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New nursing apprenticeship to boost healthcare in prisons

A new nursing apprenticeship is set to boost healthcare in prisons and support healthcare assistants to carve out careers in one of the most challenging and rewarding sectors of healthcare.

12th September 2019

Major international education conference to begin

The Ninth Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF9), a major international conference on inclusive and open education, will kick off at BT Murrayfield, in Edinburgh, on Monday.

6th September 2019

WELS research shortlisted for THE 2019 awards

WELS technology designed to boost student retention has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Awards 2019.

5th September 2019

Happy International Literacy Day 2019

WELS academic, Dr Liz Chamberlain is pleased to be working with the National Literacy Trust to relaunch a new writing resource for teachers called Everybody Writes.

6th September 2019

17 Ways to Change the World to launch

An innovative new BBC radio series will launch at the ninth Pan-Commonwealth Forum.

17 Ways to Change the World, based on the UN's sustainable development goals, will be showcased at the international education event in Edingburgh on Monday.

Each goal will be examined from the perspective of a different nation and expressed through the lives of 17-year-olds as they challenge the experts on what action (and inaction) will mean for their futures.

6th September 2019

OU collaborates with BBC on The Big Hospital Experiment

Episode one of The Big Hospital Experiment airs tomorrow, on BBC Two, at 9pm. The programme follows a group of young people as they embark on a radical social experiment – volunteering on the NHS front-line to deliver patient care.

3rd September 2019

Demystifying contraception

A research grant has just been awarded to an OU researcher to demystify contraception.

Dr Victoria Newton, Senior Research Fellow in the OU’s Health and Wellbeing priority research area has been awarded an Early Career Research Grant of £246,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council for a project titled, Reproductive Bodylore: the role of vernacular knowledge in women’s contraceptive decision-making.

15th August 2019
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“The Open University filled a gap that a normal university wouldn’t”

Charlotte Bailey received excellent GCSE grades and was on track to receive a full scholarship from Yale University for their Young Global Scholars programme. Sadly, when she began her A levels, Charlotte began to be bullied by students and teachers.

7th August 2019

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

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Sep 23

Black mothers and childbirth - a reproductive sankofa

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE


Sep 24

Orientation School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport Studies

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 09:30 to 19:30 (Livestream)

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