The Open University News Archive - 2013


December

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Bringing space into sharper focus: £1M for image sensor technology  16 Dec 2013
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OU brings economics into the heart of calculating climate change  12 Dec 2013
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From Delius to Dizzee Rascal: New Project to Map our Musical Experiences  11 Dec 2013
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OU pays tribute to Honorary Doctor Nelson Mandela for his virtue and values  06 Dec 2013
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Mobiles, laptops or tablets? - Technology survey helps schools shine a light on pupils’ IT habits around the world  06 Dec 2013
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Open University strengthens ties with OU Network in China during ministerial visit  04 Dec 2013

November

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Key organisations unite to improve benefit and risk assessment of vaccines  26 Nov 2013
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New space dust ring discovered near Venus  22 Nov 2013
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The Open University Business School launches new personal finance research centre  14 Nov 2013
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OU announces withdrawal from PGCE qualifications from March 2014  12 Nov 2013
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Small firms still value the personal touch  08 Nov 2013
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Open University launches free online Ecosystems course  08 Nov 2013
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Tiny mollusc unearthed in Chile after 72 years  06 Nov 2013
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OU takes a share of £100m for environmental science doctoral training  05 Nov 2013
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The Open University extends Living Wage to all staff  05 Nov 2013
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Hospital staff able to provide better care thanks to OU dementia training  05 Nov 2013

October

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Why we’re freaked out by zombies – research illuminates the ‘uncanny valley’  28 Oct 2013
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The ‘problem’ of boys: new research to examine male role models  28 Oct 2013
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£16M TO SUPPORT ‘SMART’ ECONOMIC GROWTH IN MILTON KEYNES  22 Oct 2013
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Iceland Foods: Life In The Freezer Cabinet  21 Oct 2013
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Education and training for healthcare support workers provides debate focus  21 Oct 2013
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Design for life: new research funding for PhD designers  15 Oct 2013
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Top prize for Financial Services Foundation student  15 Oct 2013
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Major funding boost for arts and humanities research at The Open University  15 Oct 2013
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Science for everyone as £1m pledge supports new Open University courses  07 Oct 2013
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93-year-old Cumbrian gains OU degree  04 Oct 2013
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The Open University welcomes relaxation of ELQ restrictions  01 Oct 2013

September

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MOOCs and more: Disruptive changes from latest innovations in education  23 Sep 2013
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Discovering the heart of Hackney – Project lets young people tell the story  19 Sep 2013
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The political astuteness of public servants  19 Sep 2013
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FutureLearn to launch unique social online learning experience, delivering free university courses to learners around the world  18 Sep 2013
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The Open University celebrates research with public art  16 Sep 2013
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New study reveals cost of domestic violence could be 10% of national income  05 Sep 2013
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The Open University shortlisted for two prestigious awards  05 Sep 2013
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From personalised coffins to gothic novels - Open University hosts international conference on death, dying and disposal  05 Sep 2013

August

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Cyclist completes incredible challenge visiting 52 European capitals whilst studying for an OU degree on two wheels  29 Aug 2013
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Exceptional student achievements honoured at The Open University Business School Awards  21 Aug 2013
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The Open University among top-rated universities for student satisfaction for 9th year running  13 Aug 2013
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The Open University's youngest graduate  01 Aug 2013

July

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The Open University has welcomed the publication of the report published by the CBI today on skills and the economy.  31 Jul 2013
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SMEs are recruiting and outsourcing but it is likely to be closer to home than abroad  23 Jul 2013
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Artists invited to capture "University of the Air" concept  18 Jul 2013
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The Open University Business School Establishes True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance  17 Jul 2013
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Keith Zimmerman appointed new Director, Students at The Open University  09 Jul 2013
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New tissue engineering breakthrough encourages nerve repair  08 Jul 2013
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Making A Difference - Minister sees international OU language teaching in action  03 Jul 2013
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Activities and arts could help young children’s development  03 Jul 2013
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Global programme will pool knowledge to improve water management  02 Jul 2013
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iSpot celebrates quarter of a million wildlife observations  01 Jul 2013

