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  • Free new course: Making Teacher Education Relevant for 21st Century Africa

    30 May 2018

    A free online course has launched to support the transformation of education in Africa. Making Teacher Education Relevant for 21st Century Africa is for anyone who works with, or trains, teachers in Africa and is available to study free and online through Futurelearn.

  • New event at Tate Exchange explores issues facing migrants

    21 May 2018

    Who Are We? is a free event taking place 22-27 May at Tate Exchange, exploring the issues facing migrants and refugees in the UK. Organised by The Open University and Counterpoint Arts.

  • OU personal finance expert signs new open banking Consumer Manifesto

    3 May 2018

    A new Consumer Manifesto has been launched for open banking, making clear to policymakers and product providers the standards and priorities that are needed to make open banking work for consumers.

    The Manifesto has been signed by 18 of the UK’s leading consumer and policy experts, including The Open University’s Jonquil Lowe, Senior Lecturer in Economics and Personal Finance.

  • Can you help us change perceptions towards refugees and migrants?

    Gil Mualem Doron and The New Union Flag at Who are we 2017 at Tate Exchange
    3 May 2018

    The Open University and Counterpoint Arts have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to bring the issues facing migrants and refugees in the UK to the fore.

    The campaign will raise funds for Who are we?, a free week-long public programme of art installations, Learning Labs, workshops and events organised by a consortium of partners and taking place 22-27 May 2018 at Tate Exchange at Tate Modern.

  • Five new scholarships for students from low and middle income countries

    1 May 2018

    Applications are inivited for five Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships to study the OU's Masters in Online and Distance Education (MAODE).

  • Applications invited for funded PhD studentship studying the global South

    16 April 2018

    A new funded PhD studentship for OU graduates has been made available by The Open University, Christian Aid and Robert Beevers Memorial Studentship to study research capacity in the global South.

  • Creating a stronger and fairer society

    Image of Professor Helen Yanacopulos chairing ASAP panel
    3 April 2018

    A recent panel discussion organised by Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP), and chaired by Professor Helen Yanacopulos, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, saw lively debate on how to bridge global divides around inequality and injustice.

  • OU research compares UK and India IT industries to address shortage of women in UK IT

    26 March 2018

    "Addressing the shortage of women in IT requires that the sector not only offers benefits, but outperforms other competing sectors..." says Professor Parvati Raghuram, OU research project lead. 

  • Urbanisation-climate change: What does this mean for development?

    5 March 2018

    Dr Arabella Fraser, an expert whose research focuses on the governance of climate and disaster risk in urban contexts of the global South, joins The Open University as Lecturer in International Development.

  • International Development: Looking back, moving forward

    5 March 2018

    Each year, the international development community at The Open University convenes to discuss collective work and interrogate common understandings of issues of development, innovation and inclusiveness and to look at future projects, collaborations and more.