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Session 2: Where do I find everything?

Introduction

In this session you’ll explore the different OU online places you’ll need to go to as an OU student. Think of this as the equivalent of the ‘campus tour’ you might get at a face-to-face university, finding out where everything is and where to go for what.

One benefit of OU study is that these resources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, wherever you have an internet connection. So although there are lots of people to support you, you’ll also be able to find a wealth of information, advice and resources online whenever you need to.

You’ll start by looking at your main OU online page, called StudentHome. Then you’ll find out about the module website which has everything that is relevant to studying your specific module. You’ll also look at your Study website which guides you through your qualification (if you’re studying one), and show you around the Help Centre, Computing Guide and online Library.

By the end of this session, you’ll be able to:

  • find your way around StudentHome and your module website
  • find and use your Study website, the Help Centre, the Computing Guide and the Library.