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A young girl from the Lake Chad area is taking a photograph. Her face is obscured by the camera and she's wearing a green and white hijab

The voices of the children of Lake Chad come to the OU

A series of images and reflections taken by children and young people from the crisis-hit region of Lake Chad will be displayed at The Open University on 27 May. The exhibition offers critical reflection into how participatory photography can facilitate their participation in decision-making around the issues that directly affect their lives.

3rd May 2022
Title image- says Learning on Screen Awards 2022- Nominees Announced

WELS tops Learning on Screen nominations

The Learning on Screen Awards showcase the best in educational film and television, and this year the Faculty of WELS have six nominations from the seven OU films represented. 

28th April 2022
A trophy lies on its side, with golden start confetti spilling out. A headline reads- WELS Tutor Awards 2021

WELS Tutor Awards 2021- an analysis

In 2021, the Faculty of WELS introduced the WELS Tutor Awards for the first time, providing students with the opportunity to recognise the dedication and skill of their tutors. Following the awards, analysis was carried out on the nominations to better understand what students valued from their tutors.

27th April 2022
Lady in a brightly coloured sari looking at a mobile phone

OU project shares in £5.5M research portfolio to improve education tech in low and middle income countries

An OU study to professionally develop maths teachers in low- and middle-income countries is one of the projects within Edtech Hub’s first research portfolio, and will investigate the impact of technology on teaching in Bangladesh. 

14th April 2022
Brick Lane street sign (in English and Bengali)

My home my life: experiences of minority older Bangladeshi communities in East London

Dr Manik Gopinath has received £280,000 in funding to explore the effect living conditions have on the wellbeing of older Bangladeshi communities in East London.

6th April 2022
Three women in an art space. Two in the foreground laugh as one creates a piece of artwork.

Storytelling project plans ‘critical exploration’ of its own methods

An OU team carrying out storytelling-led research will simultaneously analyse whether the method reinforces inequality rather than challenges it.

29th March 2022
A pair of young persons hands tends to a seedling, in a pile of earth

Launch of the new Centre for the Study of Global Development

The Faculty of WELS has launched a new research centre, the Centre for the Study of Global Development (CSGD), which will aim to advance human wellbeing through global development research. The launch event featured a special message from UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J Mohammed.

24th March 2022
Some of the Ghana Ministry of Education delegation outside Walton Hall.   (L-R: Dr Eric Nkansah, Dr Eric Addae-Kyeremeh, Olivier Biard, Prof Mark Adom-Asamoah, Babette Oliver, Dr Jane Cullen, Nana Gyamfi Adwabour.)

Ghana Ministry of Education visits the OU

A delegation from the Ghanaian Ministry of Education recently visited the OU to learn from the OU’s experience and expertise in delivering supported distance learning at scale. They are investigating ways of increasing the number of quality tertiary education places available in Ghana.

23rd March 2022
A young disabled girl in a wheelchair at the beach with her sister. The girl in the chair is smiling while her sister kisses her head

OU Carers Research Group join coalition for young carers

Thousands of children and young people are negatively affected by the impact of their caring responsibilities. The OU’s Carers Research Group have taken action by launching a new network called the Young Carers Alliance, alongside a growing coalition of organisations and individuals.

18th March 2022
Zimbabwean schoolgirl on mobile phone whilst writing in notebook outdoors.

Worldwide access for gender transformative education programme materials

Learning materials created to support adolescent girls in Zimbabwe are now available as an open access resource via OpenLearn Create.

10th March 2022

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