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New BBC/OU series: “We are Black and British”

We are Black and British, a two-part series co-produced by the BBC and the OU, brings together six black Britons from very different backgrounds and viewpoints to share their personal stories and debate being black and British.

22nd February 2022
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New Course to Support Children’s Reading for Pleasure

A new, free, online course, Developing Reading for Pleasure: Engaging Young Readers, from the OU's Reading for Pleasure team provides practical tips for educators and carers on supporting children's enjoyment in reading.

9th February 2022
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Seven things you need to know about WELS apprenticeships

This year marks the fifteenth annual National Apprenticeship Week, running from 7 – 13 February 2022. This year, we’ve pulled together seven things you need to know about the apprenticeships offered by the OU’s Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) in England.

3rd February 2022
Cartoon image of a woman stood on a pile of large coins. She is holding a colourful umbrella (the Legal & General brand). Behind are line drawings of a computer, money, stethoscope, wallet and a heart.

New ‘Midlife MOT’ course launches, with tips on wealth, work and wellbeing

The OU, in partnership with Legal & General, have launched the Midlife MOT; a free course, aimed at 40 to 60 year olds, covering the three key areas of work, wealth and wellbeing, giving them the tools and knowledge to approach mid and later life with confidence.

2nd February 2022
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WELS students lead innovative knowledge-exchange showcase

WELS Doctoral Scholars will present their research in the field of open world learning at a free online event and book launch this month.

1st February 2022
Cutout photograph of Sandy Johnston smiling in outdoor watersports gear and a helmet on a blue background. The OU logo appears in the top left with the words 'SANDY'S JOURNEY' written underneath.

From detective sergeant to small business owner – Sandy’s journey with WELS

From detective sergeant to small business owner – Sandy’s journey with the OU has spanned three decades and is set to continue as he progresses his studies with WELS to support a flourishing new career as an outdoor instructor and coach.

26th January 2022
Two young adults with learning disabilities study something on a tablet screen.

An inclusive approach to end-of-life care planning for people with learning disabilities

A team from The Open University, led by Dr Elizabeth Tilley, will carry out a review on end-of-life care planning with people with learning disabilities.

17th January 2022
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Open Education features in OU-led Special Journal Collection

A special collection of articles on open education practice has been curated by the OU's Global Open Educational Resource Graduate Network, for publication in the Journal of Interactive Media in Education.

13th January 2022
A group of people sit in an employment hearing, in an office room around a big square table.

Improving the experience of witnesses in health and care professional practice proceedings

In a world first, researchers, including Professor Louise Wallace (Co-Principal Investigator) from the WELS School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care, have been funded to study the experience of witnesses who give evidence in professional conduct hearings about care provided by health and social care professionals.

30th November 2021
 A detail from Anna Madeley's cake. It is a hospital made from gingerbread with an NHS sign outside reading, 'Welcome to Jennie Lee University Hospital". Made from fondant icing, a nurse stands over a mother giving birth outside the hospital.

Perinatal wellbeing expressed in cake

Two Postgraduate Researchers from WELS have been announced as winners in the 'Bake Your Research' competition this year.

29th November 2021

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