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Research-informed teaching

Our teaching is inspired by the internationally excellent and world-leading research being conducted at the OU.

The results of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 show our research is both world-leading and has impact in the real world, informing our teaching and our knowledge exchange with academic and non-academic partners and the public.

The OU is at the forefront of research into learning technologies which has resulted in award-winning teaching and learning facilities and tools to analyse and improve learning, many of which directly benefit our students. Examples are:

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OU PhD student simulates early Martian environment in the lab

An OU Astrobiology PhD student, will describe how he is simulating the conditions of early Mars in the lab at an OU event on Thursday 22 February 2018.

19th February 2018
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Upcoming Events

Mar 27

OU lecture on the threat of cyber security attacks

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 -

18:00 to 20:15

Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Apr 18

Open University Law School symposium: Belonging

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 09:30 to Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 17:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

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