The Open University News Archive - 2014


August

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Open University Amongst Top UK Universities for Student Satisfaction  12 Aug 2014

July

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Comet-chasing Rosetta mission gives local school students the chance to reach for the stars  25 Jul 2014
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Research reveals half of UK small business owners relish being in charge  24 Jul 2014
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Award-winning OU / BBC series ‘The Secret History of our Streets’ returns to reveal Scottish History  24 Jul 2014
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OU sponsors sonic art installation 'Chorus' at Milton Keynes International Festival  17 Jul 2014
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OU becomes first UK University to extend free learning to new social media site Bibblio  17 Jul 2014
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OU students compete on new series of University Challenge  14 Jul 2014
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The Open University Announces Departure of Vice-Chancellor Martin Bean  10 Jul 2014

June

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Helping dogs ‘sniff out’ cancer – OU unveils new life-changing device  30 Jun 2014
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OU researchers name crater on Mercury ‘Aneirin’ after Welsh poet  24 Jun 2014
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Latest figures from UK’s largest poverty survey reveals rising deprivation  19 Jun 2014
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Faculty of Social Sciences hosts pioneering Student Connections online conference with undergraduates taking centre-stage  18 Jun 2014
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Top Chinese Universities Join FutureLearn to Provide Free Online Courses  17 Jun 2014
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New channels open up learning at the OU and make study more sociable  12 Jun 2014
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OU Scoops Two National Awards for Teaching Excellence  12 Jun 2014
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Scientists find new molecule that contributes to brain disease  10 Jun 2014
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Open University students celebrate their success at annual awards ceremony  06 Jun 2014

May

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Researchers help uncover story behind mystery Iron Age meteorite in Hampshire  30 May 2014
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OU AND PINEWOOD STUDIOS JOIN FORCES TO OFFER INTRODUCTION TO WORLD OF FILM  30 May 2014
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OU Professor awarded global role in Open Educational Resources  23 May 2014
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Universities and Science Minister Joins 10th Anniversary Celebration of Space Imaging Partnership  22 May 2014
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OU Wins Two National Awards for Supporting Women in STEMM subjects  15 May 2014
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OU helps unlock mystery of supernova explosions and black holes  14 May 2014
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Tributes paid by The Open University to “inspirational” planetary scientist Professor Colin Pillinger  08 May 2014
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New research reveals that 70% of UK adults aren’t able to answer GCSE level finance questions  08 May 2014
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Free places offered on new starter courses by The Open University  07 May 2014
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Older eyewitnesses make mistakes in police identity parades  07 May 2014
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Open University appoints new Pro-Chancellor  06 May 2014

April

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Snakeshead fritillaries count investigates if plant has adaptions to climate change  24 Apr 2014
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ESRC-DfID funding of £500,000 for global project on regional integration and poverty reduction  23 Apr 2014
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New research reveals how social media can transform small business networking  23 Apr 2014
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New free Open University course explores what football can teach us about business  11 Apr 2014
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Professor Doreen Massey given top geography Award  11 Apr 2014
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New free psychology course explores how a suspect memory can lead to miscarriages of justice  07 Apr 2014
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Activities and Arts help toddlers' development  07 Apr 2014
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Shadow Universities Minister visits The Open University  04 Apr 2014

March

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9 in 10 people are concerned about who can access their personal information  26 Mar 2014
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OU leads vital research into part-time student experiences in higher education  26 Mar 2014
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Professor Brigid Featherstone conferred as Academician  20 Mar 2014
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Publication puts poverty at heart of referendum debate  14 Mar 2014
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Martha Lane Fox appointed as Chancellor of The Open University  12 Mar 2014
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People’s Postcode Lottery Launches World’s Largest Green Innovation Competition  11 Mar 2014
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Open University MBA ranked amongst best in the world  10 Mar 2014

February

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The Open University celebrates double success at Guardian awards  28 Feb 2014
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£1.5M community research project to reignite energy debate  24 Feb 2014
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PLATO space mission chosen to discover new worlds  21 Feb 2014
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Open University academics to investigate improvements to UK policing  12 Feb 2014
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OU student graduates after 43 years of study  11 Feb 2014
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The Open University supports IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2014  11 Feb 2014
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OU gives evidence to women in scientific careers report  11 Feb 2014
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Emeritus Professor Stuart Hall  10 Feb 2014
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The Open University’s Vice-Chancellor recognised for significant contribution to learning  07 Feb 2014
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Fly me to the moon – new free FutureLearn course offers lunar treat for space enthusiasts  05 Feb 2014

January

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Extreme weather events are a top threat to SMEs  31 Jan 2014
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Martin Bean appointed as UK business ambassador by Prime Minister  24 Jan 2014
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An Hour to Save Your Life: Brand new three-part series for BBC TWO  15 Jan 2014
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Cuddles and cups of tea – major study reveals how couples make their love last  13 Jan 2014
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Open University underlines innovation credentials with appointment of new director  10 Jan 2014


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