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Lord Rix tribute - a 30 year association with the OU

Our Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group work regularly with the RIX Research and Media team that produced this video featuring people with learning disability who worked with Lord Rix.

7th September 2016
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Sport and Fitness team design Medal Quest

Can you help a talented child athlete make it all the way to the Olympic finals?

4th August 2016

New MOOC: Spanish for beginners

Have you ever visited Spain and wished you spoke some Spanish to interact with the locals and understand more of the country? Have you ever travelled to Central or South America and been fascinated by the language, the people and their cultures? Have you always wanted to find a way into the food, music, cinema or literature of the Spanish-speaking world?

This new mooc is now available free from Future Learn

30th July 2016
Congratulations! 25 years of Language Teaching

Happy birthday to OU Languages

The OU has been teaching languages for 25! They marked the day with a brilliant conference, Languages: MK which, by all accounts, was a resounding success and a suitable celebration of 25 years of language teaching. Congratulations to you all and here's to the next 25!

8th July 2016
David Ferran receiving his award

OU Ireland student wins RCN Student Nurse of the Year Award

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our Nursing student, David Ferran, has won the Student Nurse of the Year Award at The Royal College of Nursing's Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards!

2nd June 2016
The Big C and Me

The Big C & Me

Professor Jan Draper and Dr Mathijs Lucassen are the lead academics on the BBC series 'The Big C & Me', showing that a cancer diagnosis is no longer the death sentence it once was. 

1st June 2016
Old School with the Hairy Bikers

Old School with the Hairy Bikers

Andy Rixon and Stephen Harrison (WELS), and Dr Jonathan Hughes (CICP) are the lead academics on the BBC2 series 'Old School With The Hairy Bikers', which aims to tackle loneliness and promote understanding between the generations.

10th May 2016
Sam Murphy and Carol Komaromy

Open University co-production wins Learning on Screen Award

Dementiaville (Episode 2) has won the General Education Broadcast Award at the Learning Screen Awards 2016!

29th April 2016
The Care Act 2014

'The Care Act: One Year On' - Mary Larkin a member of the expert panel

We are delighted that Dr Mary Larkin is a member of the expert panel looking at what difference The Care Act 2014 has made to unpaid carers one year on. 

1st April 2016

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