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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

Data privacy and informed consent

Informed consent:

  • As a recruited participant, you will be asked to read and complete a form giving your consent (twice); one copy for the project and one copy to take home to indicate your participation in the TILL project. 

  • As a participant in the TILL project, you can at any time, inform your contact or the principle investigator (Dr. Hannah Marston) that you wish to not take part in the study any more.

11th October 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
World painted on pregnant mother's stomach

The Lottery of Birth - 20th February 2017

The School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care's massive online open course (MOOC) 'The Lottery of Birth' will examine the inequalities of birth, with a particular focus on being rich or poor and being born male or female.

14th November 2016

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Events

Oct 17

Death and Dying Seminar Series: Adult Vulnerability and the Adult Attitudinal Grief Scale

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -

14:30 to 16:30

Library Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Nov 29

Researching end of life care from a social science perspective

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 09:00 to Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 17:00

Library Presentation Room, Library, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

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