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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

OU wins Going Higher for Student Carers award

carer kneeling talking to a child in a wheelchairExtensive work to develop support for student carers at The Open University has been acknowledged with a Going Higher for Student Carers Recognition Award.

4th November 2020

Non-Medical Prescribing and Advanced Clinical Practice Explained

Healthcare in the UK is a fast-paced sector subject to ongoing change and transformation.  Current focus has largely been on the recruitment and training of new nurses.  However, more recently we have also seen increased recognition of the importance of Non-Medical Prescribing and Advanced Clinical Practice roles for the future of the healthcare workforce. Both Non-Medical Prescribing and Advanced Clinical Practice have been highlighted in the 2019 NHS Long Term Plan and 2020/21People Plan as key to workforce transformation and improving care.  Here, we explain more about these roles and the contribution that these highly trained healthcare professionals make within multidisciplinary healthcare teams.

7th October 2020

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

Major international education conference to begin

The Ninth Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF9), a major international conference on inclusive and open education, will kick off at BT Murrayfield, in Edinburgh, on Monday. Read more.

6th September 2019

OU collaborates with BBC on The Big Hospital Experiment

Episode one of The Big Hospital Experiment airs tomorrow, on BBC Two, at 9pm. The programme follows a group of young people as they embark on a radical social experiment – volunteering on the NHS front-line to deliver patient care. Read more.

3rd September 2019


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