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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

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

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