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OU education research shapes children’s books initiative for Morrisons

Research into education at the OU has helped to launch Morrisons’ Children’s Little Library in stores across England, Wales and Scotland.

18th May 2021
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Researching OU students and COVID-19

A project has been funded to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students at the OU.

18th May 2021
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Race and Ethnicity Hub launched

A short film is being produced to investigate race-related health issues, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

18th May 2021
Father and daughter reading a book

Improving children’s wellbeing with picture fiction

A project, funded by the OU, is developing resources for teachers and parents to help them support children’s wellbeing.

18th May 2021
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Funding for Open Centre for Languages and Cultures

The Open Centre for Languages and Culture launched in October 2020, providing short courses which cover general linguistic and intercultural communication skills and specific industry-related support.

17th May 2021
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Open digital badges for teacher development

The Open University's Dr Simon Cross has been working with partners in India to establish the role for open digital badges in teacher professional development during a future with COVID-19.

17th May 2021
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Professional Development for Social Workers

A project has been funded by the OU to provide free continual professional development (CPD) resources for keyworkers during the pandemic.

17th May 2021
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Pathways - e-Assessment for African Higher Education

A project funded by the OU is addressing the urgent need for online assessments across the African continent.

13th May 2021
Some long non-coding RNAs make it easier for cancer cells to multiply. nobeastsofierce/ Shutterstock

Cancer: how one type of RNA could be the future of treatment

Cells are the basic building blocks of all living things. So, in order to treat or cure almost any disease or condition – including cancer – you first need to have a fundamental understanding of cell biology.

7th May 2021
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OU recognised for health and inequalities in THE Impact Rankings 2021

The Open University (OU) has been recognised in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021 for its impact towards creating a sustainable future.

27th April 2021

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