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OU academic joins Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel

Portrait photo of Kwame Akyeampong, sitting in front of a windowProfessor Kwame Akyeampong, School of ECYS, has joined the Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel to share his international research and expertise on education systems in Africa.

18th November 2020

Research into the impact of coronavirus on young Black Britons

Black teen girl, wearing a blue surgical mask, staring into the distance with her arms foldedDr Michael Boampong has received £10,000 from the OU’s COVID-19 Rapid Response funding scheme to research the impact of COVID-19 on young Black Britons.

17th November 2020

Open University partners with Brook on RSE support from Local Authorities

An OU team has worked with sexual health and wellbeing charity, Brook, to support RSE planning in schools.

17th November 2020

Transforming mental health care in secure environments

Photograph of OU student LauryDelivering healthcare in a forensic hospital, BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) student, Laury has harnessed her background as a journalist to launch a series of innovative projects to support the service users she works with.

16th November 2020

OU co-production returns as hospitals adjust to pandemic

Award-winning OU/BBC co-production ‘Hospital’ returns for a sixth series, filmed at London’s Royal Free Trust hospitals as staff and patients grapple with the extraordinary challenge of operating within the new COVID landscape.

9th November 2020

OU wins Going Higher for Student Carers award

carer kneeling talking to a child in a wheelchairExtensive work to develop support for student carers at The Open University has been acknowledged with a Going Higher for Student Carers Recognition Award.

4th November 2020

NMC approval for new blended nursing degree partnership

The latest addition to The Open University’s selection of nursing programmes has received approval from the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and provides a direct-entry route for individuals in London and the South West region looking to kick-start their nursing career.

2nd November 2020

How to enhance post-COVID healthcare with advanced practice

As we slowly look towards the post-pandemic future, NHS employers and staff must give genuine, considered thought to protecting and strengthening for the years ahead. Acknowledging the importance of flexible, continuous, high-level education such as Advanced Clinical Practice and Non-Medical Prescribing, may be as important a step as any.

28th October 2020

OU Nurse Solomon nominated for inclusivity contribution award

OU Student Nurse Solomon Jones has been nominated for the Nursing Times Mary Seacole Award in recognition of his contribution to diversity and inclusion.

27th October 2020

OU Nursing Apprentice shares journey with All Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships

Anthony, a Registered Nurse Degree Apprentice at The Open University, has shared his story of progression with the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Apprenticeships. The online APPG on Apprenticeships session, held on 20 October, focused on the importance of degree apprenticeships.  Anthony was put forward to share the impact of his learning and the career progression he has experienced. 

21st October 2020

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