A new landmark citizen science project – COVID-19 and Me, has been launched on the OU’s citizen science platform, nQuire. Delivered in partnership with The Young Foundation, the project aims to capture the social impact of coronavirus on individuals and communities across the UK.
Dr Kristina Hultgren has been awarded a prestigious UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship, for over £1.1mn, to explore why the use of English as a teaching language in non-English-speaking European countries is increasing, despite students struggling to understand it.
Shaped by research from Professor of Social Policy Research Dr Lesley Hoggart, and Senior Research Fellow Dr Victoria Newton, The Open University (OU) has partnered with sexual health and wellbeing experts Brook in delivering an online course supporting teachers in providing abortion education in schools. The free training is designed to improve the knowledge and confidence of those teaching about pregnancy decision-making and abortion to young people aged 13+.
Just over two years since The Open University's Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Apprenticeship (HAP) was launched, Claire Parker becomes the first apprentice to pass her End-Point Assessment (EPA) and successfully complete the programme.
Dr Mary Larkin, Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care, has used the knowledge, expertise and networks developed during her twenty years of carer research, to spearhead The Open University’s (OU) innovative new Carers Scholarship Fund, the first of its type in the world.
Associate Lecturer and Honorary Associate, Dr Katharine Jewitt has been recognised in the Edtech 50 2020 Yearbook as “one to watch” for her research and work in using virtual reality in work-based learning.