Frequently Asked Questions

Courses and tutors

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Who are the Science Revision Weekend?

We are a group of volunteers who together organise the annual event that you know as the Science Revision Weekend. None of us is paid. We are all current or former OU students.

We are both a limited company and a registered charity.

Category: General
What do I need to bring with me?

You will be spending most of your time in the classroom so comfort is key. Your tutor should be in contact with you a week or so before the event and will let you know exactly what course materials to bring, which might include course textbooks, but certainly the SEP from your module website and any previous exam papers you have purchased from OUSA.

Category: General
How do you keep in touch with me?

We use email for communication, and use the email address you provide when registering. As the event approaches, you will receive various emails from us and it is important that you set your spam filters so that receive these in your inbox.

It is not possible for us to send out our communications to multiple email addresses per student, but we can change your email address, see FAQ 'I need to alter my booking slightly'.

How is my personal information used and kept?

We only keep your information so that we can send you information on your booking, news of the event and any last minute changes as the event is being held. Once we know when bookings will open for the next event, we will send you one further email to say goodbye and letting you know the next year's event is open for bookings. We then delete all of your data from our system. We do not pass your email address to any third party.

Category: General
What is the format of the weekend?

There is one event held in May each year. There are roughly nine ninety-minute study sessions from Friday evening until Sunday mid-afternoon.

You will usually study one course for all of the nine sessions but we do allow you to swap if you really need to, subject to tutor agreement and available space.

From past experiences of several of the committee, trying to cover two courses on one revision weekend is not very easy.

Category: General
What if SRW have to cancel?

This is only likely to happen if, for some reason, either we have not been able to find a tutor or your tutor has suffered an accident or medical problem very close to date of the event and we have not been able to find another suitable substitute in time.

We will give you the option of a full refund (including deposit) or you can still attend and use the time for self-study and we will refund you the tutor component of your fee.

You are responsible for your own travel arrangements (and accommodation if non-resident) and so we suggest that you take out appropriate travel insurance if necessary.

Category: General

Bookings / Payments

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Who are the Science Revision Weekend?

We are a group of volunteers who together organise the annual event that you know as the Science Revision Weekend. None of us is paid. We are all current or former OU students.

We are both a limited company and a registered charity.

Category: General
What do I need to bring with me?

You will be spending most of your time in the classroom so comfort is key. Your tutor should be in contact with you a week or so before the event and will let you know exactly what course materials to bring, which might include course textbooks, but certainly the SEP from your module website and any previous exam papers you have purchased from OUSA.

Category: General
How do you keep in touch with me?

We use email for communication, and use the email address you provide when registering. As the event approaches, you will receive various emails from us and it is important that you set your spam filters so that receive these in your inbox.

It is not possible for us to send out our communications to multiple email addresses per student, but we can change your email address, see FAQ 'I need to alter my booking slightly'.

How is my personal information used and kept?

We only keep your information so that we can send you information on your booking, news of the event and any last minute changes as the event is being held. Once we know when bookings will open for the next event, we will send you one further email to say goodbye and letting you know the next year's event is open for bookings. We then delete all of your data from our system. We do not pass your email address to any third party.

Category: General
What is the format of the weekend?

There is one event held in May each year. There are roughly nine ninety-minute study sessions from Friday evening until Sunday mid-afternoon.

You will usually study one course for all of the nine sessions but we do allow you to swap if you really need to, subject to tutor agreement and available space.

From past experiences of several of the committee, trying to cover two courses on one revision weekend is not very easy.

Category: General
What if SRW have to cancel?

This is only likely to happen if, for some reason, either we have not been able to find a tutor or your tutor has suffered an accident or medical problem very close to date of the event and we have not been able to find another suitable substitute in time.

We will give you the option of a full refund (including deposit) or you can still attend and use the time for self-study and we will refund you the tutor component of your fee.

You are responsible for your own travel arrangements (and accommodation if non-resident) and so we suggest that you take out appropriate travel insurance if necessary.