June

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OU remembers first graduates as it celebrates 40 years of degree ceremonies  20 Jun 2013
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Open University to join SEPnet  18 Jun 2013
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New resource to record Britain’s trees launched  17 Jun 2013
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FutureLearn announces international expansion  17 Jun 2013
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Former Director of Students receives MBE in Birthday Honours  15 Jun 2013
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MK Dons chairman receives Honorary Doctorate from The Open University  06 Jun 2013
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The OU Law School and The University of Law pursue expansion opportunities  06 Jun 2013

May

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Education programme in Bangladesh wins language teaching ‘Oscar’  31 May 2013
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Ancient Egyptians accessorised with meteorites  30 May 2013
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HRH The Duke of York looks behind the scenes at innovative progress at the OU  24 May 2013
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Funding for OU project to support young people being scientists  16 May 2013
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OU Business School alumnus scoops prestigious business award  16 May 2013
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Feynman: His life and the Challenger conspiracy  07 May 2013
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OU Law students win a second national mooting tournament in a month  02 May 2013

April

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OU Library Services wins prestigious award for Being digital  29 Apr 2013
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SMEs embrace mobile and cloud-based computing  29 Apr 2013
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OU reveals dog-tech research to improve owners' lives  25 Apr 2013
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It’s “Happy Birthday OU” as The Open University marks Charter Day  24 Apr 2013
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OU success in Welsh National Mooting Competition  05 Apr 2013
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Research finds second source of potentially disruptive Icelandic volcanoes  02 Apr 2013

March

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Stark findings about poverty in the UK revealed in Open University collaborative report  28 Mar 2013
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Double win at Royal Television Society Awards for OU/BBC co-productions  20 Mar 2013
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Top international experts form taskforce to advise NHS on keeping patients safe from harm  18 Mar 2013
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Mature learners must be given opportunity to transform their lives through higher education, says The Open University  14 Mar 2013
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Commonwealth Scholarship Commission provides funding for OU students in Uganda and Kenya  12 Mar 2013
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Higher Education policy and funding must reflect the breadth and diversity of the nation, says The Open University  08 Mar 2013
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British Council to join Futurelearn: Announced as partners visit Middle East  05 Mar 2013

February

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Trio of broadcasting awards for OU/BBC co-production Protecting Our Children  28 Feb 2013
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Open University appoints new Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning & Teaching  27 Feb 2013
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The NHS Leadership Academy appoints the OU in its largest ever leadership programme  19 Feb 2013
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Top UK institutions take Futurelearn to India on PM Trade Mission  19 Feb 2013
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Prime Minister welcomes Futurelearn expansion as British Library and five universities join  18 Feb 2013
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The Open University tours the Universe in 60 seconds  14 Feb 2013
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A dozen red roses may not be as welcome as washing the dishes on Valentine’s Day – Open University study finds  14 Feb 2013
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The OU Business School strengthens its presence in public service leadership and management  13 Feb 2013
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SME study identifies a hardy ‘one in ten’ who claim to have no business problems  12 Feb 2013
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Professor Rob Paton honoured by London Citizens  04 Feb 2013
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Launch of the new Early Support Early Years Developmental Journal  04 Feb 2013

January

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Surprise finding has teen pregnancy gap widening in areas with ‘good practice’  31 Jan 2013
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Open University to inspire young minds into research  31 Jan 2013
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Deforestation triggers carbon collapse of tropical peatlands  31 Jan 2013
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The Open University is awarded a Regius Professorship in Open Education  30 Jan 2013
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Sustainability toolkit developed by OU to achieve “greener” teaching and learning in Higher Education  30 Jan 2013
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Open University app will let students study any time, any place, anywhere  30 Jan 2013
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EC-funded project calls for greater transparency and accountability of surveillance systems  23 Jan 2013
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Open University receives HR Excellence in Research Award  23 Jan 2013
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The big guns of business talk competitive strategy at event in Manchester  22 Jan 2013
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Police integrity report sheds light on police whistleblower attitudes  17 Jan 2013
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Vice-Chancellor of The Open University speaks at Breakfast Briefing  11 Jan 2013
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OU welcomes move of its CPD website for teachers to a new home at Jisc  11 Jan 2013
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Research reveals the clinical leadership behaviours required to make the NHS reforms work  04 Jan 2013


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