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Keep Me Walking: Barriers and facilitators to outdoor exercise for people with dementia

An Open University research team led by Dr Jitka Vseteckova, Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise Lead for the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care (HWSC), are working with The Parks Trust, an independent charity caring for over 6,000 acres of parkland and green space in Milton Keynes, to evaluate a new walking programme initiative for people living with dementia and their informal carers and families.

9th September 2020

Health Education England (HEE) announce additional government funding for nursing apprenticeships

two nurses in practiceNew Health Education England (HEE) funding will provide financial support for employers to unlock more learning opportunities by granting additional support to cover the costs associated with apprenticeship training. A welcome advancement which brings immense benefits to not only NHS trusts, healthcare providers, and their workers, but also their patients. 

8th September 2020

Youth Mental Health Day 2020: Children on the Coronavirus

Youth mental health conceptYoung people’s lives have been drastically disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic; Youth Mental Health Day (7th September 2020) aims to get young people, and those who support them, talking about how to improve mental health.

4th September 2020

RCN Fellowship honour for Dr Claire Chatterton

Portrait of Claire ChattertonDr Claire Chatterton has been awarded Fellowship of the RCN (Royal College of Nursing) at this year’s RCN Awards.

29th July 2020

The Language of Protest Wins Bronze at EVCOM Clarion Awards 2020

Protest banner illustrationDr Philip Seargeant has been awarded Bronze in the Education and Training category at the 2020 EVCOM Clarion Awards for his short documentary film, ‘The Language of Protest, produced in collaboration with Hamlett Films. The film, which was shot pre-lockdown and focuses predominantly on protests around the climate crisisis an insightful look at political communication in the era of the protest.

29th July 2020

OU Collaborates with The Reading Agency on Teachers' Reading Challenge

Father and son reading at homeFollowing the recent Reading Together Day initiative, the OU’s Reading for Pleasure programme, led by Professor Teresa Cremin, has partnered with The Reading Agency to launch a Teachers’ Reading Challenge this summer. Due to launch on 14 August, the initiative aims to create a community for teachers to share their thoughts and recommendations on children’s literature.

29th July 2020

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

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