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Adding ZEST to schooling in Africa

Learning outcomes for Zambia are low - more than 80% of children are unable to read and write at the end of their first year of learning and the country has one of the highest pupil-teacher ratios in sub-Saharan Africa.

18th July 2019

The Open University and Sport England unveil free sport coaching course

The Open University and Sport England have partnered to deliver a free online course to educate and develop sports coaches, officials, instructors and activity leaders. Available on the OU’s free learning platform, OpenLearn – ‘Coaching Others to Coach’ launches on 8 July and can be studied by anyone at any time.

8th July 2019

A high point for TIDE in Myanmar

The first Open University international development programme to operate in Myanmar reached a milestone with its third and largest yet residential school, for 228 academic and support staff from 21 Myanmar universities.

27th June 2019

OU student wins Care Apprentice Award

Heather always wanted to be a mental health nurse, having worked as a carer for a number of years. When she was given the chance by her employer to study for an Open University course in Health Care Practise, she grabbed the opportunity. Earlier this year, Heather was awarded the Care Apprentice Award at the National Care Awards, as Carers Week begins, she talks about her journey with The OU.

10th June 2019

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

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

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

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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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