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Bernadette’s fascination with the mind leads to award nomination

Staff Nurse and Open University graduate Bernadette Guthrie has been shortlisted for a Nursing Times Student Award.

21st October 2020

A future leader: Jen selected for leadership programme

carer holding hands of patientJen has successfully secured one of only 20 places on the inaugural Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership Programme for Mental Health Nursing Associates.

15th October 2020

WELS Student Awards 2020 - Winners Announced

Image of little gold cup with star confetti pouring out onto a blue background, concept for winning or successEvery year, the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) recognises its students for their achievements through the WELS Student Awards, and this year eight talented students received awards in two categories, in a virtual ceremony.

8th October 2020

Surviving Through Story: living through the pandemic with learning disabilities

image of a two smiling girls on a lawnA new project, led by the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group, launched last week.  Surviving Through Story will collect and archive the stories of people with learning disabilities through the pandemic.

7th October 2020

Non-Medical Prescribing and Advanced Clinical Practice Explained

Healthcare in the UK is a fast-paced sector subject to ongoing change and transformation.  Current focus has largely been on the recruitment and training of new nurses.  However, more recently we have also seen increased recognition of the importance of Non-Medical Prescribing and Advanced Clinical Practice roles for the future of the healthcare workforce. 

7th October 2020

New Centre for Languages opens

 The Open Centre for Languages and Culture is the exciting new home for non-accredited short courses in languages and intercultural communication developed by the OU’s School of Languages and Applied Linguistics.

25th September 2020

New book published: A Multilingual Decameron

image of an open book with a forest escaping out of itA team from the OU’s School of Languages and Linguistics (LAL) have this week published a new book A Multilingual Decameron: Stories of a different world. Written during the pandemic, the book contains stories written by OU students, featuring at least one of the languages taught in the School.

23rd September 2020

The language of masked communication

With face-coverings now mandatory in many indoor settings across the UK, will we need to find new ways of communicating?

23rd September 2020

IGATE project in Zimbabwe scores top marks!

The IGATE project has recently heard back from its annual review by DFID, where they've scored an A++ rating for the 'Whole School Development' output.

16th September 2020

OU partners with University of Oxford on learning disability research

Lady with learning disabilities and her carer playing with a dogThe OU and The University of Oxford have been awarded £900,000 by the National Institute for Health (NIHR) to investigate how to improve support for older people with learning disabilities and their family carers. The project is funded through a specific call issued by the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) programme for studies of community health and care services.

9th September 2020

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