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"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

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


Apr 22

Inspirational speakers programme for French Studies - Dr Sura Qadiri

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 20:00 to 21:00

LAL Common room

Contact: Emilia Wilton-Godberfforde

Jul 20

Is young people's care gendered? International perspectives

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 14:00 to 17:00

This webinar is free to attend and will be delivered online using Microsoft Teams.The link to the webinar will be sent prior to the event.

Contact: Geraldine Boyle

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