The OU’s reputation as the European leader for massive innovations in learning technologies was endorsed this month (8 September 2017), through the award for progressive education delivery at this year's PIEoneer Awards. Read the news story.
OU initiatives which demonstrate innovation in teaching and research impact have been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards 2017 and the Open University Business School is in the running for Business School of the Year.
An exposé of an immigration removal centre has uncovered shocking levels of violence and abuse directed at detainees awaiting potential deportation from the UK. While some staff at the Brook House centre for men near Gatwick Airport, run by the company G4S, tried to control the “chaos”, others were clearly seen mocking and assaulting detainees.
The British city of Milton Keynes is probably not the most obvious contender for the title of 2023 European Capital of Culture. It hasn’t exactly got a reputation for being a cultural hot spot: jokes about the blandness of Milton Keynes are entrenched in the popular imagination.