Petra Vacková is an award-winning postgraduate research student currently undertaking a PhD within the School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport (ECYS). We caught up with Petra to find out more about her research, which has been recognised by her supervisors and peers with two academic awards in the past year.
Dr Mimi Tatlow-Golden, Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology and Childhood in the WELS School of Education, Childhood, Youth & Sport (ECYS), has praised the government’s announcement of an online and pre-watershed TV ban of advertising for foods high in fat, sugar, and salt (HFSS).
The latest addition to The Open University’s selection of nursing and healthcare practice programmes has received approval from the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). Our new Foundation Degree in Nursing Associate Practice provides an alternative qualifying route, further expanding our offer to suit even more aspiring nurses and employers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.