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Improving wellbeing through digital games

Dr Hannah R. Marson, Research Fellow in the Health & Wellbeing Priority Research Area, and organiser of the upcoming Digital Health & Wellbeing Conference, was interviewed by eldercare.org to discuss how research using digital games and associated technologies has been investigated in the area of health and wellbeing. Read the full article: Technology and Gaming for the Elderly: Improving Wellbeing.

20th November 2017
Victoria Cumming, recipient of the Andrew Cornell Award 2017

WELS student wins Andrew Cornwell Award 2017

Victoria Cumming received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Work and was also given the Andrew Cornwell Award 2017 for the highest-performing graduate in the social work programme at the Open University's degree ceremony in Edinburgh on Saturday 28th October 2017. Full story

6th November 2017

Postgraduate Diploma and MA in Social Work – expressions of interest open until 21st September

Our new PG Diploma in Social Work enables employers to tap into the talent in their graduate social care workforce to develop vitally needed qualified social workers.  With our new PG Diploma, relevant graduates with experience of social care will be supported to qualify as social workers in just 18 months.
8th September 2017

The OU sponsors Apprentice of the Year at Our Health Heroes Award

“The OU is working with employers in the sector to ensure the new wave of higher and degree apprentices will be the future leaders and practitioners so desperately needed to ensure a high-quality experience for patients/service users.” David Willett, Director of Corporate Sales

17th July 2017

Addicted Parents: Last Chance to Keep My Children

New OU/BBC series starts 18 July BBC2 at 9pm

This is the story of the only family rehab in the UK, where children live with addicted parents as they recover. They have 6 months to get clean, or they will lose their children for good. This rehab believes these parents deserve a second chance with 79% of families completing the programme.

17th July 2017
Care team at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London

'Hospital' - further four episodes

Starts Tuesday 20th June at 9pm on BBC2

Produced in partnership with The Open University, Episode One follows events as St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington receives victims from the Westminster terror attack.

13th June 2017

Happy Nurses’ Day

 
12th May, Florence Nightingale’s birthday is Nurses’ Day. Colleagues in WELS’ Nursing Team are celebrating 15 years’ success making nurse education accessible to healthcare support workers.
 
12th May 2017
Child of our Time team

Child of our Time series on BBC One

A new 2-part OU/BBC series was shown on 3rd and 4th April. The series was commissioned for the University by OMIL, working with WELS Nominated Academics Tyrrell Golding, Dr Naomi Holford and Andy Rixon, and Media Fellow Fernando Rosell-Aquilar. In the year 2000 the BBC began filming the lives of 25 children born across the UK. As they turn 16, Professor Robert Winston and Professor Tanya Byron discover how they are being affected by huge changes in their brains and behaviour that could shape their lives forever.

27th March 2017
Hospital - group shot of the doctors and other hospital staff (BBC Use)

'Hospital' - six part BBC documentary

11 January-15 February. Filmed over six weeks, Hospital is the story of the NHS in unprecedented times. Edited and broadcast within weeks of filming, this timely six part series for BBC2 captures the day-to-day realities facing the NHS right now.

10th January 2017

ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership

The Open University sees success as one of the collaborating research organisations in an ESRC-funded Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).

22nd November 2016

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Events

Mar 21

End of Life Care: Addressing the issues and meeting the challenges

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 09:30

The Hub Theatre, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

May 1

2nd Digital Health & Wellbeing Conference 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 09:00 to Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 18:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes

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