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Surviving Through Story: living through the pandemic with learning disabilities

image of a two smiling girls on a lawnA new project, led by the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group, launched last week.  Surviving Through Story will collect and archive the stories of people with learning disabilities through the pandemic.

7th October 2020

Non-Medical Prescribing and Advanced Clinical Practice Explained

Healthcare in the UK is a fast-paced sector subject to ongoing change and transformation.  Current focus has largely been on the recruitment and training of new nurses.  However, more recently we have also seen increased recognition of the importance of Non-Medical Prescribing and Advanced Clinical Practice roles for the future of the healthcare workforce. 

7th October 2020

New Centre for Languages opens

 The Open Centre for Languages and Culture is the exciting new home for non-accredited short courses in languages and intercultural communication developed by the OU’s School of Languages and Applied Linguistics.

25th September 2020

New book published: A Multilingual Decameron

image of an open book with a forest escaping out of itA team from the OU’s School of Languages and Linguistics (LAL) have this week published a new book A Multilingual Decameron: Stories of a different world. Written during the pandemic, the book contains stories written by OU students, featuring at least one of the languages taught in the School.

23rd September 2020

The language of masked communication

With face-coverings now mandatory in many indoor settings across the UK, will we need to find new ways of communicating?

23rd September 2020

IGATE project in Zimbabwe scores top marks!

The IGATE project has recently heard back from its annual review by DFID, where they've scored an A++ rating for the 'Whole School Development' output.

16th September 2020

OU partners with University of Oxford on learning disability research

Lady with learning disabilities and her carer playing with a dogThe OU and The University of Oxford have been awarded £900,000 by the National Institute for Health (NIHR) to investigate how to improve support for older people with learning disabilities and their family carers. The project is funded through a specific call issued by the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) programme for studies of community health and care services.

9th September 2020

Keep Me Walking: Barriers and facilitators to outdoor exercise for people with dementia

An Open University research team led by Dr Jitka Vseteckova, Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise Lead for the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care (HWSC), are working with The Parks Trust, an independent charity caring for over 6,000 acres of parkland and green space in Milton Keynes, to evaluate a new walking programme initiative for people living with dementia and their informal carers and families.

9th September 2020

Health Education England (HEE) announce additional government funding for nursing apprenticeships

two nurses in practiceNew Health Education England (HEE) funding will provide financial support for employers to unlock more learning opportunities by granting additional support to cover the costs associated with apprenticeship training. A welcome advancement which brings immense benefits to not only NHS trusts, healthcare providers, and their workers, but also their patients. 

8th September 2020

Youth Mental Health Day 2020: Children on the Coronavirus

Youth mental health conceptYoung people’s lives have been drastically disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic; Youth Mental Health Day (7th September 2020) aims to get young people, and those who support them, talking about how to improve mental health.

4th September 2020

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Events

Jul 20

Is young people's care gendered? International perspectives

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 13:30 to 16:00

This webinar is free to attend and will be delivered online using Microsoft Teams.

Contact: Geraldine Boyle

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