The OU has been awarded Carer Positive ‘established' status by Carers Scotland. Fiona Roberts, Group HR Director, and Susan Stewart, Director of The OU in Scotland, received the award from Simon Hodgson, Director of Carers Scotland, on behalf of the University.
OU's Emeritus Professor of Education, Bob Moon, was awarded a CBE in the latest Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his pioneering work in teacher education in developing countries. Bob, who joined the OU in 1987, was instrumental in introducing teacher education and training. He set up the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) programme, benefitting millions of teachers in Africa.
Celebrating 70 years of the NHS, The NHS: A People’s History is a three-part series presented by Alex Brooker and tells the story of the NHS through the voices of the people whose lives it has affected, from its birth in 1948 to the present day. Starts on 2nd July 2018 at 9pm on BBC4.
We are very pleased to announce that the book entitled "Innovative language teaching and learning at university: integrating informal learning into formal language education", edited by Fernando Rosell-Aguilar, Tita Beaven, and Mara Fuertes-Gutiérrez is now released; it is freely available online, and purchasable as a paperback.
Jenny Simpson, Head of Social Work (England), as well as students and staff at the OU are involved in an exciting development in relation to social work education. Mend the Gap is a model for the effective involvement of people who are at the receiving end of services, together with those who provide professional support. Read more about Mend the Gaphere
Victoria Cumming received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Work and was also given the Andrew Cornwell Award 2017 for the highest-performing graduate in the social work programme at the Open University's degree ceremony in Edinburgh on Saturday 28th October 2017. Full story
Our new PG Diploma in Social Work enables employers to tap into the talent in their graduate social care workforce to develop vitally needed qualified social workers. With our new PG Diploma, relevant graduates with experience of social care will be supported to qualify as social workers in just 18 months.