The Open University News General archive - 2007


December

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The Open University invites footballers to impress Fabio Capello by learning Italian!  20 Dec 2007
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Facebook – website phenomenon or bubble about to burst?  19 Dec 2007
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The Open University begins Thinking Allowed  14 Dec 2007
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Modern-day Vikings and the medieval David Beckham – Timewatch returns to BBC TWO  13 Dec 2007
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The Open University calls on Government to reconsider proposal to change university funding as MPs launch inquiry  07 Dec 2007
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Road trip clues for Moon missions from an Open University researcher  06 Dec 2007

November

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A plot to kill a former Prime Minister and a lost South American colony that almost bankrupted Scotland – The Things We Forgot to Remember returns to Radio 4  29 Nov 2007
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The Open University joins Santander Universities  27 Nov 2007
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Child Benefit Records loss "highlights potential systemic information security failures in many more organisations"  22 Nov 2007
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Change in policy makes key Open University social work course open to all  20 Nov 2007
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Sir Gerry Robinson returns to the NHS on BBC TWO this December  16 Nov 2007
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Alien Life, Molecules, Chocolate and Electric Guitars – The Open University’s Christmas Lecture Series is announced  13 Nov 2007
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The Open University and the Youth Justice Board create new alliance  13 Nov 2007
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Open University graduate wins MBA Student of the Year award  12 Nov 2007

October

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Britain’s brilliant ideas boom  30 Oct 2007
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Exodus: Is Bob Marley the only third world superstar?  25 Oct 2007
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NICE public health guidance aims to help people change their behaviour so that they can enjoy healthier lives  24 Oct 2007
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OU PhD student is Teacher of the Year  23 Oct 2007
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British small firms realise the need to be greener  19 Oct 2007
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World renowned sociologist gives Pavis public lecture  18 Oct 2007
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POLAR: The art and science of Climate Change  17 Oct 2007
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Nitrogen – the silent species eliminator  12 Oct 2007
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The Open University and the Royal College of Nursing create new alliance  11 Oct 2007
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Buy-to-let, Northern Rock and Guinness – The Money Programme returns to BBC Two  09 Oct 2007
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New formula for a science degree  05 Oct 2007
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Space technology harnessed to search out TB  04 Oct 2007
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Universities offer sky gazers chance to shine  04 Oct 2007

September

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Financial literacy course supported by ACCA  27 Sep 2007
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Smaller firms need to stay alert to stay ahead  26 Sep 2007
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As British economy faces challenging times, thousands of UK consumers improve their financial know-how  20 Sep 2007
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OU science samples in experiment for life in space  14 Sep 2007
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The Open University tops student satisfaction ratings for third year running  12 Sep 2007
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A sporting chance to improve your career with The Open University  11 Sep 2007
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British Association Festival of Science features OU expertise  10 Sep 2007

August

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Help is at hand to brush up on management and learning skills  31 Aug 2007
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Central targets may hinder wider waste management objectives  29 Aug 2007
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New OU funding adds up to more reasons to study maths, computing, science and technology in Scotland  09 Aug 2007
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The Material World returns to BBC Radio 4 with The Open University  03 Aug 2007

July

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Which? puts Open University website among the elite  27 Jul 2007
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Open University Vice-Chancellor to chair Association of Commonwealth Universities  26 Jul 2007
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New Degree guaranteed a flying start!  26 Jul 2007
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The Money Programme says "Once More with Ealing"  19 Jul 2007
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Gold medal for space garden  18 Jul 2007
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Worms not as ‘green’ as they seem, OU researcher finds  12 Jul 2007
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Philosophy Podcast storms the download charts  10 Jul 2007
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OU contributes to first MK Science Festival  06 Jul 2007
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Snails in your garden – eyewitness evolution at work  05 Jul 2007
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OpenLearn is announced as finalist in the New Statesman New Media Awards  04 Jul 2007
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OU Student scoops First Prize at Drama Festivals in the East of England  03 Jul 2007
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Open University staff take honours with National Teaching Fellowship Awards  02 Jul 2007
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Lessons in outer space hygiene  02 Jul 2007

