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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

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

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