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Pictured Left to Right: Award winners Grace McAleer, Nathan Weir and Lois Gaffney

Success for OU students at RCN Nurse of the Year Awards

Open University Nursing students and alumni have picked up prestigious awards at Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Nurse of the Year awards. 

4th July 2023
Graphic card: Photograph of Dr Mike Courtney alongside the text "Meet the Tutors - Dr Mike Courtney, School of Languages & Applies Linguistics"

Meet the Tutors: Dr Mike Courtney

Dr Mike Courtney’s career began with a high-flying role as a commercial airline pilot. Yet academics would be where he’d earn his wings, eventually becoming an Associate Lecturer (Tutor) in the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics. Discover his inspirational teaching style – an approach that recently saw him win a student-voted Tutor Award.

26th May 2023
Senior woman sitting in chair laughing with a care professional in a care setting.

New research and toolkit to provide transformative approach to care launched by OU academics

A new toolkit to provide practitioners with the information they need to implement ‘relational care’ in practice with older people in a range of care settings has been launched by Dr Manik Gopinath and Professor Mary Larkin at an event hosted at the House of Lords on 17th May, attended by 120 delegates

25th May 2023

New report shows cost-effective ways to improve global learning

The 13-member Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP) recently produced a report on cost-effective approaches to improve global learning. This panel is co-chaired by the Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Development (CSGD) – Professor Kwame Akyeampong and Professor Abhijit Banerjee, Nobel prize-winning economist from the Massachusetts Institute of Tec

18th May 2023
This image is of Grace at the NI Chief Nursing conference.

Nursing student Grace impresses at NI Chief Nursing Conference

Open University nursing student Grace McAleer, a final year student on the Northern Ireland (NI) Adult Future Nurse Pre-Registration Nursing Degree Programme, and a Senior Nursing Assistant at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, presented her work on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) at the NI Chief Nursing Conference on Thursday 4 May 2023.

11th May 2023
A photograph of David Bowie's 'Ziggy Stardust' painted on a brick wall

How Ziggy Stardust is helping employers support workplace learning for Social Workers

In this article, OU academic and registered Social Worker Dr Gillian Ferguson reconceptualises workplace learning for Social Workers using her social work research 'When David Bowie created Ziggy Stardust'.

11th April 2023
Learning on Screen Awards 2023 nominee logo

Learning on Screen award nomination for OU interactive

An interactive resource written by Dr Philippa Waterhouse, Senior Lecturer in Health, has been shortlisted for a 2023 Learning on Screen award.

5th April 2023
Graphic card: Photograph of Dr Deborah Steele alongside the text "Meet the Tutors - Dr Deborah Steele, School of Health, Wellbeing & Social Care

Meet the Tutors: Deborah Steele – “I know what it’s like to juggle study and life”

Dr Deborah Steele is impressive. Not only is she a tutor (we call them Associate Lecturers at the OU) in nursing and healthcare, but she is also the first in her family to get a degree, which like many of our students, she did whilst working two part-time jobs and raising four children alone. Here’s how... 

30th March 2023
Collage of four bakes created by WELS postgraduate researchers for the OU's Bake Your Research competition over the years (2018-2021).

Where are they now? PhD bakers catch-up

Each year, OU PhD students have the chance to make a cake that represents their studies for the annual Graduate School ‘Bake Your Research’ competition. We caught up with previous contestants from the Faculty to see where they are now.

29th March 2023
Portrait of Dr Jennifer Agbaire and Dr Sharif Haider

Two CSGD projects proposals are accepted on the Open Societal Challenges programme

Two exciting new project proposals by members of the Centre for the Study of Global Development have been accepted by the Open Societal Challenges (OSC) programme, an OU initiative bringing together the university’s academic community to develop inclusive research that will drive positive societal change. 

28th March 2023

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Ageing Well Public Talks Series: Memory and spending time outdoors – Ellie Broad & Jitka Vseteckova

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 11:00 to 13:00

Online - Zoom or Stadium

Contact: Dr Jitka Vseteckova

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