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OU academic leads new UK guidance to improve research ethics standards

John Oates, Professor of Developmental Psychology, is lead author for the new guidance entitled ‘Research  Ethics Support and Review in Research Organisations’, which launched this month.

7th May 2020

OU’s Nursing Practice Tutors sewing for students

Mary Griffiths at her sewing machine

Practice Tutors from the OU’s Nursing team have been using their time in lockdown to make scrub bags and hats for NHS workers.

6th May 2020

New research funding to explore why European universities are teaching in English

Dr Kristina Hultgren has been awarded a prestigious UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship, for over £1.1mn, to explore why the use of English as a teaching language in non-English-speaking European countries is increasing, despite students struggling to understand it.

5th May 2020

OU partners with Brook to deliver online course to support abortion education in schools

Woman looking at a pregnancy testShaped by research from Professor of Social Policy Research Dr Lesley Hoggart, and Senior Research Fellow Dr Victoria Newton, The Open University (OU) has partnered with sexual health and wellbeing experts Brook in delivering an online course supporting teachers in providing abortion education in schools. The free training is designed to improve the knowledge and confidence of those teaching about pregnancy decision-making and abortion to young people aged 13+.

29th April 2020

First OU Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Apprentice successfully completes programme

Just over two years since The Open University's Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Apprenticeship (HAP) was launched, Claire Parker becomes the first apprentice to pass her End-Point Assessment (EPA) and successfully complete the programme.

22nd April 2020

Pioneering new Carers Scholarship scheme launched

Woman kneeling, talking to a child in a wheelchairDr Mary Larkin, Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care, has used the knowledge, expertise and networks developed during her twenty years of carer research, to spearhead The Open University’s (OU) innovative new Carers Scholarship Fund, the first of its type in the world.

17th April 2020

Early Childhood team partners in new CPD platform

The Early Childhood team have provided advice and guidance on a new CPD platform for Early Years practitioners created by Pacey.

11th March 2020

"One to watch" in virtual reality

Associate Lecturer and Honorary Associate, Dr Katharine Jewitt has been recognised in the Edtech 50 2020 Yearbook as “one to watch” for her research and work in using virtual reality in work-based learning.

4th March 2020

Translating 'Bad Catholics'

Barbara Spicer (MA Translation student) enjoyed reading James Green's Bad Catholics so much that she approached the author to enquire about the possibility of translating the text into other languages.

18th February 2020

Nursing Apprentice Sophie wins NHCP County Nurse Award

Sophie Bettelley (first-year Adult Nurse Apprenticeship student) has become the proud recipient of the Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP) County Nurse Award.

12th February 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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