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Getting to zero: The persistence of HIV stigma

Back view portrait of young man with dyed hair hugging boyfriend while he touching his hand. They are resting on sofa in front of windows.On World AIDS Day 2020 we spoke to Dr Tom Witney, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS), about HIV stigma and how recent advances in HIV treatment not only promise to alter the dynamics of the epidemic but have the potential to transform the experience of people living with HIV.

1st December 2020

Karen's story: Cancer, coursework, and cake!

Photo of Karen Baker, WELS Inspirational Student Award winner, smiling holding her certificateKaren Baker, recipient of a WELS Student Inspirational Achievement Award 2020, was determined to complete her Primary Education studies despite experiencing major health issues in the final stages of her degree.

27th November 2020

Leeds Future You nursing partnership wins NHS award

Smiling student nurse holding papersAn Open University, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust programme wins regional Wellbeing at Work award.

26th November 2020

WELS wins Guardian University Award; comes runner-up in a second!

The Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies has scooped a prestigious Guardian University Award and taken the runner-up spot in a second category. The Awards showcase some of the best work from across the Higher Education (HE) sector. 

25th November 2020

Professor of Literacy recognised with storytelling fellowship

OU Professor of Literacy, Natalia Kucirkova, has been awarded a Jacobs Foundation Fellowship in recognition of her research into the impact of multimedia personalised stories for children.

22nd November 2020

Nurses, stress and COVID-19

Coronavirus and COVID-19 has unexpectedly placed nurses on the centre stage of health care services across the globe. Dr Rebecca Garcia reflects on the care of nursing staff during the pandemic.

19th November 2020

OU academic joins Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel

Portrait photo of Kwame Akyeampong, sitting in front of a windowProfessor Kwame Akyeampong, School of ECYS, has joined the Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel to share his international research and expertise on education systems in Africa.

18th November 2020

Research into the impact of coronavirus on young Black Britons

Black teen girl, wearing a blue surgical mask, staring into the distance with her arms foldedDr Michael Boampong has received £10,000 from the OU’s COVID-19 Rapid Response funding scheme to research the impact of COVID-19 on young Black Britons.

17th November 2020

Open University partners with Brook on RSE support from Local Authorities

An OU team has worked with sexual health and wellbeing charity, Brook, to support RSE planning in schools.

17th November 2020

Transforming mental health care in secure environments

Photograph of OU student LauryDelivering healthcare in a forensic hospital, BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) student, Laury has harnessed her background as a journalist to launch a series of innovative projects to support the service users she works with.

16th November 2020

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