attribution Relations and Source Expertise' this on ORO here 👉 https://ow.ly/jKHz50QxX6n

03/07/2024

Happy ! 🥳

It's time for a riddle…

What has only two words, but thousands of letters?

Good luck! The answer will be revealed tomorrow morning. 😊

03/07/2024

Have you discovered the treasure trove that's Digimap? As well as Ordnance Survey data it also has historical, geological, marine and spatial collections. Be prepared to lose a few hours exploring!

👉https://ow.ly/raJx50SupSx (OU login required.)

[Image description: A camera rests on top of several Ordnance Survey maps.]

30/06/2024

Did you know that evidence of Roman occupation was found in the area of our Walton Hall campus in Milton Keynes? In fact, a few pieces of Roman and Belgic pottery were found during its construction back in the 1960s.

The OU Archive is hosting 3 days of historical exhibitions and campus tours in September, as part of Heritage Open Days. Come along and learn more about Walton Hall's fascinating history 👉 https://ow.ly/JhMM50SrwZ2

29/06/2024

Here's the last in our month-long series of OU research exploring LGBTQ+ experiences for 🏳️‍🌈 - we hope you've enjoyed them!

Read 'Investigating the Experiences of Transgender Students in Higher Education in the UK' by OU student Lynne Mary Regan on ORO here 👉 https://ow.ly/Uisw50S6HyU

28/06/2024

Who knows the mystery nose?

It's a nose. A sociable nose!

Do you know which animal it belongs to?

We'll expose the mystery nose on Monday morning.

📸 Photo from Canva

28/06/2024

The best way to avoid plagiarism is to learn the principles of good academic practice and employ them from the start!

This activity provides a useful overview of the issues surrounding plagiarism and practical ways to avoid it 👉 https://ow.ly/q5vK50RXUs9

27/06/2024

Read 'Books of Hours collected by Elizabeth Seymour Percy, 1st Duchess of Northumberland (1716-1776): An examination of three unpublished late fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century illuminated Books of Hours at Alnwick Castle' by Janice Lynda Harthoorn 👉 https://ow.ly/iBwV50QSjQZ

27/06/2024

Don’t forget to join our interactive session TODAY at 19:30 to learn how a digital footprint is created, what to look out for when you use the Internet, and how to use social media to benefit your studies and working life.

If you cannot make it, you can watch the session recording anytime.

https://ow.ly/qGIF50RXPKn

26/06/2024

Happy ! 🥳

It's time for a riddle…

I possess a halo of water, walls of stone, and a tongue of wood. Long I have stood; What am I?

Good luck! The answer will be revealed tomorrow morning. 😊

26/06/2024

Citation searching is a great way to unearth papers that don't turn up in a normal database search. It allows you to track how a particular piece of research has developed over time too.

Find out how to get started with our online guide: 👉 https://ow.ly/585050Sp8Wh

[Image description: A hand holding a pink highlighter stretches out over paper notes placed on a desk. A mobile phone and computer monitor are also visible.]

25/06/2024

More OU research for 🏳️‍🌈 - read 'Qualitative Research on LGBTQ-Parent Families' by Jacqui Gabb and Katherine Allen on ORO here 👉https://ow.ly/sMNj50S6Hhn

24/06/2024

Today's interactive training session will show you how to use Library Search to find information related to your assignments and find specific online resources.

Don’t miss out – join us at 19:30!

👉 https://ow.ly/T7El50RXPEa

23/06/2024

Would you like to learn more about your digital footprint?

Then join us on Thursday 27 June at 19:30 for an interactive session that will show you how a digital footprint is created, what to look out for when you use the Internet, and how to use social media in a way that can be beneficial for your studies and working life.

Unable to attend? Not to worry – a recording of the session is available for you to watch.

https://ow.ly/PP1P50RXPI7

23/06/2024

For International Women in Engineering Day we wanted to share some really valuable OU research, ‘People like me—Encouraging girls to see themselves in STEM careers’ by Clem Herman et al. Read it on ORO here 👉 https://ow.ly/8m8G50RSt1q

For those of you who are women in engineering, what inspired you to start?

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Don't forget to join us TODAY at 20:00 for an interactive session that will show you how to critically evaluate the info...
Our online session on Thursday 18 July at 19:30 will cover various ways to improve your experience of online resources a...
If you're considering using generative AI tools like ChatGPT in your assignments, it's important that you understand its...
Don’t forget to join us TODAY at 12:30pm to learn how to reference correctly and for advice on where to go for support. ...
We know that referencing can be daunting, but don’t panic! We’re here to help. If you’re new to referencing or need a re...
Don’t forget to join our interactive session TODAY at 19:30 to learn how a digital footprint is created, what to look ou...
Today's interactive training session will show you how to use Library Search to find information related to your assignm...
Would you like to learn more about your digital footprint? Then join us on Thursday 27 June at 19:30 for an interactive ...
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Don’t forget, the ‘Reference management tools - an introduction’ online training session is TODAY at 12:30! We’ll provid...
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The Open University, Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK76AA
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Empowering learners with the confidence to believe, the qualities to lead and the skills to succeed.

Concrete Circus Concrete Circus
New Bradwell Community Centre, Church Street, New Bradwell
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Milton Keynes College Milton Keynes College
Woughton Campus West, Leadenhall
Milton Keynes, MK65LP-CHECKOUTTHEINFOBARATTHETOPTOSEEWHEREALLOUROTHERLOCATIONSARE!

The official (online) home of Milton Keynes College! A place to socialise, ask questions, find out about events/courses and generally have a natter. We hope you find this page really useful.

MK SNAP (Special Needs Advancement Project) MK SNAP (Special Needs Advancement Project)
20 Bourton Low, Walnut Tree
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Musical Minis - Buckinghamshire and Northampton Musical Minis - Buckinghamshire and Northampton
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MKLC Training MKLC Training
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UK accredited qualifications for teacher training, assessment and verification, management and CPD.

I Want to be a Dolphin Trainer I Want to be a Dolphin Trainer
Milton Keynes

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Mechanic 247 Mechanic 247
Milton Keynes, MK13

Confidence for humans AND their horses: turn your fear into fun with workshops, confidence kickstart

Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre
Alston Drive, Bradwell Abbey
Milton Keynes, MK139AP

Educational charity based at #BradwellAbbey. History . Education . Archive . Events

CentreStage Theatre School MK CentreStage Theatre School MK
Milton Keynes, MK145AY

We are one of Milton Keynes's friendliest theatre schools, offering exciting opportunities for child

Graduate Salon Training Graduate Salon Training
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Milton Keynes, MK36DR

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