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In the last three days I have attended three Open University degree ceremonies. Two of these took place in the grandeur of Ely Cathedral and were, as always, joyful occasions in which we were able to share in our students’ successes.
THE OU’s science TV shows have proved so popular that the University is now taking some of their themes out on the road. A new outreach project is producing interactive roadshows, challenges and even podcasts to get the public more “excited” about science.
CANCER sufferers could be treated with fewer side-effects thanks to research at the Open University.
“If you want to work out what the Earth’s climate will be like over the next century, you actually have to look back millions of years,” says Open University climate chaos expert Neil Edwards.
HOW do microbes survive and grow in extreme conditions on Earth? What can they tell us about the formation of the Earth? And what can this tell us about the possibility of life on other planets?
“DISTANCE” learning may become a considerably more local experience thanks to a new OU project which could enable students to gather data in their own neighbourhoods.
THE OU’s new Physics Innovation Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (piCETL) aims to progress and enhance the way the subject is taught at university level.