In the latest assessment, REF 2021, at institutional level 82% of research at The Open University was impact assessed to be ‘world-leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*).
Specifically in terms of research undertaken in our faculty, for REF 2021 we submitted 11 research case studies across three subject areas (referred to by REF as units of assessment), namely: Education, Allied Health Professions (Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy), and Social Policy and Social Work.
Key highlights from our faculty level performance in REF 2021:
In India, there’s an ambition to improve both primary and secondary education, and recognition that developing teachers’ professional competency is essential to achieving that goal.
Online language learning opens the door to new opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds, whether they be career opportunities or the chance to achieve greater personal fulfilment through learning, driven simply by a love of language.
OU researchers have harnessed the power of innovative technology-enabled teaching methods to transform English language education in Bangladesh, improve children’s life prospects and support the country’s economic development and sustainable growth.
The marketing of unhealthy, highly processed foods influences what children and young people want and what they eat, and we know that this has global consequences for their long-term health and wellbeing.
The Open University has always been about making education more accessible to all learners, and vital to the success of this is making teaching and learning materials that are freely available and easily adaptable.
Read about how this ground-breaking research is fostering children's love of reading across the UK.
Research by The Open University has introduced keyword signing into classrooms in Indonesia, enabling children with special educational needs to participate successfully in lessons.
Destigmatising abortion with practitioners and legislators, through education and public engagement, for women who have had an abortion and people in wider society.
People with diabetes can feel stigmatised if the doctors and nurses they talk to use judgemental language about their condition. It can even cause a breakdown in trust and communication between professional and patient that may prevent those with diabetes from getting the help they need.
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