June

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The Open University's OpenLearn website receives a $4.45million grant  28 Jun 2007
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Organic campaigners are not communicating effectively  27 Jun 2007
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60,000-student international partnership reaches milestone  27 Jun 2007
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Open University television takes a step beyond TV channels into webspace  26 Jun 2007
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Refugee learners programme receives special award for outstanding achievement  25 Jun 2007
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Open University staff receive honours  18 Jun 2007
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Statement: Proposal for boycott of Israeli universities  15 Jun 2007
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The Open University prepares workforce for global market place  15 Jun 2007
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OU-supported TESSA season launched by BBC World Service  14 Jun 2007
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New Project helps young people understand their world  12 Jun 2007
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Half a million learners worldwide now use free content from OpenLearn  12 Jun 2007
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Postgraduate students on the edge - at OU Festival of Research  11 Jun 2007
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Lenny Henry and the OU say: "Show us the funny!"  10 Jun 2007
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Improving the success of IT projects  08 Jun 2007
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The Open University is CPD partner for ACCA members  08 Jun 2007
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The Future of Post-Graduate research - Ice-Skating Penguins?  06 Jun 2007
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The Open University launches new World Archaeology course  06 Jun 2007
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The Space Race to detect Life as we know it  06 Jun 2007
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Huygens – The space odyssey continues  01 Jun 2007

May

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British businesses slow to act on age laws  31 May 2007
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From the Rhondda to the Royal College of Music - OU Professor receives honorary fellowship  29 May 2007
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The OU signs new partnership agreement in Czech and Slovak Republics  22 May 2007
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The Open University responds to ethics debate by launching new centre  22 May 2007
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European higher education urged to raise ambitions: Open University Vice-Chancellor  17 May 2007
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New Director for The Open University in Wales  17 May 2007
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'Enormous challenges faced by Africa's next generation': international conference  16 May 2007
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OpenLearn adds more than 500 hours of new study materials to site  16 May 2007
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Rough Science Podcast BLASTS off!  09 May 2007
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Universities unite in London to face the future together  01 May 2007
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Lenny Henry: A true man of letters  01 May 2007

April

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Lord Puttnam is installed as the new Chancellor of The Open University  27 Apr 2007
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OU Business School students, graduates and tutors honoured  20 Apr 2007
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OpenLearn wins international platinum award  19 Apr 2007
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Open University degree receives CIPD accreditation  17 Apr 2007
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Wales TUC partnership opens the door to Open University learning for 500,000 Welsh workers  04 Apr 2007

March

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The Open University explores the history of day centres for people with learning disabilities  26 Mar 2007
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AKARI sees life-cycle of Stars in a new light  26 Mar 2007
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Dancing, daring, dribbling robots to invade Shrewsbury  26 Mar 2007
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Rise and Shine – a social history of humans and sunlight  22 Mar 2007
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Investment in future UK space scientists goes to two Open University researchers  15 Mar 2007
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Invisible Witnesses? New research project investigates gender representations of scientists in the media  08 Mar 2007
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Report paints portrait of real poverty in Scotland  02 Mar 2007
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First Arab Open University students to graduate  01 Mar 2007

February

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Space success for Rosetta mission and OU science  26 Feb 2007
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Oxdox:MK International Documentary Film festival to be broadcast from The Open University  26 Feb 2007
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Open University space science nears close encounter with Mars  19 Feb 2007
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OU space scientist to deliver Durham University Grubb-Parsons Lecture  19 Feb 2007
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The Open University and Transport for London take up transport challenge  09 Feb 2007
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UK consumers take control of their financial destiny - thanks to the OU  07 Feb 2007
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The Open University launches Disability Equality Scheme  07 Feb 2007
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The Open University extends reach through Tesco Clubcard partnership  06 Feb 2007
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Elle Macpherson, diets for men and lifestyle managers – The Money Programme returns to BBC Two  05 Feb 2007

January

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OU Business School is a founding partner in SEEDA Leadership Academy project  31 Jan 2007
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Britain's entrepreneurs are 'living the dream'  30 Jan 2007
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The Open University launches two foundation degrees for RAF Personnel  23 Jan 2007
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Will your home be habitable by your grandchildren?  18 Jan 2007
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The Open University and BBC Radio 4 invite listeners to Click On  16 Jan 2007
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Climate Change: Britain Under Threat  12 Jan 2007
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Ethiopia's MBA students graduate with the OU Business School  08 Jan 2007
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The OU advances into the Fourth Dimension  05 Jan 2007
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The Open University launches new course to help people get the most from their digital cameras  03 Jan 2007


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