Frequently Asked Questions

Courses and tutors

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Who will my tutor be?

We try to provide former or current OU tutors who have taught your module or a close analogue in the past. This obviously can present problems for new courses or ones for which there are very few tutors, for example some level 3 courses.

If we cannot find an OU tutor we will try to find a suitable academic who has experience of teaching the course material at the appropriate level. If we cannot find a tutor then we will cancel the course, but give you some options which you might be interested in – see the FAQ 'What if SRW have to cancel?'.

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What material is covered?

We ask our tutors to cover all examinable topics that the course might present. However this is easier for some courses than others, given time constraints, and it may be that not all topics will be covered. It is up to the tutor to provide revision material and it is usually discussed in the first session what students would like to be covered. 

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What courses do you cover?

At the beginning of the year, we plan to cover all courses that start with an S for which there is a May or June examination and for which we know of a suitable tutor. In addition other courses may be covered if we know of a demand for them. Numbers have to be sufficient to make economic sense.

A list of proposed courses for May Revision Weekend 2018 will be found here.

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Bookings / Payments

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Who will my tutor be?

We try to provide former or current OU tutors who have taught your module or a close analogue in the past. This obviously can present problems for new courses or ones for which there are very few tutors, for example some level 3 courses.

If we cannot find an OU tutor we will try to find a suitable academic who has experience of teaching the course material at the appropriate level. If we cannot find a tutor then we will cancel the course, but give you some options which you might be interested in – see the FAQ 'What if SRW have to cancel?'.

Category: Courses and Tutors
What material is covered?

We ask our tutors to cover all examinable topics that the course might present. However this is easier for some courses than others, given time constraints, and it may be that not all topics will be covered. It is up to the tutor to provide revision material and it is usually discussed in the first session what students would like to be covered. 

Category: Courses and Tutors
What courses do you cover?

At the beginning of the year, we plan to cover all courses that start with an S for which there is a May or June examination and for which we know of a suitable tutor. In addition other courses may be covered if we know of a demand for them. Numbers have to be sufficient to make economic sense.

A list of proposed courses for May Revision Weekend 2018 will be found here.

Category: Courses and Tutors

Venue / getting there

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Who will my tutor be?

We try to provide former or current OU tutors who have taught your module or a close analogue in the past. This obviously can present problems for new courses or ones for which there are very few tutors, for example some level 3 courses.

If we cannot find an OU tutor we will try to find a suitable academic who has experience of teaching the course material at the appropriate level. If we cannot find a tutor then we will cancel the course, but give you some options which you might be interested in – see the FAQ 'What if SRW have to cancel?'.

Category: Courses and Tutors
What material is covered?

We ask our tutors to cover all examinable topics that the course might present. However this is easier for some courses than others, given time constraints, and it may be that not all topics will be covered. It is up to the tutor to provide revision material and it is usually discussed in the first session what students would like to be covered. 

Category: Courses and Tutors
What courses do you cover?

At the beginning of the year, we plan to cover all courses that start with an S for which there is a May or June examination and for which we know of a suitable tutor. In addition other courses may be covered if we know of a demand for them. Numbers have to be sufficient to make economic sense.

A list of proposed courses for May Revision Weekend 2018 will be found here.

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General

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Who will my tutor be?

We try to provide former or current OU tutors who have taught your module or a close analogue in the past. This obviously can present problems for new courses or ones for which there are very few tutors, for example some level 3 courses.

If we cannot find an OU tutor we will try to find a suitable academic who has experience of teaching the course material at the appropriate level. If we cannot find a tutor then we will cancel the course, but give you some options which you might be interested in – see the FAQ 'What if SRW have to cancel?'.

Category: Courses and Tutors
What material is covered?

We ask our tutors to cover all examinable topics that the course might present. However this is easier for some courses than others, given time constraints, and it may be that not all topics will be covered. It is up to the tutor to provide revision material and it is usually discussed in the first session what students would like to be covered. 

Category: Courses and Tutors
What courses do you cover?

At the beginning of the year, we plan to cover all courses that start with an S for which there is a May or June examination and for which we know of a suitable tutor. In addition other courses may be covered if we know of a demand for them. Numbers have to be sufficient to make economic sense.

A list of proposed courses for May Revision Weekend 2018 will be found here.

Category: Courses and Tutors