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Remove barriers to reduce nursing deficit by 13 per cent, says The Open University

The Open University is calling on higher education institutions, NHS employers and the government to address barriers to the nursing profession, which are contributing to the UK’s chronic shortage of nurses.

16th May 2019

The Open University joins programme promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights in crisis hit countries

The Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies Faculty has announced its commitment to a new multi-million pound Government funded consortium within the UK Aid Connect programme to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) led consortium, in which the OU is a partner, includes Frontline AIDS, Internews Europe, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Women’s Refugee Commission.

10th April 2019

US appointment to The Open University’s executive team

The Open University has welcomed a new Executive Dean of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies from the USA.

28th March 2019

The OU is positive about carers

The OU has been awarded Carer Positive ‘established' status by Carers Scotland. Fiona Roberts, Group HR Director, and Susan Stewart, Director of The OU in Scotland, received the award from Simon Hodgson, Director of Carers Scotland, on behalf of the University. 

19th July 2018

The NHS: A People's History - a new OU/BBC series

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS, The NHS: A People’s History is a three-part series presented by Alex Brooker and tells the story of the NHS through the voices of the people whose lives it has affected, from its birth in 1948 to the present day. Starts on 2nd July 2018 at 9pm on BBC4.

3rd July 2018

Emeritus Professor of Education, Bob Moon awarded a CBE

OU's Emeritus Professor of Education, Bob Moon, was awarded a CBE in the latest Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his pioneering work in teacher education in developing countries. Bob, who joined the OU in 1987, was instrumental in introducing teacher education and training. He set up the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) programme, benefitting millions of teachers in Africa. 

4th July 2018

New book published by WELS academics

We are very pleased to announce that the book entitled "Innovative language teaching and learning at university: integrating informal learning into formal language education", edited by Fernando Rosell-Aguilar, Tita Beaven, and Mara Fuertes-Gutiérrez is now released; it is freely available online, and purchasable as a paperback.

5th June 2018
Jenny Simpson

Learning from people: the training method bringing service users and social workers together

Jenny Simpson, Head of Social Work (England), as well as students and staff at the OU are involved in an exciting development in relation to social work education. Mend the Gap is a model for the effective involvement of people who are at the receiving end of services, together with those who provide professional support. Read more about Mend the Gap here

18th April 2018
Dr Hannah Marston and her book Mobile e-Health

Book published and Keynote presentations in 2018

2018 seems to be turning into a busy year for Dr Hannah R. Marston, Research Fellow in the Health & Wellbeing Priority Research Area (H&W PRA). Hannah has recently published Mobile e-Health with colleagues from Swansea University and the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada; and Hannah will be a keynote presenter at two conferences this year.

10th January 2018

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 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

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Oct 25

International Conference MOOCs, language learning and mobility: design, integration, reuse

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:00 to Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 17:00

Walton Hall Campus

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