30/10/2013 - 18:42
As a Custodial Manager in one of England’s larger prisons, OU graduate Donna Wilson (right) manages some 100 staff to ensure the daily regime runs like clockwork, while coping with everything from individuals in crisis to fires in cells. Her role demands a challenging blend of people skills, organisational ability and statistical knowhow, as she tells...
26/06/2013 - 17:44
Getting your poetry published is notoriously tough, but writer Caroline Davies (pictured) has made the breakthrough with a collection of poems about war. She says the OU’s Advanced creative writing course A363 got her off to a flying start. “After completing A215 in 2006 I put off starting A363, in the mistaken belief that it would involve writing...
28/03/2013 - 12:02
Philosophy and counselling may sound like unlikely bedfellows, but they have come together in a novel form of therapy called existential counselling. One of the leading exponents of the British school of existential counselling is Dr Darren Langdridge, head of the OU's department of Psychology. He's just published a new book, Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy. So what is existential...