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New Professor of Children’s Reading appointed

Natalia Kucirkova, a former OU post-graduate, has joined the OU’s School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sports as Professor of Reading. With a background in children’s reading, including social justice in children’s literacy and research on children's use of e-books and apps, Professor Kucirkova is also an expert on personalisation and use of children's personal data.

28th July 2020

New Professor of International Education and Development appointed

Professor Kwame Akyeampong has been appointed Professor of International Education and Development in the OU’s School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sports.

22nd July 2020

Training future nurses on the Leeds Future You programme

The Open University has joined forces with Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to create a new apprenticeship route for experienced and aspiring healthcare workers. Part of the Trust’s Future You career development programme, the apprenticeship will support the growth of the Trust while providing a new pathway to individuals wishing to launch their career as a Nursing Associate or Registered Nurse.

17th July 2020

OU partners in innovative new blended nursing degree

Male nurse with patientThe OU is part of an innovative new Health Education England (HEE) project to deliver a unique pre-registration blended learning nursing curriculum in London and the South West from February 2021.

9th July 2020

NMC approves the OU’s new Future Nurse curriculum

The Open University’s (OU) new Future Nurse curriculum has been formally approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

8th July 2020

Volunteers wanted to pilot Physical Development course

Group of children playingA new course on Futurelearn aiming to show how to ensure young children do enough physical activity and how that activity improves child mental and physical health development commences at the end of July.The free-to-access course has been developed by the OU in partnership with Public Health England (PHE) and funded by Health Education England. 

17th June 2020

Double BAFTA nomination success for WELS/BBC co-productions

Two programmes co-produced by the BBC and The Open University’s Broadcast and Partnership Team, and with academic consultants from the Faculty of WELS, have been shortlisted for the 2020 British Academy Television Awards.

12th June 2020

New 'Becoming a teacher' course launched on Futurelearn

School children in uniform studying at computersAcademics from The Open University’s Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) have created a new free short course, ‘Becoming a teacher’, hosted on Futurelearn.

3rd June 2020

Coronavirus citizen science project now live

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.

28th May 2020

​Prestigious national appointment for Professor Teresa Cremin

Professor of Literacy in the School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport, Teresa Cremin, has been appointed as ‘Reading Expert’ for the English Hubs Council.

21st May 2020


Sep 30

Language Matters: Supporting Emotional Health in People with Diabetes

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 11:30 to 13:00


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