Category: General

Venue / getting there

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Who are the Science Revision Weekend?

We are a group of volunteers who together organise the annual event that you know as the Science Revision Weekend. None of us is paid. We are all current or former OU students.

We are both a limited company and a registered charity.

Category: General
What do I need to bring with me?

You will be spending most of your time in the classroom so comfort is key. Your tutor should be in contact with you a week or so before the event and will let you know exactly what course materials to bring, which might include course textbooks, but certainly the SEP from your module website and any previous exam papers you have purchased from OUSA.

Category: General
How do you keep in touch with me?

We use email for communication, and use the email address you provide when registering. As the event approaches, you will receive various emails from us and it is important that you set your spam filters so that receive these in your inbox.

It is not possible for us to send out our communications to multiple email addresses per student, but we can change your email address, see FAQ 'I need to alter my booking slightly'.

How is my personal information used and kept?

We only keep your information so that we can send you information on your booking, news of the event and any last minute changes as the event is being held. Once we know when bookings will open for the next event, we will send you one further email to say goodbye and letting you know the next year's event is open for bookings. We then delete all of your data from our system. We do not pass your email address to any third party.

Category: General
What is the format of the weekend?

There is one event held in May each year. There are roughly nine ninety-minute study sessions from Friday evening until Sunday mid-afternoon.

You will usually study one course for all of the nine sessions but we do allow you to swap if you really need to, subject to tutor agreement and available space.

From past experiences of several of the committee, trying to cover two courses on one revision weekend is not very easy.

Category: General
What if SRW have to cancel?

This is only likely to happen if, for some reason, either we have not been able to find a tutor or your tutor has suffered an accident or medical problem very close to date of the event and we have not been able to find another suitable substitute in time.

We will give you the option of a full refund (including deposit) or you can still attend and use the time for self-study and we will refund you the tutor component of your fee.

You are responsible for your own travel arrangements (and accommodation if non-resident) and so we suggest that you take out appropriate travel insurance if necessary.

Category: General

General

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Who are the Science Revision Weekend?

We are a group of volunteers who together organise the annual event that you know as the Science Revision Weekend. None of us is paid. We are all current or former OU students.

We are both a limited company and a registered charity.

Category: General
What do I need to bring with me?

You will be spending most of your time in the classroom so comfort is key. Your tutor should be in contact with you a week or so before the event and will let you know exactly what course materials to bring, which might include course textbooks, but certainly the SEP from your module website and any previous exam papers you have purchased from OUSA.

Category: General
How do you keep in touch with me?

We use email for communication, and use the email address you provide when registering. As the event approaches, you will receive various emails from us and it is important that you set your spam filters so that receive these in your inbox.

It is not possible for us to send out our communications to multiple email addresses per student, but we can change your email address, see FAQ 'I need to alter my booking slightly'.

How is my personal information used and kept?

We only keep your information so that we can send you information on your booking, news of the event and any last minute changes as the event is being held. Once we know when bookings will open for the next event, we will send you one further email to say goodbye and letting you know the next year's event is open for bookings. We then delete all of your data from our system. We do not pass your email address to any third party.

Category: General
What is the format of the weekend?

There is one event held in May each year. There are roughly nine ninety-minute study sessions from Friday evening until Sunday mid-afternoon.

You will usually study one course for all of the nine sessions but we do allow you to swap if you really need to, subject to tutor agreement and available space.

From past experiences of several of the committee, trying to cover two courses on one revision weekend is not very easy.

Category: General
What if SRW have to cancel?

This is only likely to happen if, for some reason, either we have not been able to find a tutor or your tutor has suffered an accident or medical problem very close to date of the event and we have not been able to find another suitable substitute in time.

We will give you the option of a full refund (including deposit) or you can still attend and use the time for self-study and we will refund you the tutor component of your fee.

You are responsible for your own travel arrangements (and accommodation if non-resident) and so we suggest that you take out appropriate travel insurance if necessary.

Category: General