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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
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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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WELS Professor wins UKLA Academic Book Award 2021

Natalia Kucirkova, Professor of Reading and Children’s Development in the WELS School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport (ECYS) has won the UK Literary Association (UKLA) Academic Book Award 2021 by unanimous vote for her title ‘How and Why to Read and Create Children’s Digital Books: A Guide for Primary Practitioners’.

6th July 2021
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Petra Vacková: Research with an educational justice drive

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.

1st July 2021
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Return of the Teachers’ Reading Challenge

The Teachers' Reading Challenge is back, with a launch event focussing on 'Reading and Recuperation'.

30th June 2021
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Junk food ad ban backed by WELS academic

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).

29th June 2021
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Expanding healthcare qualifications: NMC approves new Foundation Degree in Nursing Associate Practice

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.

24th June 2021

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