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Successful OU Nursing Associate partnership continues in Norfolk

Linda Plowright-PepperFollowing the successful start of an exciting new partnership in Norfolk and Waveney, the Open University continues to work with The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn to train new Nursing Associates. 

17th January 2020

Linda talks about her PhD: 'I like to climb and pick coconuts'

Linda Plowright-PepperPhD researcher Linda came to academia late in her career. For over a decade she was Chief Executive of a national charity which trained young people to become sports leaders and get people active. She's now a researcher with the OU, looking in to how young people experience activity. The title of this piece is a quote from one of Linda’s co-researchers, who was inventing his own world of adventures as he played.

22nd November 2019

OU/BBC co-produced documentary wins Mind Media Award

'David Harewood: Psychosis and Me';, a documentary co-produced by the BBC and The OU’s Broadcast and Partnerships team, has been recognised at the Mind Media Awards. The annual awards recognise and celebrate the best representations of mental health across TV, radio, print and online.

20th November 2019

OU's Children's Research Centre shapes book with Amnesty International

The Open University’s Children’s Research Centre (OUCRC) has launched a report ‘informed by children’ to mark the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The findings will shape two books by Amnesty International UK (AIUK) to educate and empower children and young people.

19th November 2019

Laney's story: Her experience on the Devon Partnership NHS Trust apprenticeship programme for learners with disabilities

Laney works for Devon Partnership NHS Trust, which provides a wide range of NHS services to people with mental health and learning disability needs in Devon, the wider South West region and nationally.

15th November 2019

OU partners with Ministry of Education in Ghana to launch OpenSTEM Africa

The Open University and the Ministry of Education in Ghana have launched a programme to promote the effective teaching of practical science in Senior High Schools. Read more.

25th October 2019

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. Read more.

12th 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.

OU Analyse, an innovative tool which produces predictions on a weekly basis as to whether or not students will submit their teacher-marked assignments and presents outcomes to teachers in a colour-coded dashboard, has been shortlisted in the Technological or Digital Innovation of the Year category. Read more.

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. Read more.

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


Sep 30

Language Matters: Supporting Emotional Health in People with Diabetes

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


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