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ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership

The Open University sees success as one of the collaborating research organisations in an ESRC-funded Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).

22nd November 2016
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The Lottery of Birth - 20th February 2017

The School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care's massive online open course (MOOC) 'The Lottery of Birth' will examine the inequalities of birth, with a particular focus on being rich or poor and being born male or female.

14th November 2016
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‘Simon’s Choice: How to Die’ wins at the 2016 Grierson Awards

We are delighted to announce that our BBC co-production ‘Simon’s Choice: How to Die’ won Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme (Domestic) at the 2016 Grierson Awards.

9th November 2016

An inspiration to other student nurses

Congratulations to Open University student nurse, John Edwards who was awarded Outstanding Learner of the Year at Health Education Wessex Shine Awards on 20th October 2016.

31st October 2016
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All in the Mind - Radio 4

The OU/Radio 4 series "All in the Mind" returns with a new 8-part series starting Tuesday 25th October. Produced with support from our faculty, the programmes are broadcast each Tuesday at 21.00 with a repeat on the following day, Wednesday, at 15.30.

26th October 2016

OU Nursing in TOP TEN for student satisfaction

We are delighted by the verdict of our students on the quality of support for learning and practice on our innovative, work-based route into nursing.

7th September 2016
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Lord Rix tribute - a 30 year association with the OU

Our Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group work regularly with the RIX Research and Media team that produced this video featuring people with learning disability who worked with Lord Rix.

7th September 2016
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Sport and Fitness team design Medal Quest

Can you help a talented child athlete make it all the way to the Olympic finals?

4th August 2016

New MOOC: Spanish for beginners

Have you ever visited Spain and wished you spoke some Spanish to interact with the locals and understand more of the country? Have you ever travelled to Central or South America and been fascinated by the language, the people and their cultures? Have you always wanted to find a way into the food, music, cinema or literature of the Spanish-speaking world?

This new mooc is now available free from Future Learn

30th July 2016
Congratulations! 25 years of Language Teaching

Happy birthday to OU Languages

The OU has been teaching languages for 25! They marked the day with a brilliant conference, Languages: MK which, by all accounts, was a resounding success and a suitable celebration of 25 years of language teaching. Congratulations to you all and here's to the next 25!

8th July 2016

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