The Open University News General archive - 2012


December

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Open University Olympians and Paralympian recognised in New Year Honours  29 Dec 2012
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Tropical trees are largest emitter of methane in their ecosystem  18 Dec 2012
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Open University embarks on innovative partnership building project with the British Council in Sub Saharan Africa  17 Dec 2012
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UK universities embrace the free, open, online future of higher education powered by The Open University  13 Dec 2012
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Research to prevent ageing in blood vessels receives £750,000  13 Dec 2012
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MPs learn how The Open University can transform lives for the better  13 Dec 2012
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New method to understand superconductors  12 Dec 2012
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OU celebrates achievements of its Olympic students and Alumni  06 Dec 2012
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Praise for The Open University’s global work from Bill Clinton  06 Dec 2012
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The Open University predicts pole position for Milton Keynes following Red Bull Formula One win  05 Dec 2012

November

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Open University’s Mark Brandon receives Most Innovative Teacher accolade  30 Nov 2012
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Boomerangs, Bouncing Balls and Other Spinning Things - Open University Mathematics Department invites local ‘A’ level students to Christmas lecture  27 Nov 2012
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Planet ‘devoured in secret’ by its own sun  20 Nov 2012
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The Open University receives €759k from EU for learning technologies  15 Nov 2012
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Meteorites reveal warm water existed on Mars  15 Nov 2012
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New series aims to spark contemporary poverty debate  13 Nov 2012
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Open University partners with Workers Educational Association  08 Nov 2012
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The Open University welcomes its first welding engineer graduate  06 Nov 2012
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The Open University announces ‘mobile degree app’ OUAnywhere  06 Nov 2012
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Education system needs to adapt to support the UK's smallest firms  05 Nov 2012
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The Open University signs Memorandum of Understanding with Universitas Terbuka  01 Nov 2012

October

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Africa holds the key to own development  26 Oct 2012
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Another innovation milestone: The Open University launches iBooks textbooks for iPad  26 Oct 2012
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OU’s full text search system makes huge leaps in widening access to academic papers  24 Oct 2012
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Open University receives Regional Growth Fund support for space technology  22 Oct 2012
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The Open University to investigate potential Lunar and Martian bases  22 Oct 2012
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Three more awards for Open University co-production Frozen Planet at Wildscreen Panda Awards  19 Oct 2012
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Oil and Gas body forges new partnership with The Open University  19 Oct 2012
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The Open University welcomes Alan Milburn’s report on Social Mobility  18 Oct 2012
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New meteorite from Mars contains traces of Martian soil and atmosphere  11 Oct 2012
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The Open University launches new creative learning initiative  11 Oct 2012
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Education can get Britain growing, says OU Vice-Chancellor  10 Oct 2012
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Built in Britain a new OU/BBC series presented by Evan Davis explores the size of the engineering challenge Britain faces and how we can tackle it  05 Oct 2012
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7Safe and The Open University Launch Postgraduate Certificate in Security and Forensics  03 Oct 2012
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The Open University’s YouTube channel hits 10 million views  01 Oct 2012
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Changes in Atlantic Ocean temperature affects western Amazonia climate  01 Oct 2012

September

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Taking Liberties reports business is positive about national security regulations  28 Sep 2012
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The Open University is the highest rated university in National Student Survey  27 Sep 2012
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OU PhD student wins first prize at international tissue engineering conference  25 Sep 2012
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Open University co-production Frozen Planet wins four Emmy awards  24 Sep 2012
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The Open University joins the National Skills Academy for IT Training Partner Network  18 Sep 2012
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OU appoints new Director for its international business division  14 Sep 2012
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Launch of first surveillance research centre in Europe  12 Sep 2012
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iSpot reaches 20,000 users – major milestone  10 Sep 2012
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OU student Deborah Criddle wins two Paralympic medals  07 Sep 2012
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OU/BBC Series explores why women hold so few positions at the top of British Business  03 Sep 2012

August

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OU Professor wins award for pioneering research into sound  31 Aug 2012
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Wartime Farm - how the war changed agriculture  28 Aug 2012
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Modern relationships – time to rewrite the rules?  16 Aug 2012
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OU students Alex Danson and Helen Richardson win bronze in the women’s hockey  13 Aug 2012
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Global movement of Open Educational Resources examined with $1.5million grant  08 Aug 2012
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OU student Dani King wins gold in the team pursuit  06 Aug 2012
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Open University researchers to study minerals on Mars  03 Aug 2012
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OU student Etienne wins gold in the canoe slalom at Olympics  02 Aug 2012
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OU Academic declared President Elect of the British Society of Gerontology  02 Aug 2012
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OU academic awarded the British Society of Gerontology’s Outstanding Achievement Award 2012  02 Aug 2012
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Olympians and Pilot of World’s Fastest Car Join Forces at Showcase for Best of British Education  01 Aug 2012
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OU researchers to open up information about the natural world  01 Aug 2012

July

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1 in 50 UK graduate millionaires studied with The Open University  27 Jul 2012
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OU academic awarded prestigious National Teaching Fellowship  27 Jul 2012
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OU wishes students well in their sporting efforts in London 2012  26 Jul 2012
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Part-time students in England now able to apply for student loans  26 Jul 2012
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BBC TWO announces new business programmes in partnership with The Open University  26 Jul 2012
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UK universities are missing out on teaching innovations  24 Jul 2012
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The Open University sponsors IF: Milton Keynes International Festival  19 Jul 2012
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OU confirms decision to end direct employment of staff in Continental Europe  18 Jul 2012
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Open University wins ‘Best 50+ continuing education provider’ award  16 Jul 2012
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Mobile phone technology harnessed in OU project aiming to capture sharper images in space  12 Jul 2012
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Open University Professor joins the Board of Trustees of UNICEF UK  11 Jul 2012
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Business advice and information problems for high growth SMEs  05 Jul 2012
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Disabled Student registrations rise 21% at Open University  02 Jul 2012

