Historical OU TV and Radio

The Open University has produced a number of series to inform students and a wider audience about the University. Series such as 'Open Forum' and 'Countdown to the OU' covered various topics such as methods of teaching, information about modules and guidance on areas such as summer schools. The OUDA Historical Television and Radio collection includes a small sample of the archive. The collection will grow as more contents are added.

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video record Open Forum 12(1974)News round-up. Student representation in Open University government discussed. Alternative plans...
video record Open forum 14(1974) : advisory programme for new studentsA discussion on the following topics: 1. preparatory work and study techniques; 2. foundation...
video record Open Forum 04(1975) : OUSA conference, LiverpoolA report from the OUSA National Conference at Liverpool University with clips from the Open...
video record Open Forum 05(1975) : from Alexander ParkBob Rowland talks about the Japan Prize with film of his trip to Japan. Ken Jones reviews his...
video record Open Forum 06(1975)Open Day at Walton Hall and a look at Wayne State University in Detroit which show similarities...
video record Open Forum 08(1975)A look at York Summer School with comments on the role of summer schools. Problems with fees. Open...
video record Open Forum 09(1975)Ralph Smith discusses some of the financial problems of the Open University and future plans. The...
video record Open Forum 10(1975)A run through on how the OU exams are carried out and organised, with tips. A brief look at the new...
video record Open Forum 11(1975) : adult education in an industrial societyLord Feather's OUSA lecture entitled "Adult Education in an Industrial Society".
video record Open Forum 12(1975)From Dacorum College, Hemel Hempstead - a programme on careers guidance.
video record Advisory programme for applicants 1(1975)
video record Advisory programme for applicants 2(1975)
video record Preparation for independent learningA programme of tuition for part-time counsellors.
video record Open Forum 13(1975)An introductory programme for new students, looking at various aspects of the OU system.
video record Open Forum 01(1976)A visit to publishing and design studio; work of the Brain Research Group; Naomi McIntosh and...
video record Open Forum 02(1976) : what's a degree worth?Extracts from filmed interviews explore the worth of an OU degree to OU graduates and employers....
video record Open Forum 03(1976) : how an OU course is madeExplanation of how D231 was made, showing a course team meeting and discussing the role of IET and...
video record Open Forum 05(1976) : student representationHistory of student representation in the OU, explaining the revised arrangements for 1977. Extracts...
video record Open Forum 06(1976)Programme on the handicapped student featuring 1) British Council reception for Valerie Saunder's...
video record Open Forum 07(1976)Filmed interviews with students in Devon and Cornwall who have benefitted from the student hardship...
video record Open Forum 08(1976) : preparing for summer schoolCompilation of interviews filmed at previous Summer Schools to illustrate the form of the week and...
video record Open Forum 10(1976) : OUSA open day 1976 at Walton HallA look at the Open Day exhibitions including a discussion of what IET does with David Hawridge and...
video record Public debate on the Government's education policy
video record Open Forum 11(1976) : the OU versus private lifeThe effect of OU studies on people's lives; interviews with married students after graduation and...
video record Open Forum 12(1976) : exam specialTerry Keilthy explains exam room procedure. Jill Cochrane discusses exams with two students. Other...
video record Advisory programme for applicants 1(1976)
video record General assembly(1976)
video record Open Forum 13(1976) : CareersCareers guidance for students. Interviews with students at summer school on their motives....
video record Teaching at a distance : a programme for part-time staff
video record Open Forum 14(1977) : meet the Vice-ChancellorThe VC answers a large number of questions on a variety of topics of interest to students.
video record Advisory programme for applicants 2(1976)
video record Open Forum 15(1977) : focus on students costs and grantsThe programme examines the problems of students costs, fees etc., and from where financial help may...
video record Open Forum 16(1977) : the OU world wideThe OU consultancy service is discussed with a detailed look at the project in Iran and the seminar...
video record Open Forum 17(1977) : OUSA national conferenceThe OUSA conference at York University is discussed.
video record Open Forum 19(1977) : how open is the Open University?How can the Open University be made more accessible to working class students and are they able to...
video record Open Forum 20(1977) : the OU in the wider communityUsing examples of OU students in Sunderland, the programme looks at their relationship to the...
video record Open Forum 21(1977) : is the OU a university?A debate at the Keele Summer School with the above title, among OU students and teaching staff from...
video record Open Forum 22(1977) : OUSA today and tomorrowA look at the development of and present and future concerns of OUSA.
video record Open Forum 23(1977) : general assembly 1977The general assembly 1977 and its discussion of fees, representation and the VC's report.
video record Open Forum 25(1977) : transferring to full time studyUsing Lancaster University as a case study, the programme investigates the transfer scheme for Open...
video record Open Forum 26(1977) : advice to new studentsThe programme looks at how to write essays and how to use the broadcast material.
video record Countdown to the Open University 1(1978)An introduction to the Open University.
video record Countdown to the Open University 2(1978)A detailed look at how the OU works in a Regional Study Centre, and students working at home.
video record Countdown to the Open University 3(1978)How courses are made. Summer schools function. Student representation.
video record Countdown to the Open University 4(1978)Ways to deal with problems. OU deadlines and assignments.
video record Open Forum 31(1978) : OUSA annual lectureAn employer's view of continuing education.
video record Open Forum 30(1978) : 5th OUSA national conference 1978Coverage of OUSA national conference held at Leeds.
video record Open Forum 32(1978) : preparing for summer schoolsThe programme tries to give students some impressions and reassurances concerning the forthcoming...
video record Open Forum 34(1978) : postgraduate research in the OU : part 1The programme looks at the Open University's Oxford research unit and the research work of...
video record Open Forum 35(1978) : Postgraduate research part 2A look at internal postgraduate research at the Open University.