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Photograph of Petra taken with a fisheye lens, csptured during the data gathering stage of her PhD.

Postgraduate study in the time of COVID

Undertaking any form of research is a challenge in its own right, but having a global pandemic breakout mid-way through is something that nobody expects to happen when they set out on their PhD journey. Find out how WELS student, Petra Vacková, coped with the challenges of carrying out research in such unprecedented times.

14th September 2021
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Education Scotland endorse OU Masters programme

Education Scotland has endorsed The Open University’s Masters in Education qualifications. Their endorsement of the four MA Education specialist pathways was based on an application process and panel interview, in which they explored the extent to which the programme aligned with Scotland’s national model of professional learning.

7th September 2021
close up portrait of Jonathan Yonge. He's wearing a blue shirt and is in a garden with a green lawn in the background.

Jonathan follows his passion for languages

When redundancy hit Jonathan, he took the opportunity to make some lifestyle changes, changing career and following his passions of travel and learning.  Now an OU Modern Languages student, we spoke to Jonathan about his experiences.

20th August 2021
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Funding boost to support positive student mental health practices

A project initiated within WELS to promote best practice in student mental health support has received a major funding award.

19th August 2021
Rob on site at ‘The Courtyard’ where his 100 day placement is located.

How partnership working enabled Social Work practice success

Undeterred by challenges and restrictions faced during the pandemic, reliable relationships and his determination have kept Robs’ employer sponsored study on track.

30th July 2021
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Launch of new golf athlete monitoring app informed by OU research

Informed by research from the Faculty of WELS, a new golf monitoring app has launched, which is designed to offer in-depth athlete analysis as well as research insight. The AMI Sports: Golf app enables golfers to track their training, practice, tournaments and daily wellness measures to provide insights to optimise their performance and reduce the risk of injury.

27th July 2021
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MoCo: Multiple conversational threads across apps

Dr Caroline Tagg has been awarded a British Academy Fellowship for a project that aims to better understand the nature of 21st century communication and the role mobile phones play in people's busy lives.

21st July 2021
A nurse takes a patient's observations while a trainee nurse makes notes in the background

Nursing Associate partnership launches with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

A new partnership between The Open University and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust will provide London residents with the opportunity to launch their career in healthcare as a Nursing Associate.

21st July 2021
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Report shows OU as second highest publisher in technology in language learning

A study which measured and analysed scholarly literature, including research by academics from the Faculty of WELS, has found the OU to be second highest for publications in the field of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), with 75 articles identified.

20th July 2021
Kamal Ibrahim, OU Postgraduate Social Work Student

OU Social Work student appointed as co-researcher on BME inclusive curriculum project

Kamal Ibrahim, a postgraduate Social Work student at The Open University, has been appointed as a co-researcher on a new OU research project.

12th July 2021

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