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THE Awards 2020 log

Shortlisted for University of the Year and innovative teaching

The OU has been shortlisted for University of the Year and Most Innovative Teacher of the Year in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2020.

10th September 2020
Girl reading a book

OU partners with London literacy organisations to encourage children to read

An OU team has received funding from the Mercers’ Company to develop a framework to nurture children’s pleasure in reading and writing.

9th September 2020
Auroras on Jupiter

New data to lead to Space sensors for future ultraviolet applications

New data which can be applied to sensors to detect ultraviolet light will lead to a range of new applications in Space and for industry

21st August 2020

New research to tackle malaria

An OU-led research project has just got funding to tackle malaria, a fatal disease which remains active as the world deals with COVID-19.

19th August 2020
Water flowing over rocks

OU gets funding for early career scientists to research water

The OU has received funding to train early career scientists for future positions in academia, industry and semi-government positions around research into the presence, mobility and reactivity of water in the Earth’s crust.

12th August 2020
Woman protecting her head in the sun

Research to explore people’s experiences of heatwaves

A project which tracks people’s experiences of heatwaves is being launched today (7 August 2020).

7th August 2020
Prisoner reading a book

From prison life to OU PhD student

An OU PhD story who went from prison life to studying for a PhD, has been featured in BBC/OU short film.

7th August 2020
Bride and groom wearing protective masks

Research into how COVID-19 is affecting wedding ceremonies

A new research project into how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected wedding ceremonies, has just been launched.

3rd August 2020
Smoke from brick factories in Bangladesh

New research to expose “the disaster trade”

A project which will expose the links between climate change and international trade has just received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Department for International Development (DfID).

24th July 2020
African school children using a tablet

OU supports online and mobile learning in Africa during COVID-19

OU academics presented new platforms for universities to host their teaching online to representatives from African higher education institutions this week (21 July 2020).

23rd July 2020

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