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portrait of Professor Kwame Akyeampong. He is sitting in front of a window, facing the camera and smiling. He is wearing a red tie and glasses.

Kwame appointed co-chair of Global Education Advisory Panel

Professor Kwame Akyeampong has been appointed co-chair of the Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP), hosted by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the World Bank.

23rd June 2021
a young boy sits on a woman's lap, nestled into her chest. He is staring sadly into the camera, she has her cheek resting on the top of his head.

Study aims to provide greater support to families with a loved one in prison

Enhancement of the support currently offered to families with a parent or primary carer in prison is the goal of the ‘Families First’ project, a two-year study led by the OU's Children’s Research Centre, in partnership with charity YSS.

22nd June 2021

Education Studies student awarded MBE

Second year Education Studies (Primary) student Aimee has been awarded an MBE in recognition of her work with children with special educational needs and disabilities through the Covid crisis as well as services to teaching assistants.

17th June 2021

TESSA/Commonwealth of Learning collaboration supports Inclusive Education

Building on a partnership that delivered the hugely successful Pan Commonwealth Forum (PCF9) in Edinburgh in 2019, two MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) were developed by WELS colleagues to support the professional development of inclusive education for teachers and teacher educators in Africa.

16th June 2021

Marielle masters applied linguistics

Marielle began study on the Applied Linguistics pathway of the OU Masters in Education whilst living in Spain and working as a private language tutor. The timing - and the course - could not have been more perfect for her, as she explains here.

11th June 2021

OU research shapes Morrisons' new children's book initiative

National supermarket chain Morrisons, working in conjunction with the Reading for Pleasure project has launched a book donation and exchange station for children, in its stores across the UK. The Morrisons Children’s Little Library aims to promote reading and literacy in children, particularly those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

1st June 2021
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COVID-19 research showcase highlights work of WELS Academics

Academics from WELS will present their work next week at the “OU COVID-19 Research: Online Learning and Education” seminar. The event showcases OU-funded projects which have aimed to improve and support aspects of online learning and education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

18th May 2021
Young person talking to a counsellor

OU partners to embed mental wellbeing in HE

The OU is collaborating with De Montfort and other UK universities in a study to identify best practice for the Higher Education sector on ‘embedding mental wellbeing’ in the curriculum.

13th May 2021

On International Nurses Day: Be inspired by OU Nurses

On International Nurses Day we hear from OU nursing students and graduates who have taken opportunities offered by the pandemic to diversity their skills and experience.

11th May 2021

WELS welcomes four new Professors

Four academics from the Faculty of WELS have been promoted to Professor. Find out more about them and their work. 

21st April 2021

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Jul 20

Is young people's care gendered? International perspectives

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 13:30 to 16:00

This webinar is free to attend and will be delivered online using Microsoft Teams.

Contact: Geraldine Boyle

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