Offer from the Open University to PICNIC student visitors

The Open University

PICNIC Staff Contact

Helen Cooke

Senior Manager, Curriculum Innovation

01908 659787

Type of PICNIC exchanges offered

  • Single student exchange
  • Multi student exchange (ie students visiting as a collective group at same time)

Types of activity available to visiting students

  • Meeting staff and students with expertise on specific issues (particularly multi/interdisciplinary study and distance learning)
  • Visiting academic and central service departments
  • Student Union activities/roles
  • Work shadowing of staff and student representatives

Areas on which would like to share information

  • Students as co-designers of curriculum/research projects
  • Enhancing graduateness
  • Student experience and cohort identity of students studying multi-subject degrees
  • Multi/interdisciplinary education/modules
  • Supporting students studying on a part time and/or distance learning basis

Examples of local practice

  • Multi-subject degrees
  • Students as partners strategies and practices
  • Online collaboration
  • Design and delivery of distance learning curriculum and student support

Available times to visit

Flexible – to be agreed between the OU and the student.

Any other information

Applicants are encouraged to contact us prior to application to discuss their specific aims for an exchange. This will ensure that we are able to tailor your visit to meet these aims.