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Trainer in Your Pocket selected as one of the top 15 EdTech innovations in Bangladesh

Trainer in Your Pocket, an initiative from the OU’s Centre for the Study of Global Development, has been selected as one of the top 15 EdTech innovations in Bangladesh. Since the initiative's launch, over 54,000 teachers have used Trainer in Your Pocket to improve children’s learning, reaching 7.4 million students in Bangladesh.

5th December 2023
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‘Inside Our Autistic Minds’ wins at Grierson Awards

'Inside Our Autistic Minds', An Open University/BBC co-production, supported by academics from the OU’s Faculty of WELS has been honoured at the prestigious Grierson Awards, which recognise innovative and exciting documentary films.

24th November 2023
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WELS alumna receives MBE

OU alumna Jane Green recently received her MBE, awarded for her work as founder of SEDSConnective, a volunteer and user-led neurodivergent and symptomatic hypermobility health charity.

23rd November 2023
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Emeritus Professor recognised for contribution to distance education

Professor Emeritus Alan Tait, former Pro-Vice Chancellor of The Open University, has been awarded Honorary Lifetime Membership of the ICDE (International Council for Open and Distance Education), one of only 13 honorary memberships granted during the organisation’s 85-year history.

23rd November 2023
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First group graduates from the FIFA Guardians Safeguarding in Sport Diploma

The first learners from the FIFA Guardians Safeguarding in Sport Diploma graduated in October, celebrated at a FIFA Safeguarding Summit in Zurich. The Diploma aims to strengthen and professionalise safeguarding standards in football and was developed with experts including academics from The Open University.

17th November 2023
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New Children’s Research Centre report launched at Houses of Parliament

Not enough is being done across the UK to support parents, children and young people experiencing family imprisonment according to new research by The Open University’s Children’s Research Centre and Worcestershire charity YSS. 

25th July 2023
A group of people outside the OU's Walton Hall: left to right: Oli Biard, Dr Eric Addae-Kyeremeh (Head of School ECYS), Dr Beatrice Inyangala, Andrew Law, Hellen Wamittah (Kenya Ministry of Education), Leo Liu (OU Business Development Unit)

Kenya Ministry of Education visits to discuss developing their digital education provision

The Principal Secretary in charge of higher education at the Ministry of Education in Kenya was recently welcomed to the OU’s Milton Keynes campus by colleagues from the School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport (ECYS), the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) and the OU’s Business Development Unit. The aim of her visit was to develop understanding of the OU’s successful supported distance learning model and explore elements that could be applicable in delivering quality higher education at scale in Kenya.

19th July 2023
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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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Our award-winning researchers reflect on their OU People’s Choice Award win

Watch new videos of our winners of The Open University’s first ever People’s Choice Award as they share their thoughts about winning, reflect on their current project and discuss how the OU has helped shape the way in which they conduct research.

16th February 2023
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WELS bakes the way to victory for second consecutive year

Results are in for the annual Open University Graduate School ‘Bake Your Research’ competition… and WELS has bagged the top spot for a second year running.

12th January 2023

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