June

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Information and learning at immigrants’ fingertips  28 Jun 2012
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Open University Guarantee to help students in England start studying  28 Jun 2012
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Automated system to detect infectious diseases for Olympics 2012  25 Jun 2012
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The Open University and BBC launch new Julius Caesar film and featurettes  21 Jun 2012
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On the job training to help businesses survive  20 Jun 2012
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Open University aids European Space Agency and UK Industry exploration of mysterious 'dark Universe'  20 Jun 2012
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Open University Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences is awarded a CBE  19 Jun 2012
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Child-protection campaigner Sara Payne receives OU Honorary Doctorate  18 Jun 2012
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Regulating emotions key to financial trader’s success  15 Jun 2012
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OU and Save The Children International sign Memorandum of Understanding  14 Jun 2012
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Open University’s iSpot nature observation site launches in Southern Africa  12 Jun 2012
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OU one of two universities to give evidence to APPG on Social Mobility  11 Jun 2012
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Open University launches new ‘Ways to Pay’ video for new part-time students in England  07 Jun 2012
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Inspired by the stars – OU undergraduate students achieve pinnacle of academic success  06 Jun 2012

May

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BBC/OU series takes a journey down memory lane to reveal London through the looking glass  31 May 2012
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Arab OU Rector is The Open University’s new Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic)  31 May 2012
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Secretary of State for International Development visited The Open University today  24 May 2012
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Open University programme Made in Britain wins ‘Best TV Programme of the Year’  24 May 2012
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Special Relationships, a new book by Lord Asa Briggs, launches  21 May 2012
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Funding for Open University research to explore potential for life and habitats of Mars  18 May 2012
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Challenges of widening participation under discussion  15 May 2012
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Government appoints Rajay Naik to National Council for Careers  10 May 2012
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Open University collaborates to develop 3D CNS tissue models  10 May 2012
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Creativity matters: The OU wins £226,000 to investigate creative citizenship  03 May 2012
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Taking Responsibility conference to expose the dark side of marketing  03 May 2012
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“Higher education and business are natural allies”, says Open University Director of Communications  03 May 2012
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Social Science Bites: A Major new podcast series  02 May 2012
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iTunes U/YouTube series wins Learning on Screen Award  01 May 2012

April

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Open University and Global Knowledge launch new postgraduate certificate in IT service management  25 Apr 2012
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IT and telecoms Higher Level Apprenticeships officially launched  23 Apr 2012
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OU receives £953,523 from the Kusuma Trust UK for teacher professional development in Indian secondary schools  20 Apr 2012
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Cutting edge award for Ancient Olympics  18 Apr 2012
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New images show dusty stellar nurseries from the dark side of a galaxy  18 Apr 2012
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SME owners facing retirement struggle  16 Apr 2012
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Expert comment: Earthquake and tsunami warning in sea off Indonesia's northern Aceh province  11 Apr 2012
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Open learning conference showcases Open University Bridge to Success project  10 Apr 2012
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Open University Vice-Chancellor accompanies the Prime Minister to the Far East  10 Apr 2012
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The Open University wins £299,456 of public engagement research funding  05 Apr 2012
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$1 million funding to train Health Extension Workers in Ethiopia  05 Apr 2012
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Cultural journalist Maya Jaggi receives OU Honorary Doctorate  03 Apr 2012
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First University in Europe To Reach More Than One Million Subscriptions Through New iTunes U App & Over 50 Million Total International Downloads  03 Apr 2012

March

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OU’s sports degree can offer that “podium moment” to fitness fans  30 Mar 2012
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Students seek to get money savvy with OU finance course  29 Mar 2012
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Professor Jane Frecknall-Hughes is appointed Head of The Open University Law School  13 Mar 2012
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Devolve Me App Evolves to a Million Downloads  12 Mar 2012
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Open University Business School in top four Business Superbrands 2012 - Executive Education, Training and Development  06 Mar 2012
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OU begins consultation on cessation of direct employment of staff in Continental Europe  01 Mar 2012

February

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Jeremy Paxman traces the remarkable story of the British Empire in a major new five part series  24 Feb 2012
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Acas partners with The Open University to develop new qualification  24 Feb 2012
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Google gives further funding to investigate geography of the ancient world  23 Feb 2012
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The case for publishing computer source code for scientific research papers  22 Feb 2012
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3D cellular model brings powerful new approach to spinal cord injury research  20 Feb 2012
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Bisexuals endure worst mental health problems and suffer from equality gap, report finds  16 Feb 2012
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A new six part series explores the history of Wales  15 Feb 2012
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Professor Colin Pillinger curates Objects in Space exhibition  10 Feb 2012
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Schools are e-safe, but cyberbullying is rife  07 Feb 2012
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Economists call for radical and immediate reform of financial system  02 Feb 2012

January

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The Open University appoints new Dean  31 Jan 2012
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Security vs privacy: OU receives £450k to investigate  31 Jan 2012
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OU/BBC documentary highlights the challenges facing social workers  23 Jan 2012
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Iconic new images of the ‘Pillars of Creation’ captured by Herschel space observatory  17 Jan 2012
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£1million grant from Wolfson Foundation to transform teaching of practical science  17 Jan 2012
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OU telescope captures breakthrough image of supernova’s status  10 Jan 2012
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The sky's the limit with Stargazing LIVE and The Open University  10 Jan 2012


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